The Head of Operations of Ghana's Narcotics Control Board, Dickson Christian Akatahas stated that drug barons are targeting Ghana and other West African countries to establish clandestine laboratories to process precursor chemicals for narcotics.
As previously reported, a Ghanese chemist has announced a new technique to produce the cocaine precursor, potassium permanganate, domestically in Ghana.
Heretofore, West Africa has been a transit point for drug smuggling into Europe; so this suggest it is moving up the food chain.
Coca can be grown in West Africa, so do not be surprised if - as the drug war intensifies in Latin America - it actually begins to be grown there.
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