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Peruvian police burn 11 tons of seized drugs
Peruvian police burn 11 tons of seized drugs

Peruvian police on Tuesday burned about 11 tons of drugs confiscated in raids in recent months.

Peruvian police burn 11 tons of seized drugs
US congressman Radel arrested for cocaine possession
US congressman Radel arrested for cocaine possession

First-term US congressman Trey Radel of Florida has been arrested for possession of cocaine, court documents showed Tuesday.

US congressman Radel arrested for cocaine possession
Maduro probes purported US involvement in Air France drug cache
Maduro probes purported US involvement in Air France drug cache

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he was investigating whether US drug enforcement agents were involved in a huge cocaine drug bust as part of a plot to brand Venezuela a "narco state."

Maduro probes purported US involvement in Air France drug cache
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'War' on illegal drugs is failing: study

The global war on heroin, cocaine and cannabis is failing to stem supply, as prices of these drugs have tumbled while seizures of them have risen.

'War' on illegal drugs is failing: study
Venezuela arrests 22 in Air France cocaine bust
Venezuela arrests 22 in Air France cocaine bust

Venezuela has arrested 22 people including eight military staff in a smuggling case in which 1.3 tons of cocaine were flown from Caracas to Paris on an Air France jet.

Venezuela arrests 22 in Air France cocaine bust
Air France in spotlight as nine held over record cocaine bust
Air France in spotlight as nine held over record cocaine bust

Nine people are being held in France and Venezuela in connection with the seizure of 1.3 tonnes of cocaine stashed in suitcases on an Air France flight.

Air France in spotlight as nine held over record cocaine bust
Venezuela's Interior and Justice Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres. ©Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Venezuela arrests three in Air France cocaine case

Three members of Venezuela's security forces were arrested in connection with the 1.3 tonnes of cocaine French police found aboard an Air France flight that originated in Caracas.

Venezuela arrests three in Air France cocaine case
Peruvian drug traffickers prey on young Europeans
Peruvian drug traffickers prey on young Europeans

The profile is often the same: European, often young and female, and facing hard economic choices. A perfect mark for Peruvian cocaine traffickers seeking couriers.

Peruvian drug traffickers prey on young Europeans
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Mali war disrupts cocaine supply to Europe

France's surprise intervention in northern Mali against Islamist fighters involved in lucrative drug-running has disrupted cocaine supply to Europe but smugglers are already finding new routes.

Mali war disrupts cocaine supply to Europe
Australia seizes $246 million of drugs from China
Australia seizes $246 million of drugs from China

Australian police said Wednesday they had seized cocaine and methamphetamine worth Aus$237 million (US$246 million) shipped from China in a consignment of heavy machinery.

Australia seizes $246 million of drugs from China
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Columbian drug lords tried to make business in Kazakhstan

Criminal groups from Columbia and Peru tried to set cocaine sales networks in Kazakhstan.

Columbian drug lords tried to make business in Kazakhstan
Brazil is world's largest crack market: study
Brazil is world's largest crack market: study

Brazil is the world's largest market for crack and the second for overall cocaine use, researchers from the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP) said Wednesday.

Brazil is world's largest crack market: study
Bolivia President Evo Morales. ©REUTERS
Bolivia leader: US 'commands' Colombia's military

Bolivia President Evo Morales accused the US military of commanding Colombia's armed forces and of having a military base in the South American country.

Bolivia leader: US 'commands' Colombia's military
Brazil cracks down on cocaine trafficking in border areas
Brazil cracks down on cocaine trafficking in border areas

Faced with rising cocaine consumption linked to economic prosperity, Brazil is cracking down harder on trafficking along its borders with three top neighboring coca leaf producers: Bolivia, Peru and Colombia.

Brazil cracks down on cocaine trafficking in border areas

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