Mexican Narcos Shift What They're Smuggling Out Of Colombia
A change in what's being smuggled out of Colombia hints at a shift in the Mexican cartels' cocaine trade.
Business Insider reports Colombia's anti-narcotics chief says unrefined coca base is increasingly being smuggled out of Colombia, rather than refined powder cocaine.
Four years ago, Bogota began to restrict access to precursor chemicals needed to produce those drugs.
That legal change may mean precursors are now easier to obtain in Mexico than in Colombia.