SUPER LABS AND MASTER CHEFS – THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE’S DRUG TRADE

LATIN AMERICAN EXPERTS HELP EUROPEAN GANGS PRODUCE COCAINE AT HOME

On 19 May, Insight Crime reported that Europe’s increasing demand for cocaine has propelled changes in the global drug production network, with cocaine now being producing in Europe by local criminals with the help of their Latin American counterparts.  The article includes an interview in which experts from EMCDDA discuss the drug trafficking and consumption landscape in Europe and the impact of the arrival that Latin America’s highly-experienced traffickers could have on Europe. 

https://insightcrime.org/news/europe-cocaine-produced-latin-american-gangs-offer-know-how/

SUPER LABS AND MASTER CHEFS – THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE’S DRUG TRADE

Another article from Insight Crime on 19 May says that cocaine processing has taken root on European soil, Mexican and Dutch synthetic drug traffickers have partnered up, and a new chemical technique is encouraging the establishment of super-labs in Europe’s methamphetamine trade.  This also focuses on the report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addition (EMCDDA) and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and discusses 5 major takeaways from the EMCDDA’s latest report.

https://insightcrime.org/news/super-labs-master-chefs-changing-face-europes-drug-trade/

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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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