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Cracking Down on Drug Smuggling in the Caribbean

Cracking Down on Drug Smuggling in the Caribbean

MIAMI — Federal authorities have intercepted $35 million worth of cocaine from alleged smugglers in the Caribbean Sea. Source On Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard offloaded 2,300 pounds of cocaine at their base in Miami Beach. Officials said they seized the drugs after an air crew spotted suspicious packages on a boat last week. Drug trafficking is the term used to describe the production, distribution and sale of illegal drugs. In the United States, such drugs include cocaine, heroin, PCP, LSD, methamphetamines and marijuana. Globally, drug trafficking is a multibillion dollar industry. As a profitable industry, illegal drug sales also fund the purchase of illegal weapons often used to fund organized crime and civil wars in developing countries. Even with stringent law enforcement efforts and penalties, authorities worldwide engage in… […]

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