News Briefings – Week of 21 March

The Spanish police arrested a number of Dutch citizens smuggling between Malaga and the Netherlands. More than 500 kilos of drugs were seized. In total the Spanish police seized 242.7 kilos of marijuana and 420 kilos of hashish. A recent report on drug trafficking in Venezuelan border state Zulia draws attention to a key cocaine corridor that…

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News Briefing – Week of 14 March

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested four Mexican citizens accused of being responsible of the establishment of a massive lab for the production of methamphetamines in Delta. Four Nigerians, suspected of owning the facility, were detained as well. The drugs were reportedly destined to Singapore and Malaysia. Colombia’s government will…

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News Briefing – Week of 7 March

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the European Union and International Police (INTERPOL) have jointly launched a Euro 1.3-million programme to fight money laundering. INTERPOL will support investigative capacity building of law enforcement agencies in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Region in the area of financial crimes at national and international…

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News Briefing – Week of 29 February

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the body responsible for overseeing implementation of UN drug accords, released its last report. The Report contains chapters on the health and welfare of mankind and the international drug control system. According to the 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), Belize has become a transshipment point for marijuana…

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