Cocaine Production in the Andes in 2007

Up to 17 percent of all cocaine produced in the Andes was believed to have been trafficked through Venezuela in 2007, according to Government Accountability Report. 260 metric tons flowed through Venezuela in 2007, up from 60 metric tons in 2004. In addition, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) contributes in trafficking up to 60 percent of all cocaine coming out of Colombia.

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Illegal Trade in West Africa

The region of West Africa is emerging as a hot spot for black market goods, according to the United Nations.

Certain activities include:

* One quarter of all cocaine entering Europe comes through West Africa.
* 80 percent of the cigarette market in the region is made up of illegal, contraband cigarettes.
* 50 to 60 percent of all medications in the region are counterfeit drugs.

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