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MAP - Drugnews - Senegal

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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:55:21 -0800

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Senegal: Fears For Stability In West Africa As Cartels Move In

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 10 Mar 2009 - Part Two: How Porous Borders And Poverty Make Fertile Terrain For Drug Traffickers The wooden canoes stacked on the putrid beach of Mbour's main port tell not one story, but two. Once these locally made, satellite-equipped pirogues did a busy trade in shipping out thousands of young men for whom Mbour is the port of choice for the perilous journey to Europe. Now they have begun to export a far more profitable clandestine commodity to Europe's shores: cocaine.

Senegal: West Africa A Haven For Drugs

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 07:00:00 GMT

City Press, 01 Aug 2005 - Dakar - Lax law enforcement, a strategic location and an inexhaustible supply of couriers have made West Africa an emerging transit point for South American and home grown cartels shipping drugs to Europe and beyond, say United Nations officials. By building up a web of offshore drop sites and willing mules, both the Latin American cartels and smaller West African criminal networks have smuggled millions of dollars in cocaine, cannabis and heroin through the region over the last decade, the UN Office of Drug Control (Unodc) said in a new report.