ABSTRACT

Maritime Security Report [October 1997]   [open pdf - 3MB]

This report describes the cocaine trafficking activities in the Southern Cone as characterized by U.S. counter narcotics enforcement and intelligence organizations. The cocaine smuggling threat to commercial maritime container trades in the subregion and its relationship to European transit countries are outlined. The commercial significance of Hidrovia is considered in the context of the potential adverse impacts of drug smuggling and other illicit trades on Mercosur's legitimate commerce and economic development. Finally, the report addresses a U.S. Government strategy for waterways management intended to enhance multilateral efforts to reduce the volume of drugs moved by maritime transport in the source and transit zones.

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1997-10
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