The answer to the U.S. drug abuse epidemic involves reducing consumer demand. Jailing and rehabilitating drug offenders has proved to be ineffective.
Despite several strategies to eradicate domestic cocaine production, Colombia still struggles with a massive drug cultivation and manufacturing problem.
Coast Guard challenge: Semi-submersible vessels with cocaine are often towed by fishing boats, and these boats blend in with legitimate boating traffic.
It's naïve to think that FARC's share of the cocaine trade in Colombia will disappear entirely. The question becomes, who will take it over, and how?
The DEA alleges that some Hezbollah members used millions of dollars gained through cocaine sales in the US and Europe to fund operations in Syria and Lebanon.