The Caribbean drug challenge demands active layered defence




The region of Central America and the Caribbean has long been used by drug traffickers as a major transit and trans-shipment area. While the Caribbean route is largely preferred by Colombian traffickers, Mexican criminal groups engaged in drug trafficking opt to exploit the Central American corridor. Either of these routes constitutes clear and present threats to the safety and security of the southern approaches to the U.S. Homeland, a fact that has been acknowledged by U.S. authorities and i...
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