By Peyton E. Daniels

Africa has traditionally held a peripheral position within the transnational illicit drug alternate, 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 overseas drug trafficking styles. This e-book examines how most sensible to stability momentary and long term counter-narcotics ambitions and techniques in Africa, how a variety of U.S. civilian and army and overseas company counter-narcotics roles and obligations in Africa could be outlined and what varieties and degrees of assets those efforts may possibly require.

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Agencies, the wholesale value of a kilo of cocaine in the United States is about $30,000, while the value in Europe is $47,000. 10 2009 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), Country Report: Brazil, United States Department of State, Feb. 27, 2009 11 The relationship is meticulously documented by the FARC leadership. The documents were captured from the computer of Raul Reyes, the FARC's second in command, on March 1, 2008, when Colombian troops raided Reyes' headquarters established on Ecuadoran soil.

By attacking these groups in the source and transit zones, as well as their operations in other areas of the world, a unified targeting strategy is being implemented. , DEA‘s organizational attack strategy calls for investigative efforts against these organizations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. International Drug Flow Attack Strategy A key element in combating international drug trafficking is the concerted and coordinated efforts of the inter-agency community to jointly identify chokepoints vulnerable to enforcement efforts and simultaneously direct assets to vigorously target the identified chokepoints on a coordinated and sustained basis.

Harrigan, Assistant Administrator… 41 the economic capacity or political will to address the drug threat in the face of other issues such as famine, disease and poverty. S. federal drug law enforcement agency, DEA is integral to the realization of a successful counter-narcotics plan in Africa. With decades of overseas experience and an unparalleled global law enforcement presence, DEA is well-positioned to forge the partnerships necessary to achieve lasting success in Africa. S. government. DEA is enhancing its bilateral intelligence collection and operational capacity to address the African drug threat.

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