Cartels Are Trafficking Drugs Through West Africa | The War on Drugs 

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Over the past decade or so, South American cartels have found a new way to get their product into the vast European market place - West Africa.
The region’s porous borders, endemic poverty and weak law enforcement make it an easy target for international organised crime. But now drug use is spilling over into local markets, and the corruption inherent in the War on Drugs has begun to warp entire societies, leading to the emergence of Africa’s first real narco-states.
In The War On Drugs Show, we examine the social implications of prohibition worldwide.

Any attempt to shut down the trade in drugs such as heroin,
cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine or weed invariably sets off a chain of events that just makes things worse, leaving a trail of death, illness, violence, slavery, addiction, crime and inequality across the globe. Everyone loses - except, in a weird kind of way, the drugs themselves.
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VICE 17 päivää sitten
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Lemur Gulliver
Lemur Gulliver 12 päivää sitten
You can fight a war _for_ drugs, but a war _on_ drugs is impossible. Also, that scale is only possible with support of an established state, such as the Regan's selling of cocaine.
Quitino de Kom
Quitino de Kom 15 päivää sitten
A lot of names can be spoken of here in Suriname. Being in the cocain business or in sranang we say ' in a weti' is almost normal here in Suriname please check it out. Youll also see that the americans know about it but they do like its not happening.
Quitino de Kom
Quitino de Kom 15 päivää sitten
Look at Suriname its above Brazil, between Guyana and French Guyana , the president and vice president were in the drug world and now their ruling over the people of suriname, and the cocain business here is booming, everyone is busy shipping cocain to the netherlands. Please check out more about Suriname. Our country is being doomed by politicians. Please look into the drug trade from suriname too the netherlands open up peoples eyes let the vice president and president get locked up...the same with Desire Delano Bouterse and Hoefdraad. Look into it please.
Neha 16 päivää sitten
Cameron Bettencourt
Cameron Bettencourt 16 päivää sitten
@David S Cameron how is that racist.... your the problem...
Gunman G
Gunman G 46 minuuttia sitten
Most of the yellow peoples are Hippocrate, stay on your part means Europe and we stay on our part means Africa
thingamabob 5 tuntia sitten
"The cocaine trade through west africa is largely driven by one determining factor, the decision by European govnerments to keep the massive european cocaine market illegal" "these are european decisions destroying and lives corrupting entire societies in west africa, which to be fair is nothing particularly new" Excuse me? As far as i know cocaine is illegal in pretty much every country in the world. Yet apparently it again is our fault that africans are suffering, so africans have no agency? When west africans choose to traffic drugs and poison european people they are the victims? This is extremely patronizing and literally only assigns blame to europeans. Not to the south american narcos who are making these drugs in the first place or the african trafficers.
Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Williams 8 tuntia sitten
Who’s job was it to photoshop smiles on Cambodian genocide victims?
Super Dario
Super Dario 21 tunti sitten
Nathan Blades
Nathan Blades Päivä sitten
If you want to keep ppl enslaved you must have a war on something going at ALL times Order Out Of Chaos
Pedro Alcacio
Pedro Alcacio Päivä sitten
Shout out to Drugs For always winning the war on Drugs :)
Queensbridge Militia
Queensbridge Militia 2 päivää sitten
Why don't you ever talk about the participation of the 'Ndrangheta in the cocaine trade? Every time you pretend it doesn't exist
Jose Jimenez
Jose Jimenez 2 päivää sitten
But not via the US border? No? Right, i forgot Beijing Biden was on power, so not people and drug trafficking on the border. Also tell me about you photoshoping pictures with fake smiles. Disgusting
LewisSmithJr 3 päivää sitten
2 billion dollars goin through west Africa. Yall need to be droppin atleast 500 million to them folks. Honestly where are our Somalian pirate brothas at to take if they don't pay
Robert Sizemore
Robert Sizemore 4 päivää sitten
Look at our ghetto's in the crack 80s marijuana will win the drug wars Darwin wins!
CockSmasher9000 5 päivää sitten
Wonder how long before you get an 8ball as a public school lunch option
E Stettler
E Stettler 5 päivää sitten
Here we go VICE is trying to make the Mexican border seem like it's perfectly fine and no drugs ever pass through it....what a joke vice is
Ekua Serwaah
Ekua Serwaah 6 päivää sitten
Just last week I saw a coca plant grown infront of some one's home.
yamid garay
yamid garay 6 päivää sitten
I enjoy watching vice news ✔️
Bogdan A
Bogdan A 7 päivää sitten
so according to Vice, the EU is destroying lives in west Africa because they don't want to legalize cocaine ... wow, just wow
Harry Potter
Harry Potter 7 päivää sitten
4 years by the US government? Yeah he was telling a whole lot. And is out now in 2017 or 2018.
silvestre gomez
silvestre gomez 7 päivää sitten
12GageBuckShot 7 päivää sitten
Editor must be on coke with how many fast cuts he threw in
deparis townsend
deparis townsend 7 päivää sitten
D13 aka DE" Mafia shout out to the ' cartels ' One Love love yall 4ilfe
Cole S
Cole S 7 päivää sitten
It's wypipos fault that africans are trafficking drugs. lol
Harry Chris
Harry Chris 8 päivää sitten
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pratham yadav verma
pratham yadav verma 8 päivää sitten
when the scale is soo big like 10 tons. then you know who's production it is. CJNG yass. they can bribe anyone in this world
Ceesat John B
Ceesat John B 9 päivää sitten
Watching this as a west African makes me sacre of having children , what a waste of life being a drug addict !!
Counterfeit Cola
Counterfeit Cola 9 päivää sitten
Nice shirt mr. cringe
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Juan Valentin'
Juan Valentin' 9 päivää sitten
I bet the demand for drugs will stop when USA and Europe fall economically
Alexander Wesner
Alexander Wesner 9 päivää sitten
China ? No not allowed vice ?
Soomitone 9 päivää sitten
Vice is pish now
Ari W
Ari W 10 päivää sitten
How much longer until we decriminalize all drugs? It’s more than clear the war on drugs is a damn waste of money and hurts more than it helps
Travis Victorio
Travis Victorio 10 päivää sitten
Marylanders wya
Joe Cummings
Joe Cummings 10 päivää sitten
Foreign made meth, WTF, I wouldn't trust that for anyting. Back in my day meth was made in America, by Americans. If you truly love this country, you will only buy locally made meth. Support your local meth lab, when you buy local, your meth money stays in the local economy
androiddanger 10 päivää sitten
The music was quite upbeat considering the topic...
Golden Haze
Golden Haze 10 päivää sitten
Yeah another Cartel video..like it
TIAculture tv
TIAculture tv 10 päivää sitten
Who made the USA government the policeman of the Universe?
Truth is Key
Truth is Key 10 päivää sitten
There's alot more going than drugs in Africa. Dig deeper.
bob best
bob best 11 päivää sitten
Course they do its poor enough and I bet to buy a 🛃 team off its not going to cost you no million pounds
Mohamed Diarra
Mohamed Diarra 11 päivää sitten
This isn't new. This has been going on for 30 years.
Václav Červinka
Václav Červinka 11 päivää sitten
Great job Vice! I am glad that you are actually doing good journalism too apart from the woke bs.
thingamabob 5 tuntia sitten
This video has plenty of woke bs.
Jonathan 11 päivää sitten
wait, what does the American DEA have to do with the interactions between Guinea-Bissau and other states?
Bujf vjg
Bujf vjg 11 päivää sitten
without legalization....
JOHN WALTER 11 päivää sitten
All vice is now is drug documentaries and anti-white critical race theory activism videos.
Flivver j
Flivver j 11 päivää sitten
this youtube channel comes of as propaganda outlet
RED RED 8 päivää sitten
I haven't seen any false information.
music 1
music 1 11 päivää sitten
@6:18 of course vice had to throw in some anti European rhetoric
Milton Conde
Milton Conde 11 päivää sitten
This is old news. This has going on for at least 15 to 20 years
mpfilgueiras 12 päivää sitten
So the US is a narco state, since high level federal agencies like CIA benefit from drug trade using it for political purposes.
Fergus Newlands
Fergus Newlands 12 päivää sitten
Embalo didn't seize power, he was elected.
marc 275
marc 275 12 päivää sitten
why not legalising cocaine is racist
skipjack johnson
skipjack johnson 12 päivää sitten
Im rich! Drug money from western africa.... hold my beer.
Think Outside The Box
Think Outside The Box 12 päivää sitten
Narcos Africa
Austin Rodriguez
Austin Rodriguez 12 päivää sitten
...and then they smuggle it through our open border. Nothing on that, right fake media? #ViceGoingBroke
RED RED 8 päivää sitten
Christine Gosen
Christine Gosen 12 päivää sitten
Nothing like a Blue eyed white guy in a 700$ hype beast t-shirt talking about poverty and trafficking in West Africa. Way to go Vice 💪
Jim Cornette
Jim Cornette 12 päivää sitten
ThE wAr On drUgS
bulldog bruce
bulldog bruce 12 päivää sitten
I don't know anybody that's tried cocaine and don't like it
gunter smith
gunter smith 12 päivää sitten
I agree with legalization 100% but we cant create or get rid of laws just because people in a country across the globe have people who will do illegal things based on our laws.
Andrew Tucker
Andrew Tucker 12 päivää sitten
I love cocaine but I can't afford it
OLD RIXE 12 päivää sitten
This format is terrible. Rather watch the videos than to look at this dude’s face all the time.
Iyiola Abosede
Iyiola Abosede 12 päivää sitten
Pls don’t bring drug to Africa I beg u
Jasper 12 päivää sitten
"The cocaine trade through West Africa is largely driven by one determining factor; the decision by European governments to keep the massive European cocaine market illegal; these are European decisions destroying lives and corrupting entire societies in West Africa, which to be fair is nothing new" What? just what? Are you saying European countries somehow have a moral obligation towards Africa to legalize cocaine? Are you seriously saying all European countries should just legalize cocaine because that will somehow magically make African countries less corrupt? Even though that would increase the revenues and power of the cartels? Not to mention the increase in pain and suffering legalized hard drugs would cause??? And why aren't you saying the exact same thing for the US? This guy might be on drugs himself.
BVK_LMZ 12 päivää sitten
BVK_LMZ 12 päivää sitten
Dimitri Butts
Dimitri Butts 12 päivää sitten
So the US traffickers got the dope in South America (which means they was buying it from somebody) and then ratted out the dude hmmm 🤔
Delirium Dream
Delirium Dream 12 päivää sitten
Soooooo we should just get rid of all the cartels and everyone involved in it because they aren’t doing any good for this world and making it hard for regular people that just want to live in it
Naomi Devereaux
Naomi Devereaux 13 päivää sitten
American government at the head of the Forefront
Dev 13 päivää sitten
I love this series. Good content.
LimitlessLTD 13 päivää sitten
> it's Europe's fault Lmao classic vice, seriously hate this youtube channel these days
WEST LOS 213 13 päivää sitten
I have family that drops stuff off on Sierra Leone
Brandon Moncada
Brandon Moncada 13 päivää sitten
Just make it legal already.
Jose Pena
Jose Pena 13 päivää sitten
Is very easy trafic for africa to Europe
tkautzor 13 päivää sitten
Calling the Guinea-Bissau Navy "the Navy of an entire country" is really too much of an overstatement.
476 Anno Domini
476 Anno Domini 13 päivää sitten
The reverse triangle trade
Jordan A
Jordan A 13 päivää sitten
Narcos Wakanda coming soon
TheRastafarianStuff 13 päivää sitten
the drug trade includes British East India Company and Hong Kong / London Council they are the major traffickers of opium and cocaine. research that
Jason M
Jason M 13 päivää sitten
Ben Longwell
Ben Longwell 14 päivää sitten
Yes, you guys brought it back!!!
Lil Mbaye
Lil Mbaye 14 päivää sitten
Stop blaming Africa everywhere. The drugs come from a place and goes to another. It just happen to pass thru Africa and by the way creates a lot damages.
thingamabob 5 tuntia sitten
They literally blame european govnerments in the video and give africans a pass. Maybe pay attention next time.
Pp Caca
Pp Caca 13 päivää sitten
well if African politicians weren’t so corrupt they the issue wouldn’t be so baf
Graham Morris
Graham Morris 14 päivää sitten
When did vice start doing cheap crappy docs?😞
jhedrixz 14 päivää sitten
Thats why Duterte started the Drug War in the Philippines, Drug lords already entered the government from the police to as high as Senators. This is how difficult to remove drugs in our country.
John L
John L 14 päivää sitten
"War on drug" american companies sell chems to criminal organizations.... they'll allow the production and more stopping the line when you get close enough..
Victor Dalecarlia
Victor Dalecarlia 14 päivää sitten
West africans on meth, I agree thats terrifying
jack barry
jack barry 14 päivää sitten
What about the us border?
abner bautista
abner bautista 9 tuntia sitten
Let's be real nobody cares
MixBrit 14 päivää sitten
Narcos West Africa? Come on netflix!
Justinthe Comments
Justinthe Comments 14 päivää sitten
So they just fall for everything Black Americans fells for 20-30 years before them
Andrew P
Andrew P 14 päivää sitten
03ekahas 14 päivää sitten
The poisoning of Africa 🤦‍♂️ ☠️
Pp Caca
Pp Caca 13 päivää sitten
By themselves
Badone Badone
Badone Badone 14 päivää sitten
3:40 as long as u are only jailing key players for 4 yrs then you aint solving nuttin. 100milly+ for 4 yrs? Jokers
Z O 14 päivää sitten
You forgot about Venzuela as a narco state
prod.sickofyou 14 päivää sitten
don't even know why but i cannot stand this dude
terry rowland
terry rowland 14 päivää sitten
Luis Longoria
Luis Longoria 14 päivää sitten
VICE gets all the Inside Access. How much do cartels have to pay you to hype it up?
Marco Antonio Peña
Marco Antonio Peña 14 päivää sitten
Colombia still is a narcostate
Ronin Gray
Ronin Gray 14 päivää sitten
I was in West Africa last year. A few South Americans and Mexicans now living there.
Pp Caca
Pp Caca 13 päivää sitten
how is it and how are u treated any different?
roy hunt
roy hunt 14 päivää sitten
So the Europeans demanding cocaine are not criminal, just the cartel are? Okay!
thingamabob 4 tuntia sitten
@roy hunt You have successfully moved the goalposts so far away that this conversation has become meaningless. I'm arguing about how your first comment does not reflect what the video states, while you are arguing about european demand causing african supply of drugs.
roy hunt
roy hunt 4 tuntia sitten
@thingamabob As you are, I believe the context is drugs, you're just stuck on the supply aspect of the conversation. Look like you're trying to play victim while you accuse me of doing that. The Hypocrisy!
thingamabob 4 tuntia sitten
@roy hunt You keep missing the point. In your first comment you stated this "So the Europeans demanding cocaine are not criminal, just the cartel are? Okay!" With this comment you make it seem like the video is very critical of the cartels but doesnt assign blame to the europeans. This simply is not true, africans and south americans are shown from a perspective of understanding, vice plays into the narrative that they dont have agency over their decisions and are victims of circumstance. While near the end of the video they blame the european govnerments and people for making these drugs illegal and consuming them. Do you understand my point now?
roy hunt
roy hunt 5 tuntia sitten
@thingamabob What are you talking about? Europeans are some of the biggest drug users on the planet, especially in America. You mad that Europeans help to encourage dealing drugs? Supply and Demand, Right?
thingamabob 5 tuntia sitten
@roy hunt I'm annoyed by your statement because the guy singled out europeans and blamed us for your suffering (again). But somehow you watched this video and completely missed that.
Cheap Dope
Cheap Dope 14 päivää sitten
Say what you will about cartels but those fuckers are mad industrious, they managed to roll out a bunch of clandestine meth labs in west Africa faster than Apple could start hawking iPhones out there
supreme being
supreme being 14 päivää sitten
The war on drugs is now a total joke, they should really call it the war on people because its spawned murders than prevented lives being lost, why not just admit defeat, legalise it and tax sales, theres no shame in defeat.
Shelkton 14 päivää sitten
Because drugs are highly destructive and addictive. My town is already ravaged by meth and the idea of meth being sold to people by the government is fucking evil. Kill druggies and brutalize drug dealers.
Sean Bennett
Sean Bennett 14 päivää sitten
Does the journalist’s disheveled sweatshirt with product placement supposed to add to the story’s credibility? Another dull piece. It’s so editorial as well. Not news. It’s vice editorial paid for by who is the question
Sibonisiwe Nzuzo
Sibonisiwe Nzuzo 14 päivää sitten
Naija has the direct link to the cartal world but what can you expect when our people live in poverty
Iyiola Abosede
Iyiola Abosede 12 päivää sitten
Wtf are u talking about
hexenhaus 14 päivää sitten
6:03 - 6:23 you simply can't say that and not take us for idiots. How in the world, is Europe "destroying" Africa for not wanting to legalise cocaine. Yeah dude just legalise cocaine hahaha and you'll stop destroying poor African countries, because you know that's like colonialism. Why not blame it on the narcos actually selling and coming up with the plans to ship it there? Gotta be one of the dumbest takes I've heard in my life.
Lauri 2014
Lauri 2014 15 päivää sitten
Great...probably loads gets smuggled in some poor punters' bums.
Kamala Harrasment
Kamala Harrasment 15 päivää sitten
Vice shmews
Gus Alcon
Gus Alcon 15 päivää sitten
A very Dark Future, awaits us all if these Cartels aren't erased.
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