By Peyton E. Daniels
Africa has traditionally held a peripheral function within the transnational illicit drug alternate, yet in recent times has more and more turn into a spotlight for drug trafficking, fairly of cocaine. Africa's emergence as a trafficking nexus seems to have resulted from structural shifts in overseas drug trafficking styles. This e-book examines how most sensible to stability non permanent and long term counter-narcotics pursuits and methods in Africa, how a variety of U.S. civilian and armed forces and overseas service provider counter-narcotics roles and tasks in Africa might be outlined and what varieties and degrees of assets those efforts may perhaps require.
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To build a regional capability, aid in terms of training and equipment for the navies and coast guards must be tailored to the individual countries while keeping in mind the broader regional capacities we 46 William Wechsler seek to build or enhance. For successful maritime operations to occur, our international partners need assets to patrol against and interdict drug trafficking organizations, including land vehicles, patrol boats, and aircraft, along with the requisite training and funding stream for maintenance and operations.
Once identified, DEA has initiated bilateral and multi-lateral criminal investigations into these groups to great effect. DEA has developed a long-term strategic concept for our efforts in Africa. S. government partners to address operational and capacity building requirements in Africa. African Investigative Units Enforcement activities in Africa have demonstrated the need for African counterparts to develop specialized investigative teams to conduct investigations into significant local, regional, and international DTOs.
Demand for cocaine has remained steady or declined in recent years, consumption in other parts of the world is growing rapidly. 10 Moving drugs through Africa to Europe, while a circuitous route, is lucrative enough to draw many illicit organizations' involvement. A second development is the growing ability to move cocaine from the Colombian production sites, largely controlled by the self-declared Marxist 20 Farah Douglas Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-FARC) or other non-state armed groups, through Venezuela with impunity.