drug smuggling

Criminal groups relied less on human couriers and turned instead to shipping containers and commercial supply chains to smuggle illicit substances. (File/AFP).

EU report: Illicit drug sales moved online during lockdowns

  • The coronavirus pandemic helped move drug sales from streets to encrypted messaging and social media platforms.
  • Criminal groups also adapted to travel restrictions and border closures by relying less on human couriers and turning instead to shipping containers.
By AP ·