Sunday, October 17, 2021

Cocaine and illegal timber in Brazil's Amazon

Over 70% of logging in the northern state of ParĂ¡ between August 2017 and July 2018 was illegal according to a study. Environmental crime is a low risk means of income for drug traffickers, with timber shipments being used to conceal drugs destined for foreign markets.

In total, the seizures amounted to nearly nine tons.
At least 16 major seizures of cocaine between 2017 and 2021 came when cocaine was concealed within shipments of timber for export.