Guinea-Bissau battles narco-state image

Police taking on traffickers across African nation that serves as transit point between South America and Europe.

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In Guinea-Bissau, police have been waging a war on drug traffickers. The country includes almost 100 islands that serve as drug transit points between South America and Europe. Now it wants to rid itself of the "narco-state" reputation. 

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Bubaque Island in Guinea-Bissau.


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