Maritime drug trafficking to Africa from Latin America is up, and the use of Narco-submarines is becoming the vehicle of choice, warned Alexandre Smith, the Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

“From our operations centers, we have proof that more and more drugs are arriving from the ocean and in special submarines,” they are semi-submersibles built by Colombian drug traffickers, Smith said in a press conference in Dakar where the UNODC unveiled a pilot program for combating drug traffickers.

Narco-Submarines have delivered drugs to four countries in Africa – Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast.

The African continent is considered a gateway for drug trafficking from South America to Europe and the United States.

There are some African countries, like Guinea Bissau, that have gravely suffered from drug trafficking where international organizations control political offices, the police, and military, according to UNODC data.

Translated by Fox News Latino from EFE.

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