Last week I posted on Argentina as the #3 drug shipping link.
Today, Bolivian media report that 27 tons of ground coca leaves disguised as mate were seized by authorities.
The final destination? Lebanon.
Apparently the ground coke was going to be shipped from a Chilean – not Argentinian – port.
The only use for ground coca leaves is cocaine production.
A Bolivian government minister stated that this is the first time authorities seize ground coca leaves meant to be processed into cocaine outside the country. He estimated that the $350,000 ground coke would have a street value of over $90million.
Considering the political landscape in the Middle East, would it be unreasonable to assume Hezbollah is involved?
[Post edited for clarity]