News briefing – Week of 31 October

  • Police seized 18 kilograms of cocaine found in a shipping container at the port of Cotonou, Benin. The shipment where the cocaine was found belongs to a local businessman, as the head of the maritime military police revealed.
  • Cocaine confiscation by UK police and the Border Force has surged to the highest level in the last ten years, as revealed by a recent Home Office report. Reportedly, Border Force officials recorded a 31% rise in the quantity of cocaine seized.