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According to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), criminal gangs are increasingly exploiting merchant shipping to traffic large volumes of illicit drugs to markets worldwide, with nearly 90% of all cocaine, 45% of all cannabis, and 30% of all amphetamine type stimulants seized globally during January 2017 to April 2020 being trafficked via sea, despite the best efforts of the shipping industries to combat this activity.