Cocaine flooded Europe against the closure of the borders


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Cocaine flooded Europe against the closure of the borders because of the epidemic coronavirus infection. It is reported by the UN Office on drugs and crime (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC), reports Reuters.

“Judging by how many quantities of cocaine in excess of usual, we confiscated recently, Europe was flooded with drugs before the introduction of quarantine measures,” suggested a senior officer from UNODC Bob van Den Berg.

Mostly drugs arrive from Latin America: parties hiding, for example, boxes with vegetables and fruit. Law enforcement authorities call it a “genius move” because the EU almost does not restrict food imports from Latin American countries.

Some experts say that the closures haven’t affected drug trafficking in Europe in the first three months 2020 UNODC confiscated 17.5 tons of cocaine. It is 20 percent more than in the same period in 2019.

April 24 edition of the Brussels Times wrote that in 2019 through the Belgian port of Antwerp was about half of the total volume of cocaine that were brought to Europe. During the year there caught 77 tonnes of the drug.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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