Transnational Crime

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Homeland Security Digital Library Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) The Homeland Security Digital Library is composed of homeland security related documents collected from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists.                       
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Military and Government Collection Military and Government Collection
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CQ Researcher CQ Researcher
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Opposing Views in Context Opposing Views in Context
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My Research Topic: Drug smuggling into the US 

Keywords:  smuggling, drugs, narcotics, cocaine, organized crime, transnational crime, etc.

Use this Data  - shipping section
“The smuggling of cocaine to the United States and Europe from Colombia follows the depiction seen in Fig. 7.1; however, for maritime shipments there is a preference for the use of transshipment ports in Central America and Ecuador, and, to a lesser, but increasing degree, via West Africa. The U.S. government estimated in the 2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report that 83% of the cocaine smuggled into the United States first transited Central America (which includes Panama).”

SOURCE: McNicholas, M. (2016). Maritime security : An introduction. Page 212. Retrieved from
Note: the map on page 213 shows the worldwide transport of cocaine - HERE