Congo is a nation on the West African coast. It borders Angola, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Gabon, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Although not central in the world's illicit-drug distribution system, the lack of governmental monitoring of its borders, coupled with the trend of increasing trafficking activity in West Africa, makes it vulnerable for drug trafficking in the future. Although reliable estimates of drug consumption are unavailable, it is recognized that marijuana is widely consumed throughout the region.

The Republic of the Congo is a former French colony in central Africa, not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (until 1997 known as Zaire). Most of its gross domestic product and nearly all of its exports come from the local ...

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