Organized Crime & Gangs

West African leaders not taking drug problem seriously enough: Annan

“Governments in West Africa are not taking the challenge posed by drug trafficking seriously enough and inaction has allowed high-level criminals to escape, forcing foreign involvement, former U.N. chief Kofi Annan told Reuters. Over the past decade, West Africa’s string of poor, weak nations have become a major transit zone for Latin American cocaine headed to Europe. The flow of Asian heroin is up and experts say there is evidence of amphetamine-type stimulants being made in and exported from the region.”

Source: West African leaders not taking drug problem seriously enough: Annan | Reuters

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