How Cocaine Hitches A Ride on The Global Fruit Supply Chain

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How Cocaine Hitches A Ride on The Global Fruit Supply Chain

In December, we told the wild story of drug smugglers who hide tons of cocaine aboard huge container ships bound for Europe from South America. Today, we pick up the saga from there. What happens to all that cocaine once it reaches port?

Bloomberg investigative reporters Lauren Etter and Vernon Silver join this episode to talk about how a sophisticated network of drug cartels and traffickers recruit young people to sneak the cocaine off the ships and coerce dockworkers to look the other way. And how law enforcement is trying to stop cheap cocaine from flooding the streets of Europe–without grinding global trade to a halt.

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    6:00 who is the intro sooo long 😂

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    Gillian

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