The West African drug trade is one of the most well-established and expanded drug markets in the world. According to two UNODC reports, the first released in December of 2007 and the second in October of 2008, cocaine is smuggled through every country in the region and at least 50 tons of cocaine from Latin America are entering West Africa every year. West Africa is currently the main intermediary in the cocaine trade between Latin America and Europe. The global cocaine trade has been going under some changes: South American drug traders choose to target the European Market, instead of the North American, and for their target West Africa is the perfect place to develop smuggling networks.
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