30/08 A suspected narcotic trafficker, Ibeh Ejike, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after allegedly ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.
30/08 Cargo ships act as trans-Atlantic drug carriers, with crews unaware. Police in Brazil have broken up a smuggling ring where divers strapped cocaine to the hulls of cargo ships departing for Europe, without the crew knowing. More than 200 kilos of cocaine were seized and a dozen people arrested during a massive police operation in Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo, authorities said in a news release.
31/08 US Customs and Border Protection Finds $13.9 Million Worth of Cocaine inside a Container Arriving from the Dominican Republic, destined to Puerto Rico. The container was opened and CBP Officers discovered twelve duffel bags inside the container, five by the door and seven commingled with the commodity. A total of four hundred and fourteen bricks were removed from the duffel bags.
02/08 Colombian navy seizes 1.8 tonnes of cocaine from semisubmersible. The agency said that the drug shipment was the property of a splinter group that once belonged to the Marxist militant organization FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia).
03/08 Drug trafficking threatens Indigenous Shipibo communities in Peru. Community members say the driver of forest loss is illicit coca cultivation.
05/08 Egypt sentences 8 foreigners to death for smuggling tonnes of heroin via Red Sea. Authorities seized the drugs brought in via the Red Sea, worth around $159 million, in 2019, AFP reported.