The illegal drug trade in Europe remains prevalent despite the worldwide pandemic and intensified anti-illegal drug campaign.
Albanian Cocaine Leader Arrested in Peru Over Illegal Drug Trade
Peruvian authorities recovered 2.3 tons of pure cocaine during its all-out effort to capture the people involved in an international drug trafficking network. Italian businessmen Pasquale Bifulco and Albanian Kadri Gjoci run the cartel.
Two Peruvians, Luis Alberto Barnasya Huayanay and Elmer Cardenas Ramirez were also arrested. Police seized 5.3 kilograms of cocaine, communication equipment, and two vehicles from Huayanay. Additionally, authorities confiscated a shotgun and two other guns from Ramirez.
Drug consignments bound for Lima and Tumbers departed Alto Huallaga. It will be brought by sea from Callao port to Europe. After receiving an intelligence report about a considerable drug shipment to Italy and Hamburg (Germany), the agents took action to vanquish the organization of the illegal drug trade.
Afghanistan’s Drug Dealings Entering Europe Ignites Terrorism
Europe needs to be serious in fighting the illicit drug trade that uses its countries as channels for drug distribution. It not only concerns public health but also countering terrorism.
People who inject drugs (PWID) suffer several negative health damages. They incorporate cocaine or “crack” cocaine with heroin, cannabis or marijuana with NPS. There are also instances when they combine cocaine and ecstasy.
Heroin and methamphetamine hustle across transport courses. These cargoes enter Berlin, Brussels, and other European cities through Turkey, Iran, and the Balkan countries.
Between 2021 to 2022, the European Union, along with the US government and the United Nations Security Council, collaborated to curb the widespread distribution of illegal substances. They instituted major and extensive laws from the current punishments against the Taliban. It will help empower humanitarian operations and the supply of basic human necessities.
Today’s Taliban are reconstructing their extremist and misogynist leadership from the 1990s. There are three sets of concerns from the first sovereignty. These are the worsening economic situation, illegal drug trade, and connection to al-Qaeda. Not only they can cause destruction for the Afghan populace but also threaten European interests.
What could be the most bothersome is the unending symbiotic relationship between al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Afghanistan gives terrorists a safe haven and an entire range of its associates. For more than two generations, the Haqqani Network developed its affinity with al-Qaeda. It’s one of the most prominent power center in the Taliban jurisdiction.
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