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Africa's Connection to the Drug Trade (African Political, by Peyton E. Daniels

By Peyton E. Daniels

Africa has traditionally held a peripheral position within the transnational illicit drug exchange, yet lately has more and more turn into a spotlight for drug trafficking, fairly 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 non permanent and long term counter-narcotics targets and methods in Africa, how quite a few U.S. civilian and armed forces and overseas business enterprise counter-narcotics roles and tasks in Africa might be outlined and what forms and degrees of assets those efforts could require.

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16 The importance of this revenue stream was revealed when a charter flight bound for Beirut from Cotonou, Benin, crashed on takeoff on Dec. 25, 2003. On board was a Hezbollah "foreign relations" official carrying $2 million in contributions raised in the region. "17 Given the prominence of the Lebanese Diaspora community and its members' control of most of the existing pipeline to import and export illegal commodities, it is inevitable that those organizations and the drug trafficking groups will encounter each other and mutually benefit from each other because they each has something the other wants and needs.

S. are the same as those using Africa as a base of operations for smuggling operations into Europe and the Middle East. By expanding DEA‘s operational capabilities into Africa, DTOs will increasingly find it difficult to operate in Africa with continued relative impunity. S. government partners for assistance in capacity building and mentoring programs with African law enforcement counterparts. DEA‘s presence in Africa consists of four offices established on the continent of Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt & South Africa), and is anticipating opening an office in Kenya.

Construction of a climate controlled facility at the international airport at Accra, Ghana to screen passengers suspected of swallowing drugs. Collaborating with 6th Fleet to construct a boat facility in Ghana to support Defender Class boats that were provided by the US.

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