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October 2019 – UNODC-SMART: ‘Pink cocaine’ and online drug sales discussed in new Global SMART Newsletter

VIENNA, Austria – October 2019: The UNODC Global SMART Programme has released the fifth issue of the Global SMART Newsletter for Latin America and the Caribbean, which highlights synthetic drug trends and UNODC activities in the region.

In this edition, light is shed on the emergence of ‘pink cocaine’ and recent developments of drug trafficking via the Internet and social media platforms in Chile (see Figure 1 for Chilean police interventions targeting online drug trafficking). The newsletter also highlights UNODC’s activities in the region that strengthen drug and precursor identification.

Figure 1: Chilean Police: Seizures of drugs destined for online sales, 2019

Source: Official communication from Carabineros de Chile, Anti-drugs department O.S.7., on 17 Sept. 2019

The activities of the Global SMART Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean are supported by Global Affairs Canada.

This Newsletter is available in English and in Spanish.

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