Drug cartels in Latin America are now making more money from synthetic drugs like fentanyl than the illicit substances the continent is best known for, like cocaine and marijuana.
Rumours on social media from pro-Russian accounts, using digitally altered videos, claim that President Volodymyr Zelensky is addicted to cocaine. These rumours date back to 2019, during Zelensky's presidential campaign. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Security forces and the Spanish tax agency have seized a fishing boat south of the Canary Islands carrying more than 2,900 kilos of cocaine, with a market value of €90 million.
A jet full of cocaine in Brazil shows Turkey's increasing role in global drug trafficking. The UN drugs agency says the cocaine is sent via Turkey to EU countries, as well as Eastern European and Middle Eastern nations.
Authorities in Buenos Aires are searching to determine what the cocaine was mixed with. Over 50 people were also hospitalized after ingesting the tainted batch of the hard drug.
1 Nov 2021
Prosecutors labeled it "the largest haul discovered so far this year" as Rotterdam becomes a favorite European entry point for cocaine. Europol said the Netherlands and Belgium are becoming hubs for cocaine trafficking.
19 Oct 2021
Portuguese authorities seize a 5.2-tonne haul of cocaine from a Spanish-registered sailing ship, arresting two Spanish citizens and a Peruvian. of on the docks
11 Oct 2021
Ecuadorian police have seized 2.5 tons of cocaine in two separate operations. A ton of was bound for Europe. They have also arrested five suspects.
4 Oct 2021
Members of the Technical Agency for Criminal Investigation in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, set fire to 3.313 kilos of cocaine seized from cartels throughout 2021 in operations across the country.
1 Sep 2021
It's reportedly the biggest ever drug bust in the small Balkan country. Montenegro has stepped up its fight against organised crime in recent years as it aspires to join the EU.
26 Aug 2021
The Colombian Navy has intercepted 1.2 tonnes of cocaine bound to Central America on a Go-Fast boat in the Pacific Ocean on Narino Province.
5 Jul 2021
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, have arrested a Nigerian woman based in Brazil, Mrs. Anita Ugochinyere Ogbonna, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with 100 pellets of cocaine concealed in her private part and handbag.