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Long known as Africa’s ‘narco-state,’ Guinea-Bissau’s reputation will be tough to...

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The former Portuguese colony of Guinea-Bissau has been dogged by unrest and instability since its independence in 1974. The government was overthrown about six...

Huge cigarette bust for Op Corona soldiers

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers, along with members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), have seized more than R5 million worth...

French frigate seizes 3 tons of narcotics in the Arabian Sea

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The French Marine Nationale ship (FS) Jean Bart intercepted over 2 900 kg of illicit drugs on 12 February in the latest successful Combined...

Cigarette prices soar during lockdown, according to latest UCT study

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Recent research has shown that the average price of cigarettes has increased by nearly 250% compared to pre-lockdown levels and that the sales ban...

Increase in Namibia liquor smuggling

Namibian police report an increase in people smuggling beer and whisky from neighbouring Angola and Zambia, using illegal border crossings to beat a ban...

Hashish destined for Africa intercepted

Lebanese police seized 25 tonnes of hashish set to be smuggled to an African state in the country’s biggest drug bust, Lebanese security forces...

Rice smuggling leads to Nigeria/Benin border closure

Nigeria partially closed its western border with Benin to curb rice smuggling threatening attempts to boost local production government said. Government wants Nigeria to be...

Security crackdown ends Sabratha’s reign as people smuggling hub

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Departures of migrant-laden boats to Italy from Sabratha, formerly Libya's biggest people-smuggling hub, slowed to a trickle thanks to a security crackdown...

Pasta and petrol: smuggling crackdown in Tunisia

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Tunisian Zubair Abdel-Moula lost his work selling smuggled fuel on the streets of a poor southern town after government tightened controls with...

More African ivory smuggled into China

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More African ivory is smuggled into China as Myanmar and Beijing's ban on trade in ivory failed to dampen imports, a report...

Fuel smuggling under the spotlight in Libya

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Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) is considering using a chemical marking system to help trace oil products smuggled out of the country,...

SAPS arrest vehicle and cigarette smugglers

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) have once more intercepted motor vehicles, including a luxury SUV, from being smuggled out of the...

Italy busts Tunisian migrant smuggling ring

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Italy has broken up a criminal ring smuggling migrants from Tunisia to Sicily on speedboats less than a year after a similar...

Cameroon unrest fuels cocoa smuggling

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Unrest in Cameroon's English-speaking regions, the central African nation's cocoa-growing heartland, is fuelling bean smuggling into neighbouring Nigeria, farmers and buyers said. Cameroon...

Joint operations room for migrant smuggling on the way

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Libya's UN-backed government agreed with Italy to establish a joint operations room to tackle migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts...

Italy breaks up Libyan fuel smuggling ring

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Sicilian police want nine people, including a suspected mobster, arrested for running a Libyan fuel-smuggling ring in which at least 30 million...

Human smuggling groups seeks legitimacy with Tripoli

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An armed group, known for smuggling people from Libya, is seeking legitimacy and state security jobs from the Tripoli government in exchange...

Feature: Trafficking networks can destroy a state from within

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In the early 2000s, West Africa became the preferred point of entry for traffickers moving narcotics from South America to Europe. This brought...

Ivory smuggling syndicate bust

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Seven smugglers involved in illegal ivory trade between Uganda and Singapore have been arrested following an 18-month investigation by African and Asian...

Indonesia to probe arms smuggling claims against Sudan peacekeepers

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Indonesia will on Wednesday send a team to Sudan to investigate allegations its peacekeepers stationed there with the United Nations tried to...

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