UN: Drug cartels using African connections

“Drug cartels are increasingly using West Africa as a hub for smuggling, working with criminal networks from the region who market cannabis, cocaine and heroin in Europe and North America, according to the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

“If you look at recent seizures of cocaine, the biggest are all linked to groups with operations on the West African coast,” Antonio Mazzitelli, head of UNODC’s regional office for West and Central Africa, said.” [More]