Amount of Drugs Transported into and through Africa

in Substance Abuse

Every year, between 50 to 60 tons of cocaine is moved across West Africa by drug smugglers.

On the eastern side of the continent, between 30 to 35 tons of Afghan heroin is smuggled into East Africa each year.

Source: “Africa drug trade fuelling terrorism and crime, says UN,” BBC News, December 9, 2009.

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