URUGUAY AS COCAINE TRANSIT POINT TO EUROPE AFTER PRIVATE JET BUST

Insight Crime on 1st August reported that more than a half a ton of cocaine was smuggled aboard a private jet that landed in Switzerland after departing from Uruguay, revealing that traffickers could be increasingly using Uruguay as a major exit point for drugs destined for Europe.  The jet had departed Montevideo, and then made a stopover in Nice before landing in Switzerland.  3 passengers —nationals from Croatia, the Czech Republic and Montenegro — were arrested, with one suspected of being a top leader in what was described as a Balkan criminal group.  Authorities also seized €2 million in cash and €1 million worth of luxury goods.

https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/europe-bust-uruguay-cocaine-transit-point/

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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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