Cocaine Trafficking Trends in Central America

November 17, 2009, 10:00 AM

The second in the Cannabis, Coca and Poppy: Nature’s Addictive Plants lecture series.

DEA Special Agent Paul Knierim, former Country Attaché in San Jose, Costa Rica, discussed maritime, air, and overland routes and processes used by drug trafficking organizations. Central America is a significant transit zone for cocaine which then enters Mexico and then into the United States. Colombian and Mexican trafficking organizations often use Central America as a storage and staging area for transporting multi-ton quantities of cocaine.

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