A Half Ton of Drugs Shipped in Port of Luanda

Combined forces of the International Police (Interpol) and the Angolan Criminal Investigation Service (technical police) apprehended nearly half a ton of drugs on a ship in the port of Luanda today.

Interpol informed the Angolan authorities of a possible narcotics trafficking in a vessel from Brazil.

The substance, presumed to be cocaine, was contained in 16 folders and its owners are unknown and where it was headed.

The representative of Interpol in Angola, Destino Pedro, told public television that they believe there are between 400 and 500 kilograms of the drug.

The vessel, with 80 containers of diverse merchandise, already passed through two other ports in Africa.

The psychotropic substance was found in containers that transported sugar. The investigations continue to find the owners of the prohibited cargo.

Drugs in Angola

According to sources from the United Nations (UN), the narcotics trafficking business annually generates about 400 billion dollars, equivalent to eight percent of world trade.


Source: Prensa-Latina