Friday, June 27, 2008

Venezuela 'supplies half of Britain's cocaine

Anti-drugs officials estimate that more than 50 per cent of all the cocaine consumed in Britain has been trafficked through Venezuela - under the 'revolutionary' regime of Mr Chavez.

50pc of all the cocaine consumed in Britain is believed to have been trafficked through Bolivarian Venezuela. Last year, about 250 tons of cocaine are thought to have passed through Venezuela - up to a five-fold increase on 2004. Much of this ended up in Britain.

The figure could be as high as two thirds. Senior commanders in Venezuela's security forces are thought to be profiting from the trade and actively helping the smugglers, notably by allowing them to use military airfields.

Daily Telegraph, 27/06/2008 by David Blair, Caracas"

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