United Nations - $1.25 billion of cocaine passes through West Africa each year, says UN Chief Ban-Ki moon.
United Nations – $1.25 billion of cocaine passes through West Africa each year, says UN Chief Ban-Ki moon.
The UN estimates that $1.25 billion of cocaine is passing through West Africa each year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki–moon said on Thursday in New York.
Ban stated that a rising portion of drugs entering West African coasts followed the Sahel route on the way to the Mediterranean. “In a particularly disturbing development, West Africa is no longer just a transit route for drug traffickers but a growing destination with more than a million users of illicit drugs. I urge all member states to ratify and fully implement these conventions and instruments without delay,” Moon said.
Ban also stressed that “he also expressed that their work was guided by the conventions against organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption, as well as the international instruments on terrorism, which must be implemented in full compliance with human rights standards and norms.”