Over a quarter of cocaine seized in Latin American ports destined for Antwerp

The data suggests that over a quarter of transatlantic cocaine shipments are now bound for Belgium
The Brussels Times (Belgium)
Saturday, October 22, 2022

cocaine seizureThis year, an estimated 200 tonnes of cocaine destined for overseas have already been seized in Latin American Ports, 65 tonnes of which were destined for the port of Antwerp, reports Belgian newspaper Le Soir, citing statistics by the United Nations and Belgium’s FPS Finances. The port of Antwerp, Europe’s second-largest, has long been a favourite destination for the trafficking of cocaine to Europe. Last year, Belgian customs agents seized 89 tonnes of the white powder at the port, partially as a result of Belgium’s Sky-ECC sting. As a result of the lucrative trade, the city has witnessed an explosion in the amount of drug-related violence.