Sunday, August 23, 2009

China News: UN Concerned About Clandestine Drugs Manufacturing in Guinea

In an article which appeared in on August 5th, the United Nations is quoted as voicing concern over evidence recently uncovered in Guinea, suggesting that clandestine narcotics operations are producing illicit drugs on a large scale in the small West African country.

Here are some of the significant points from the UN:

  • UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters that the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Interpol, investigated a haul of chemicals seized by government forces in mid-July, revealed quantities far in excess of the legitimate demands of the country.

  • "Among the evidence -- the best found by the UN in West Africa to date -- were tools for making counterfeit antibiotics, substances used to produce ecstasy, and solvents commonly used in cocaine and heroin processing," Montas said.

The UNODC launched an initiative last month to tackle the scourge in the region, which sees 1 billion U.S. dollars worth of cocaine pass through its borders annually.

To read the report online:

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