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Drug Smuggling at Peru's Ports Rise as Dockworkers Lured

Drug trafficking from Peruvian ports has risen in recent years as criminal networks groom dockworkers to smuggle packets of cocaine into shipping containers, the country's new anti-narcotics agency, Devida, said on Monday. Some 90 dockworkers in Peru have been killed in the past two years in crimes believed to have been linked to smuggling, said Devida's president, Carmen Masias. Traffickers lure dockworkers by getting them hooked on drugs or offering lavish pay to gain access...

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