Items tagged with belgium and cocaine

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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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