Fake cocaine – level 2
Off the coast of Ecuador, the US Coast Guard took out packages with nearly three tons of cocaine.
According to officials, such an amount was about half of Australia’s consumption of cocaine in one year. Australian police worked with US authorities to break an international drug ring. Last week, Australian police announced that they used fake cocaine, and they were successful. They arrested 12 people and seized a large amount of cash.
Police released information about how they did it. Officers made packages that looked exactly like the packages with real cocaine. They dropped 1.2 tons of fake cocaine into the ocean 40 miles off the coast. They then waited for someone to search the sea and collect the packages.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What strategies could international law enforcement organizations use to further disrupt drug trafficking efforts?
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