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26 Nov 2023

Brazil's Biggest Drug Gang Goes Global

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[First Capital Command](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primeiro_Comando_da_Capital), Brazil's largest gang and Latin America’s biggest with 40,000 lifetime members and 60,000 contractors, witnesses a significant global expansion into Europe, with a record 303 tonnes of cocaine seized in the EU in 2021. It is believed that members of the gang are now operative in several European countries, underlining a shift from South America to Europe in the past decade. [Source](https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2023/11/23/brazils-biggest-drug-gang-has-gone-global?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-theeconomist&utm_content=later-39427397&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkin.bio)