Illegal drugs turning West Africa into a ‘cauldron’
Recent large drug hauls in West Africa indicate the region is becoming increasingly important as a transit point for drugs from South America to the rest of the continent and into Europe.
Customs authorities in Senegal said they seized nearly 800kg of cocaine on a ship arriving in the capital in the last few days.
Kwesi Aning is an expert in the West African drugs trade at the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana.
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