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Argentine, Chilean and Uruguayan ports through which cocaine is exported to Europe increase

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Investigators are studying the routes and methods used by organized crime to smuggle drugs from South America, but a part of the logistics is still largely overlooked: ports.

So say Carolina Sampó, of the National University of La Plata and University of Buenos Aires' Institute of International Relations (IRI) and IRI's Center for the Study of Transnational Organized Crime Valeska Troncoso.

They conducted a study entitled "Cocaine trafficking from non-traditional ports: examining the cases of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay," published in the international journal Trends in Organized Crime. Although attention is paid to ports . . .

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