EU Drugs Agency Highlights Concern Over Narcotics Trafficking Using Containers

June 11: The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has published its European Drug Report 2019: Trends and Developments, available for download here.

Of particular note for the maritime sector, the report found that “Current data on cocaine show that both the number of seizures and the volumes seized are at an all-time high. Cocaine enters Europe through numerous routes and means, but the growth in large-volume trafficking, through major ports, using containers, stands out.

The report continues, “the largest quantity [of cocaine] appears to be smuggled in maritime freight, especially containers. The Caribbean, West and North Africa are important transit zones for cocaine coming to Europe.”

Read More /Source: EMCDDA

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