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Vol 48 No 13

Published 22nd June 2007

Guinea Bissau

The cocaine web spreads

Latin America's druglords are doing multimillion dollar business with West Africa's military and their politician pals

From their heydays in Nigeria in the 1980s, Latin America's druglords are diversifying their business in Africa. Nigerian traders still play a key role: they are regarded as world class transporters of contraband drugs, although Latin dealers have kept their grip over the supply chain from the coca fields onwards.

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