Operation Stonegarden

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Ricardo Swire

On Tuesday February 21, 2017 an intelligence driven Operation Stonegarden law enforcement mission, conducted by Puerto Rico Police’s Joint Forces for Rapid Action or FURA, intercepted 1,522 pounds of cocaine worth US$19.3 million.

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The Southern Cone

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Ricardo Swire

Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the tip of Brazil make up the Southern Cone. Argentinian counter-narcotics teams battle South America’s second largest domestic cocaine market after Brazil.

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The Iron Pipeline

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Ricardo Swire

Last week the world waited with bated breath as Americans voted in a history making fifty-eighth quadrennial presidential election. Concurrently US based traffickers relentlessly tested Haitian Customs and Judicial authorities’ detection capabilities. Shipping firearms violates US laws, especially one that specifically bans gun exports to the destabilized Caribbean nation.

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