Cocaine trafficking shifts to Brazil’s smaller ports – UN

In recent years, Brazil has become the main corridor for cocaine exports to Europe and one of the world's largest centers for the consumption of this drug, just behind the United States.

The city of Santos in the state of São Paulo, which has the largest port in Latin America, is on a list of four places that play a unique role in the global maritime drug trade.

The study is part of the global report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), released in early July. According to the report, smaller ports in northern Brazil are increasingly crucial as hubs for transatlantic cocaine trafficking, particularly shipments to Europe.

The report does not specify which ports are involved or in which northern/northeastern states they are located, but . . .

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