Countries in eastern and southern Africa are receiving much larger illicit shipments of South American drugs than previously thought as global cocaine markets expand.
“Cocaine trafficking from Latin America through Africa has increased because the African continent is an excellent transit route,” said Carolina Sampó, coordinator of the Center for Transnational Organized Crime Studies in Argentina.
“In addition, the African continent is also gradually becoming an important consumption area due to pressure from drug exporters.”
Most drug shipments are . . .