Drugs trade

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Spanish police seize underwater drones designed to carry drugs
The vessels would have allowed traffickers to smuggle 200kg of drugs across strait of Gibraltar, police say

Sam Jones in Madrid

04, Jul, 2022 @2:11 PM

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Germany’s move to legalise cannabis expected to create ‘domino effect’
Coalition government consults health experts, economists and growers in race to clear legal hurdles within two years

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

01, Jul, 2022 @9:36 AM

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Amazon wild west: where drugs, fish and logging are big money but life is cheap
Illegal businesses form an interlocking web in the Brazilian remote region where Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira were killed, threatening Indigenous communities and local ecology

Oliver Laughland and Roberto Kaz on the Itaquaí River

01, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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War on drugs prolonged Colombia’s decades-long civil war, landmark report finds
Truth commission’s report, touted as a chance to heal after half a century of bloodshed, called for a ‘substantial change in drug policy’

Joe Parkin Daniels

28, Jun, 2022 @11:07 PM

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‘The PCC are after me’: the drug cartel with Paraguay in its clutches
A Brazilian former prison gang is threatening to turn its neighbour into a narcostate and its deadly tentacles extend much further

Laurence Blair in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay

23, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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£68m of cocaine delivered with bananas to two supermarkets in Czech Republic
Czech police searching more stores on same delivery route while contacting overseas counterparts about shipment from Central America

Gemma McSherry

18, Jun, 2022 @6:39 PM

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Police losing narco war in deadly Amazon region where duo disappeared
A key police outpost lies in ruins after a daring raid – a sign of the growing danger in an increasingly lucrative smuggling route

Tom Phillips in Puerto Amelia and Dan Collyns in Flor de Ucayali

16, Jun, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Brexit helping cause harmful increase in fake ecstasy, study warns
Covid and crackdowns also blamed as researchers find half of pills sold as MDMA at festivals in England contained none of the drug

Steven Morris

08, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mountain labs turn Honduras from cocaine way station into producer
Increase in coca plantations could give rise to a new generation of drug traffickers, and refortify the clans of old

Jeff Ernst in Sonaguera

24, May, 2022 @9:15 AM

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Paraguay drugs prosecutor killed on honeymoon on Colombian beach
Shooting of Marcelo Pecci in front of his wife decried by Paraguayan president as ‘cowardly murder’

William Costa in Asunción and Joe Parkin Daniels in Medellín

11, May, 2022 @6:01 PM

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Ex-Honduran leader seeks to subpoena Biden, Trump and Obama in drugs case
Former president Juan Orlando Hernández’s also suggests he may seek testimony from Mexican drug lord El Chapo in New York trial

Staff and agencies in New York

10, May, 2022 @8:38 PM

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‘It’s total terror’: Colombian cartel retaliates over kingpin’s arrest
Otoniel’s Gulf Clan militiamen shut down northern regions, blocking roads and holding residents hostage in their houses

Joe Parkin Daniels in Medellín

08, May, 2022 @11:10 AM

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