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Drugs through Caribbean destined to U.S. doubled

The Americas Security News.- Vito S. Guarino - Special DEA Agent in  charge Caribbean Division

The Americas Security News.- Vito S. Guarino - Special DEA Agent in charge Caribbean Division

Drug trafficking through the Caribbean doubled in the first half of 2013 compared to the previous year, according to the DEA, as traffickers return to the region to escape the increased law enforcement pressure on Central America routes.

According to the Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA), the first half of this year saw 14 percent of cocaine destined for the United States trafficked through the Caribbean, compared to seven percent in the same period of 2012. The DEA’s Caribbean division head, Vito S. Guarino, said the trend is likely to continue over the coming years, reported the Miami Herald.