By Peyton E. Daniels

ISBN-10: 1616687797

ISBN-13: 9781616687793

Africa has traditionally held a peripheral position within the transnational illicit drug exchange, yet lately has more and more develop into a spotlight for drug trafficking, relatively of cocaine. Africa's emergence as a trafficking nexus looks to have resulted from structural shifts in foreign drug trafficking styles. This ebook examines how most sensible to stability temporary and long term counter-narcotics ambitions and methods in Africa, how a number of U.S. civilian and armed forces and foreign enterprise counter-narcotics roles and tasks in Africa might be outlined and what varieties and degrees of assets those efforts may well require.

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See: "Cocaine Trafficking in Western Africa: Situation Report," UNODC, October 2007, pg. 9. In July 2008 another aircraft with 600 kilograms of cocaine and using a false Red Cross emblem on its tail, was seized in Sierra Leone. 15 "Colombia: Amid Signs of Progress, Warning of a Cartel War," Latin American Security & Strategic Review, January 2009. 16 See: Edward Harris, ―Hezbollah Extorting Funds From West Africa‘s Diamond Merchants,‖ Associated Press, 29 June 2004. 17 Hamid Ghiryah, "Hezbullah Officials Carrying Donations Reportedly Killed in Lebanese Plane Crash," al-Siyasah (Kuwait), Dec.

Are using the African continent as a transit base/storage location for cocaine destined for European markets. , Africa and Europe. 32 Thomas M. Harrigan Southwest Asian Heroin DEA investigations, intelligence and seizure information identify Africa as a staging ground and transit location for Southwest Asian (SWA) heroin entering global markets. The heroin is principally smuggled by West African criminal groups from Pakistan through Middle Eastern countries and East Africa to West Africa. Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana are the principal transit zones in East and West Africa.

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. DEA is currently working to cooperatively train, equip, and support specialized units within host nation law enforcement authorities.

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