Illegal drug trade

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 20th, 2013
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Lagos — Not less than 1,585 Nigerians were apprehended in Norway between 2000 and 2012 over drug trafficking, and of the number 432 were arrested in 2012 alone, out of which 95 were deported, a visiting team of Norwegian police and customs officials said. Leader of the delegation Mr Kai Arild Holm sa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Oct 12th, 2012
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Valentin KATASONOV These days, the drug mafia theme explainably attracts permanent media coverage. One of the aspects that cannot be avoided in the context is the involvement of the financial sector – for hefty risk premiums – in money laundering for the narcotics business. Banks and the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 31st, 2012
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Over the last decade, West Africa has made encouraging progress. Violent conflicts that had blighted the region for many years have been ended. There have been real advances in development, health and education. Economic growth is accelerating. Democratic practice, although still not the norm everywh...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Jan 23rd, 2012
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Just two weeks after the police arrested a Nigerian with 175 gm of cocaine, a 32-year-old native of Ghana was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport along with 200 gm of cocaine. This is one of the biggest seizure of cocaine in recent times in the city. Police said they had recei...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Dec 14th, 2011
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23-year-old Nolubabalo “Babsi” Nobanda, from Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, was caught by Thai authorities for trying to smuggle 1,5 kg of cocaine matted in her dreadlocked hair....
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Dec 13th, 2011
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CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, December 13, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will tomorrow launch government’s Anti-Alcohol and Substance Abuse Campaign in Cape Town, Western Cape. The Campaign will be unveiled under the theme: “Towa...
By benim
In Gambia
Oct 12th, 2011
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Banjul – A Gambian court on Wednesday sentenced eight foreigners to 50 years in prison for trafficking cocaine worth a billion dollars. The convicts are four Venezuelans, two Dutchmen, a Mexican and a Nigerian, an AFP correspondent reported. Another accused Venezuelan died before the judgement....
By benim
In News
Oct 3rd, 2011
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Another person has been caught at one of the region’s airports after having swallowed dozens of heroin pellets in a drug-smuggling attempt, according to court records. A 61-year-old Nigerian woman was arrested after she flew into Washington Dulles International Airport from Addis Ababa, Ethiopi...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Sep 25th, 2011
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ABOUT 130 heroin pellets were allegedly found in the intestines of a Malaysian woman after she got off a flight at Sydney Airport. A 25-year-old Nigerian man, who was waiting to collect the drugs, was arrested outside a restaurant in Kings Cross, the Australian Federal Police, said in a statement. Th...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Sep 16th, 2011
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The record company behind U2 and Lady Gaga was allegedly used by a drug-trafficking ring for its cases stuffed with cocaine and $20 bills. Rap music manager James Rosemond, 46, known as ‘Jimmy Henchmen’ was indicted three months ago on drug trafficking charges. Members of his organisation allegedly u...