Items tagged with belgium and cocaine

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Over a quarter of cocaine seized in Latin American ports destined for Antwerp [22.10.2022] This year, an estimated 200 tonnes of cocaine destined for overseas have already been seized in Latin American Ports, 65 tonnes of which were destine ...
How the Netherlands became a global cocaine hub [23.03.2022] While the scale of the discovery was shocking, the fact of it was not. The number of cocaine seizures in Europe has been rising steadily, quadrupling ...
Antwerp and Rotterdam are new epicentre of European cocaine trade [09.09.2021] The increased use of shipping containers to conceal drugs has made the high volume ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg the new epicentre of the E ...
Colombia’s cartels target Europe with cocaine, corruption and torture [11.04.2021] At 5am on a chilly Tuesday morning last month, 1,600 police officers and balaclava-wearing special forces, bristling with arms and battering rams, we ...
Legalising cocaine is ‘something to consider,’ says Antwerp mayor [10.10.2020] Legalising cocaine is “an option that people need to dare to consider,” according to the mayor of Antwerp, Bart De Wever (N-VA). De Wever, whose port ...
What lockdown? World’s cocaine traffickers sniff at movement restrictions [20.05.2020] The world’s cocaine industry — which produces close to 2,000 metric tons a year and makes tens of billions of dollars — has adapted better than many ...
Belgium’s most powerful politician has a drugs problem [11.01.2020] Drug gangs increasingly choose Antwerp over the port of Rotterdam since checks there have become tougher. Almost one-third of all cocaine intercepted ...

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