Countering narcoterrorism: Analysing multilateral maritime interdiction operations




The Department of Defense is the lead federal agency involved in efforts to detect and monitor aerial and maritime illegal drug shipments entering the United States. This role is buttressed by the ratification of the 1988 Vienna Convention, following which the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. State Department embarked upon efforts to develop Maritime Counternarcotics Agreements with supporting governments from the Latin America and the Caribbean community. Initial standard agreements between th...
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