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May 2012 | Risk Summary

Peruvian authorities seized four tonnes of materials used to make illicit drugs in late May after police discovered a shipment of acetone and sulfiric acid being transported by truck from the Apumirac and Ene river valley, an area notorious for drug trafficking. The chemicals were labelled as fertilizer and are valued at US$110,000 according to local press reports. This seizure highlights the Peruvian government's ongoing difficulties cracking down on drug trafficking, a trend we expect to continue over the coming

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