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|Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by Ogonimilitant(m): 6:36am On Apr 17|
Insight: Surge in cocaine trade undermines Conde's bid to revive Guinea
By David Lewis
CONAKRY (Reuters) - A surge in cocaine trafficking has transformed Guinea into West Africa’s latest drug hot spot, jeopardizing President Alpha Conde’s efforts to rebuild state institutions after a military coup and attract billion of dollars in mining investment.
Locals and Latin Americans long-accused of smuggling are operating freely in the country, some with high-level protection from within Conde’s administration, according to Guinean and international law enforcement officials and internal police reports seen by Reuters.
The growth of trafficking was overlooked as diplomats focused on securing a fragile transition back to civilian rule after the 2008 putsch.
Counter-narcotics agents from the United States and other countries, meanwhile, concentrated on smugglers in neighboring Guinea-Bissau, a tiny former Portuguese colony dubbed by crime experts Africa’s first “narco-state”.
However, the U.S. State Department’s 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report said seizures in Guinea and cases abroad traced back there show a spike in trafficking since Conde won power at a 2010 election.
A lack of government figures makes estimating volumes tricky, but a foreign security source said one or two planes landed each month last year, ferrying in cocaine from Latin America mostly for smuggling to Europe.
“Whatever the attitude of the head of state, it’s clear that traffickers can operate in Guinea. They have deep roots there,” said Stephen Ellis, researcher at the African Studies Centre, Leiden, in the Netherlands.
Ellis said drug money was having a corrosive effect on attempts by Conde’s government to improve governance: “It’s worrying because of the effects not just on the politics of Guinea, but the whole region.”
A July report by Guinea’s top anti-drugs agency, seen by Reuters, said traffickers were operating with protection of senior civilian, military and police officials. It said proceeds from the trade are laundered through various channels, including real estate, fishing companies and local mining operations.
|Re: Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by Yaribanzaonic: 7:16am On Apr 17|
Na wah oooo!! Tinubu is truly a kriminal.
|Re: Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by FatimaAbubakar(f): 7:16am On Apr 17|
Tinubu has drug cartels in Guinea Republic.
|Re: Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by computer0810(m): 7:33am On Apr 17|
After adding everything up together come and tell us and don't forget to include what u will do about it
|Re: Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by Curious345: 8:28am On Apr 17|
We all know Tinubu snorts cocaine .. I personally know one of his boys who deals on cocaine around the island .. he told me a lot
|Re: Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by EastAlchemist: 8:58am On Apr 17|
computer0810:The court of law is there na
|Re: Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by Kwave4(m): 9:25am On Apr 17|
Reno omockery once said that if tinubu becomes President he will only use it to enlarge his drug empire
That tinubu don’t really want the president for anything,he is already super rich,he just needs to bear His excellency and have free drug passage
Reno might be a fool but a bad Clock is correct twice every day
|Re: Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by computer0810(m): 9:29am On Apr 17|
What exactly are u filling in court?
|Re: Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by Caramia2020(m): 10:07am On Apr 17|
Na wa o, what a huge mistake.
|Re: Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by KanwuliaExtra: 10:10am On Apr 17|
APCriminals nor get shame at all.
See disgrace upon disgrace!
|Re: Drug Cartels In Guinea. The Link. Things Are Adding Up by Emma513: 11:58am On Apr 17|
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