Global cocaine production reaches record levels

The World

A new United Nations report shows that global production of cocaine has gone up by 35% after an initial lull caused by the pandemic. The Global Report on Cocaine 2023 also shows that drug cartels are expanding into markets in Asia and Africa and developing transport hubs in Africa to get their product to those more remote corners of the globe. Marco Werman speaks with Antoine Vella, a researcher at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime who worked on the report. 

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