Huge rise in cocaine seizures in Brazil

Brazilian authorities report that they have seized 47.1 tons of cocaine in 10 months between January and October 2019. This figure has already surpassed the figure of 31.5 tons seized in the whole of 2018. The increase in cocaine seizures has been attributed to higher levels of police surveillance as well as an increased use of Brazilian seaports to export large quantities of cocaine.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/brazil-record-cocaine-busts-in-2019-most-seized-at-ports-2019-12?r=US&IR=T