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Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "The 2014 'Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy' (Strategy) articulates the U.S. framework for reducing the threats associated with drugs at the border and is guided by the following strategic goal and six strategic objectives: (1) Enhance intelligence and information-sharing capabilities and processes associated with the Caribbean border; (2) Interdict illicit drugs and drug proceeds at and between U.S. ports of entry in the Caribbean; (3) Interdict illicit drugs and illicit drug proceeds in the air and maritime domains in and around the Caribbean border; maximize evidence and intelligence collection to support criminal investigations leading to associated and higher echelon networks; (4) Disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations operating in and around the Caribbean border; (5) Substantially reduce the level of drug related violent crime in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and (6) Strengthen communities and reduce the demand for drugs. Each of the Strategy's six chapters addresses one of the Strategic Objectives by including background, providing a summary of supporting actions, and identifying the Federal agencies responsible for coordinating and executing these actions. […] Federal agencies participate in a variety of activities directly impacting drug-related violent crime in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Due to the limited interior landmass and unique nature of the Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands maritime borders, Federal collaboration with state, local, and territorial law enforcement agencies is one of the major areas of emphasis within the Strategy. By building upon existing architecture, identifying needed resources, and enlisting state and local law enforcement in a genuine partnership, this Strategy will enable the Nation to address the threat in a comprehensive manner."

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2015-01
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