On 26 July, a report from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime pointed out that south-eastern Europe contains more than a hundred ports and 12 container terminals, which are important entry and exit points for trade in the Adriatic, Aegean, Black and Ionian Seas, as well as along the Danube. It reveals that there is a maritime Balkan route bringing drugs into SEE through key commercial seaports: cocaine from Latin America and heroin via Turkey and the Middle East. Other commodities being smuggled along this route include weapons, waste, counterfeit goods and cigarettes. In addition, the report provides a glimpse of smuggling along the Danube.
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