Victims of Geography

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Ricardo Swire

Tropical islands on Caribbean Sea routes are victims of geography. High-volume cocaine trafficking endeavors through the Caribbean’s isolated group of Barranquilla, Cartagena, San Andres and Santa Marta Islands demonstrate Colombian drug cartels’ relentless use of strategic offshore centers.

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Conflicting Evidence

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Ricardo Swire

Contrary to predictions of a “majority” shift to Caribbean drug trafficking routes, modern trends reinforce Central America as the main corridor for drug shipments delivered to USA’s 327 land, sea and air points of entry.

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The Caribbean’s Drug Trafficking Command Center

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Ricardo Swire

The Dominican Republic maintains its standing as the Caribbean’s drug trafficking command center. The country’s seizures reflect its prosperous transshipment business.

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The lucrative Caribbean sea route

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Ricardo Swire

Navigating the Caribbean Sea section of the Atlantic Ocean is a specialist skill. On the night of March 3, 2017 a St Vincent & the Grenadines flagged, 145 feet, inter-island schooner sank in Grenada’s territorial waters eight miles offshore.

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