Brazil cocaine seizures rise by 90%

Authorities in Brazil seized 25.3 tons of cocaine in the first 6 months of 2019, representing a 90% increase on the same period in 2018. Most of the drugs seized were due to be shipped to Europe and Africa with nearly half the drugs seized at Santos port in southern Brazil. Cocaine seizures have risen since 2014 from 958kg to around 31.4 tons per year.