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Here’s what 5 experts told us about the $1 billion worth of cocaine found on a boat owned by JPMorgan

"No cartel would risk such a large amount of their product unless they were pretty sure they had the right 'controls' in place."
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4 surprising facts about the $1 billion of cocaine found on a ship owned by JPMorgan

The sheer quantity of cocaine, the JPMorgan link, the ship's Liberian flag, and a string of West African drug busts make for interesting reading.

Here’s why JPMorgan doesn’t seem concerned that a ship it owns was just seized with $1 billion of cocaine on board

A column by Matt Levine, a finance columnist at Bloomberg Opinion and former lawyer, gave four reasons why JPMorgan should be in the clear.

US Customs just seized a ship owned by JPMorgan after authorities found $1 billion worth of drugs on it

At least a half a dozen crew members have been arrested, according to Homeland Security Investigations, and the investigation is ongoing.
A worker with coca paste after drying it on a stove top at a small farm in Guayabero, in Colombia's Guaviare province.

Mexico’s cartels appear to be shaking up the cocaine trade

A change in what's being smuggled hints at a change in how Mexican criminal groups are doing business.
Archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shamanic pouch in a cave in southwestern Bolivia.

Archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shaman’s pouch in the Andes. It contained multiple hallucinogenic drugs, including cocaine.

In a cave high in the Bolivian highlands, archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shamanic pouch filled with cocaine and other hallucinogenic drugs.
Gammarus roeseli is a type of freshwater shrimp found in European rivers like the Czech Republic's Morava river.

Cocaine has been found in some European shrimp, and it’s part of a disturbing trend of drug-filled shellfish

Shrimp in five UK rivers have tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine. This is just one example of drug-filled shellfish around the world.
Venezuela's drug trafficking business is so lucrative that courier planes are burned after one use.

Venezuela’s booming drugs trade is so lucrative that traffickers reportedly burn smuggling planes after using them just once

Venezuela's military and political elites are reportedly profiting off the drug trade while the rest of the country battles a humanitarian crisis.
At least half a ton of cocaine was hidden among bananas that were sent to northern German supermarkets this week.

$28 million worth of cocaine was hidden in banana crates sent to Germany, and nobody noticed until they reached supermarkets

Employees in six Aldi supermarkets and a warehouse in northern Germany found a total of half a ton of cocaine hidden among bananas this week.