Drug Traffic in the Bahamas

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The Bahamas is a major transit point for South American cocaine and Jamaican marijuana en route to the United States. Very small amounts of cannabis are grown on the island for domestic consumption. The United States Government (USG) and the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (GCOB) continue to enjoy a counter drug working relationship. The GCOB places a high priority on combating drug transshipments through its archipelago, and is moving decisively to combat …

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…narcotics trafficking and crime. The principal short and medium-term objective of U.S. counternarcotics assistance in The Bahamas is strengthening of the country’s institution to allow the GCOB to assume a greater share of the burden ! of combating drug trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activity. A second key objective is to continue to deepen U.S.-Bahamian counternarcotics, crime, and money laundering cooperation to serve as a model in the hemisphere. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**