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24 June 2010

Cocaine market shifts to Europe

The world's $88 billion cocaine market is shifting towards Europe and is severely destabilising transit countries in West Africa.

The world's $88 billion cocaine market is shifting towards Europe and is severely destabilising transit countries in West Africa even as total production falls, a United Nations report said recently.

"People snorting coke in Europe are killing the pristine forests of the Andean countries and corrupting governments in West Africa," UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said.

 

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