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Cocaine Smuggling and Production at Record High Since Pandemic Retreat

[3/16] | South American drug cartels have capitalized on the retreat of the Covid-19 pandemic to produce and smuggle record amounts of cocaine around the world. Production of coca, the drug’s base ingredient, spiked 35% in 2020-21, surpassing pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Cont.


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