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LONDON — Anti-drug specialists for Britain’s MI6 intelligence service are spearheading a deadly new war in the jungles of Venezuela where President Hugo Chavez’ revolutionary regime apparently has allowed a key trafficking route for 90 percent of the cocaine sold on Britain’s streets, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Only one other nation has such an export figure. Britain’s Ministry of Defense says Afghanistan provides 85 percent of the heroin sold in the United Kingdom.
The Secret Intelligence Service has discovered in the past three months there has been a dramatic development in the global pattern of narcotics smuggling out of Venezuela. It is now the key staging post in the export of cocaine into Britain.
“We estimate that over 250 tons of cocaine has passed through Venezuela in the past six months. This is five times more than in the past two years,” states an MI6 report to Britain’s Home Office.
MI6 officers operating in the high-danger steamy jungles of Venezuela have established that senior commanders in the country’s security forces are “profiting from the smuggling by actively helping smugglers by allowing them to use military airfields.”
“The air links enable the Colombia drug cartels to remain the world’s largest producer of raw coca to be refined into cocaine and airlifted out of Colombia into Venezuela. The flights take off in Colombia and land in jungle strips inside Venezuela,” said an intelligence officer.
From there the cocaine is driven by road to other military controlled airports inside Venezuela and loaded on long-range aircraft to be flown across the Atlantic to West Africa.
“These are small countries with little ability to police their air space or coastline, notably Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Sierra Leone, which are the key transit points from where the drugs are then trafficked into Europe,” confirmed a senior British intelligence officer based in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital.
From West Africa the drugs are shipped by road convoys to the North African coast. From there, high-speed launches convey the drugs into Spain – and on into the rest of Europe.
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