Weekly Report - 02 February 2023 (WR-23-05)

COLOMBIA: Cocaine busts at record high

Colombia’s defence ministry announced on 28 January that seizures of cocaine reached an all-time high in 2022, when 671 tonnes (t) of the drug were impounded by the authorities. Rather than indicating a deterioration in the fortunes of drug trafficking organisations (DTOs), the increasing number of seizures more likely reflects booming drug production over the past two years.

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