Saturday, March 14, 2009

Televised Confessions of Trafficking in Guinea

The title just about says it all...

The military junta running Guinea (former French Guinea) in West Africa has gone on the airwaves with broadcast confessions by several former high-ranking officials of the government as to their role in (and the size of) the narcotics trafficking passing from South America through Guinea on to Europe.

Here is just the first couple of lines of the article:
When the planes arrived loaded with cocaine, it was Guinea's presidential guard that secured the cargo.

Drug deals were conducted inside the first lady's private residence and in the president's VIP salon at the international airport. To avoid detection, cocaine was sent to Europe in the country's diplomatic pouch.
A damning look at life in a narco-state. Please read the whole report.

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