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Place.png West Africa
(Region)
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Global drug trade

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the drug trade in West Africa rapidly expanded.[citation needed] West Africa is on a drug traffic route for cocaine from South America. This is an alternative route to the standard route used by the CIA in its drug trafficking. The UNODC reported in 2019 that "at least 50 tons of cocaine from the Andean countries are transiting West Africa every year".[1]

In 2019, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde reported record cocaine busts.[2]

 

Nation states

Nation stateDescription
Burkina Faso
CameroonWest African state
Cape Verde
Gabon
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Ivory Coast
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
NigeriaA populous, highly oil/gas rich nation in Africa.
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo


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