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Le blog de Claudio Meloni

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  • Kanabistan

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    Albania is the first european marijuana producer. From 2015 to 2017 the amount of the marijuana seized to smugglers has skyrocketed from 860 kg in 2015 to 34,9 tons seized in 2017. In the first half of 2018 it reached 10 tons seized. In 2013 prime minister Edi Rama announced a war on drug but despite plantations destruction in 2017 marijuana production has still continued to grow.
  • The deadly correlation between two common drugs

    115 americans die each day for opioid painkillers abuse. But this drug is still continuing to be prescribed as usual. The same as benzodiazepine, normally used for anxiety and insomnia. In a study conducted over 300.000 deaths due to opioids overdose 17% out of them where found positive to benzodiazepines. Studies show how benzodiazepines are connected with the increasing of opioids effects.
  • The Guerrero Unidos cartel and the killing of 43 Mexican students

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    The students from Ayotzinapa college disappeared. The students from Ayotzinapa college disappeared.
    In September 2014, 43 Ayotzinapa students were kidnapped in Iguala. Up to now investigations led by local police haven't been able to find out where the students were taken and what happened to them. Investigating Guerrero Unidos drug trafficking in Chicago, US officials wiretapped conversations about this plot. They appear to shed new light on the killings.
  • Uribe's financial ties with the Medellin cartel

    Senator Luis Giullermo Velez Trujillo, an ex political Uribe's ally, told the US Embassy in Colombia that the Ochoa-Vàsquez crime family financed Uribe political campaign. He also added that Uribe is a cousin of the Ochoa Vasquez drug kingpin, one of the founder of the Medellin drug cartel, according to NSA's cables released today.
  • The Tamaulipas massacre

    Drug trade organizations operate fairly openly and with freedom of movement and operations, with tactics that include roadblocks, the takeover of towns, and bottling up local military units and security forces. In many cases they operate with near total impunity in the face of compromised local security forces.
  • Los Zetas

    Los Zetas control the major drug trafficking corridors along the south Texas/Mexico border for the Gulf Cartel and are involved in or linked to numerous criminal activities including kidnapping, murder, and alien smuggling.
  • Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel

    Colombian poster offering approximately $4 million (USD) reward for informations leading to the capture of Pablo Escobar Colombian poster offering approximately $4 million (USD) reward for informations leading to the capture of Pablo Escobar
    Pablo Escobar Gavira was the first able to create an organization in the same line of a multinational corporation. Regional cocaine distribution networks, lead by local managers, were able to transport large quantities of cocaine in the US and Europe by air, land and sea. Escobar was also the first to establish a complex international financial network lo launder drug profits.
  • Drug trafficking in Kenya

    Despite efforts of Kenyan police forces frequent seizures reveal how traffickers still find this country as a valid point of transit for drugs loads direct to both Africa and Europe.
  • Cementing business in Costa Rica

    A former member of a group of traffickers unveils the system and the routes used to import cocaine from Colombia.
  • Latin America: the expansion of criminal networks

    Central America is the most unequal and insecure region in the world. In some case the reason is connected with the influence of criminal organizations, responsible for feeding corruption. Partly due to revenues from cocaine business.