Why Belgium is now the cocaine capital of Europe

Why Belgium is now the cocaine capital of Europe

With record seizures of cocaine at Belgian ports, the country has become Europe’s cocaine-trafficking capital. As the flow of drugs increases, local authorities are struggling with corruption and violence.

00:00 – Antwerp: Europe’s cocaine trafficking capital
01:48 – How much cocaine gets seized?
03:18 – Why do traffickers choose the port of Antwerp?
05:54 – The entrepreneurial Balkan mafias
07:35 – How do cocaine mafias make a profit?
08:16 – Customs corruption
11:54 – How can Belgium halt its cocaine trade?
13:43 – Can legalising drugs help?

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