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Apr 5, 2019

Belize is Named as a Drug Transit Point

Belize is among five countries that have been named as “drug transit” countries by the U.S. government in the latest International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. The other four countries are: the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica. The report states that Belize was also named a transit country for illicit drugs destined for the United States from source countries in South America. The report says that “Belize is susceptible to the trans-shipment of illegal drugs due to its position along the Central American isthmus, relatively uninhabited terrain, and the hundreds of cayes off its coast.” These same Caribbean countries are named in the 2017 Narcotics Control Strategy Report. We note that the Dominican Republic was classified as a major sources of precursor or essential chemicals used in the production of illicit narcotics.


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