Drug Traffickers Increasingly Sophisticated
By Geraldine Cook July 01, 2010
In the past three years, the seizure of narcotics transported from Latin America to West Africa has gone down, according to figures from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC. In 2007, 15 tons passed through Central and West Africa, but only 5.5 tons were counted in 2008. That does not mean there has been a victory against illicit trafficking. Instead, it indicates traffickers are getting more sophisticated.