|Location||West Africa, Africa|
|Leader||President of Guinea-Bissau|
|Member of||African Union, La Francophonie, Organisation of African Unity, UN|
|Portuguese ex-colony "narco-state" in West Africa.|
Cocaine transit hub
On March 9, Guinea-Bissau recorded its biggest cocaine bust yet after discovering almost 800 kilograms (1,764 pounds) of the narcotic in a fish truck bound for Mali. Four people were arrested, including an adviser to the speaker of Niger’s national assembly who’s suspected of working for a businessman with links to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, known by its acronym AQIM, according to Domingos Correia, deputy national director of the judicial police.
In September 2019, this record was broken again by a 1.8 tonne seizure.