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    Default The DR's part in the failed drug war increases

    Santo Domingo.– More of the cocaine smuggled to the United States is passing through the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean territories, which represents a shift in which drug traffickers are returning to a region they largely abandoned decades ago, the miamiherald.com reported today.

    According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, a full 14 percent of cocaine bound for the U.S. was trafficked through the Caribbean in the first half of 2013, double the 7 percent that came through the region during the same period a year earlier.

    Vito S. Guarino, special agent in charge of the DEA’s Caribbean division, based in Puerto Rico, told the miamiherald.com that “what we’re seeing is that traffickers are increasing the amount of cocaine in each shipment.”

    The Dominican Republic, the largest transshipment point in the Caribbean, received 27 metric tons of cocaine in 2013, up from 22 tons a year earlier, according to the DEA figures.

    The increase in the Caribbean came even amid an overall drop in the amount of cocaine shipped in the hemisphere, suggesting smugglers are confident they can take advantage of weak security in the region, the paper points out.

    Source: Dominican Today

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    These numbers are highly hypothetical. 22 TM last year, 27 TM this year, might as well be the other way around or double the volume.

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    if it is not intercepted, how is it known how much is transported through what area? cartels' PR people call in at xmas to share to good news?

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    What ever happened to the Super Tucanos that were going to sweep the drug smugglers planes from the skies and sink their boats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandDreaming View Post
    What ever happened to the Super Tucanos that were going to sweep the drug smugglers planes from the skies and sink their boats?
    Out of gas? Flat tire?

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    No parts? No pilots who know to fly them? No Ammo? Sold for Jeepetas?

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    They dropped the guns and radar so the Tacanos could carry more coke. They drop it over the Yolos and report the boats not carrying the coke.

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    The so called "war on drugs" is a farce and a hypocrisy. Where do you think the money comes from all that south american dollars parked in the banks on brickell avenue on miami come from? the shopping sprees? the way overpriced condos with stupid maintenance fees? the torres" in Santo Domingo....all those Harleys and high end Cars????.... Majors and Captains driving BMW X5s, while many people like me included are breaking their backs to buy a 13 year old used toyota pick up?....They know who the big boys are.. both The DEA and the DNCD... they just pick and choose the little corner peons and the ones that don't play by their rules... Huge budgets for DEA, Homeland Security,DNCD, ATF... all that bs...to buy more planes,guns,radar,...and the game goes on. For God's sake Pablo Escobar is dead almost 20 years...who are they kidding? what are they gonna stop?
    NOTHING.

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    Tucanos. Bwaahaha!

    In this case the pen is truly mightier than the sword. They can take ALL the black market profit out of the drug trade with the stroke of a pen. Make it legal, regulate the trade through the pharma giants and tax the shiit out of it just like tobacco and alcohol.

    They won't. Know why? Some of the biggest crooks of all are holding the pen.

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    I'm 54 I had sex twice today,

    I'm tired...........

    Ga nite Dread




    BAAAAAASTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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