Central America Drug Threat Growing

Central America Drug Gang Violence At ‘Alarming Levels’ — BBC

Drug-related violence is at “alarming” levels in Central America and poses a threat to the region’s security, the UN drugs watchdog says.

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) also said Honduras, Costa Rica and Nicaragua had become major transit countries for traffickers.

North America remained the biggest drugs market, the INCB’s report said.

The board also warned that illegal internet pharmacies are increasingly using social media to target consumers.

Drug-related violence in Central America involving trafficking organisations, local and transnational gangs, and other criminal groups “has reached alarming and unprecedented levels”, the INCB’s annual report says.

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My Comment: First it was Colombia …. and then Mexico …. and now Central America. The drug trade is doing what most business enterprises do …. they grow and expand to other markets. Unfortunately with drugs, the currency of blood and violence is part of the trade.

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