Digam lá que o que se passa na Guiné-Bissau não tem nada a ver connosco e que Portugal deve estar quieto e calado. Do The New York Times.
“Since the April 12 coup, more small twin-engine planes than ever are making the 1,600-mile Atlantic crossing from Latin America to the edge of Africa’s western bulge, landing in Guinea-Bissau’s fields, uninhabited islands and remote estuaries. There they unload their cargos of cocaine for transshipment north, experts say.
From April to July there were at least 20 landings in Guinea-Bissau of small planes that United Nations officials suspected were drug flights — traffic that could represent more than half the estimated annual cocaine volume for the region. The planes need to carry a one-and-a-half-ton cargo to make the trans-Atlantic trip viable, officials say. Europe, already the destination for about 50 tons of cocaine annually from West Africa, United Nations officials say, could be in for a far greater flood.”
E, melhor ainda, do The International Institute for Strategic Studies:
“Cocaine and other drugs come to West Africa from South America to be shipped on mainly towards Europe. The bulk of opiates from Afghanistan and Pakistan, arriving via East Africa, are cut and packaged in the region before being sent to the United States. Criminal groups have sprung up to participate in this trade, and the funds from it are rumoured to finance insurgent groups, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Hizbollah in Lebanon.
Guinea Bissau, West Africa’s first narco-state, is one of the world’s poorest, its legitimate economy relying on the export of cashew nuts and a few other agricultural products. The country is particularly appealing to drugs smugglers because of the unpatrolled archipelago of islands off its coast that makes detection of shipping difficult. Lebanese involvement in the Latin American–African drugs trade and a strong Lebanese presence in the capital, Bissau have led to the presumption that the trade is a source of funds for Hizbollah. However, criminals are involved in other illicit activities across the region, from the production of methamphetamines through bogus pharmaceutical companies to diamond smuggling in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and oil theft in Nigeria.”