MOZAMBIQUE ARREST OF BRAZILIAN DRUG KINGPIN POINTS TO SOUTHERN AFRICAN SHIFT IN GLOBAL COCAINE NETWORK

On 10 June, the Daily Maverick in South Africa reported that the arrest of the high-level Brazilian drug trafficker Gilberto Aparecido Dos Santos – a close ally of leading figures in Brazil’s largest and most powerful organised crime group, as well as having links in Bolivia – on 13 April in Mozambique provides further proof of the growing links between South American and Southern and East African crime groups.  It says that, for example, there have also been notable seizures in South Africa in recent years, although little is known about the networks behind them.

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-06-08-mozambique-arrest-of-brazilian-drug-kingpin-points-to-southern-african-shift-in-global-cocaine-network/#gsc.tab=0

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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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