Sunday, July 22, 2012

U.S. Drug War Expands To Africa, A Newer Hub For Cartels


Charlie Savage and Thom Shanker at the New York Times report on the expansion of the United States' counter-drug efforts in Africa.

In a significant expansion of the war on drugs, the United States has begun training an elite unit of counternarcotics police in Ghana and planning similar units in Nigeria and Kenya as part of an effort to combat the Latin American cartels that are increasingly using Africa to smuggle cocaine into Europe.    

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/world/africa/us-expands-drug-fight-in-africa.html?_r=1

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