PERU DRUG TRAFFICKING GROUPS EXPANDING TO NEW EUROPEAN MARKETS AND THE SERBIAN CONNECTION

Insight Crime on 18th October reported that drug trafficking routes out of Peru have taken a new direction in recent years.  Peru is the second largest producer of coca in the world.  It is said that trafficking groups use Bolivia as a bridge, transporting drugs in small planes overseas or by terrestrial routes to markets in neighbouring Brazil, but only about 10%t of the drugs produced in Peru end up in the US – most of the drugs produced here end up in Europe.  Serbian groups are starting to have a really formidable presence in Peru and authorities seized 1½ tons of cocaine from Serbian mafias in Peru.  Serbian groups are believed to work in conjunction with family clans based in the coca-growing region.  This new market growth is due to a rise in global salaries and economic growth in Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe.

https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/peru-drug-trafficking-expanding-european-markets/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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