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Global cocaine production reaches record levels, UN says

BBC, 17 Mar 2023
Global cocaine production has reached record levels as demand rebounds following Covid lockdowns, a new report has found.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime said coca cultivation rose by 35% between 2020 and 2021 to record levels.

Findings suggest new hubs for trafficking have emerged in West and Central Africa, with traffickers said to be using international postal services more often to get drugs to consumers.

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