For years, the seized amount of cocaine is increasing. German investigators fear out loud NDR that the distribution of battles fought for the drug more and more violent. In addition, the money is booming Laundry.
The Spanish port of Algeciras in April 2018. Regular investigators find shipments of Drugs, mostly from South America. But what are the investigators to track down when this control is hidden among a delivery of bananas, should be at the end of a huge blow to cocaine smugglers in Europe.
Approximately nine tons of the drug is to be ensured that day - the largest amount of cocaine that had ever been made in Europe in the containers seized, the Spanish Minister of the interior. Market value, depending on the calculation, at least half a billion euros.
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The record-breaking Fund is a good example for a phenomenon, the German customs and police investigators internally as a "Tsunami from South America". For years, it is assured worldwide, more and more cocaine. In the year 2018 it were, up to November, 608 tons, the internal evaluation of the Federal criminal police office, which is the NDR.
As many of the findings according to experience in the coming year, the public would, it keeps the BKA is quite possible that this year's positions, and a lot could still be on the 639 tons from the previous record year of 2017.Seized cocaine quantity in metric tons (t)annual quantity 2013328 t 2014335 t 2015416 t 2016582 t 2017639 t 2018608 t (as of November 2018)
Christian Hoppe directs the drug enforcement at the BKA. The cause of the persistent cocaine glut "in the first line in the large production volumes in countries such as Colombia, Peru and Bolivia," he told NDR. Cocaine would be manufactured today are more efficient, so that could be a Coca-harvest more cocaine win, as even a few years ago.
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tagesschau 12:00 PM, 28.12.2018, Anna Mundt, NDR
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