Nicaragua key geographical position for drug movment

Posted on August 29, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Police/Military Activity reported …. With a key geographical position between the centers of cocaine production in South America and the largest consumer markets in the United States, Nicaragua suffers the brunt of international drug cartels that use air corridors, land and maritime smuggling drugs to Central America .
Research Institute for Strategic Studies and Public Policy in Nicaragua revealed that eight strong drug gangs, particularly linked to Colombian operating in the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, while the Mexican mafias are deployed in Managua and Rivas, in the Pacific sector of country. The Nicaraguan police leadership admitted last year that 17 local bands to support narcomafias Pacific Nicaragua.
In a country where the phenomenon researchers have identified, by December 2011, more than 600 “narcoexpendios” in their neighborhoods, drug dealing is a business fueled by a practice that, according to Central American drug agencies, Colombian and Mexican smugglers applied for several years in drug transport operations from Colombia to Mexico via Central America.
Instead of paying with cash to its partners in the isthmus from the sale of fuel for boats and aircraft, rental of warehouses and vehicles and other logistics services in general and other details of drug trafficking, Colombian and Mexican cancel their debts with packages of cocaine.
To recover your investment gains, Central must create their internal trafficking chains to sell the drug received as payment, thus stimulating local consumption and increase crime networks. This same situation is repeated in the Nicaraguan market. Read Article

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