With a series of recent seizures, Dominican authorities said they are on pace to break the record nine tons of cocaine seized in 2012.
Once the drugs have reached West Africa, by sea or air, drug traffickers often load the drugs into land vehicles, such as SUVs, and drive them to their distribution points in Europe.
Mexican Foreign Secretary José Antonio Meade and his Belizean counterpart Wilfred Erlington visited the border and concluded a bi-national agreement on confronting narco-trafficking is a priority.
The country’s major marine terminals are using mega scanners that can penetrate up to 30 centimeters of steel.
U.S. Coast Guard officials operated a ScanEagle UAS for more than 90 hours during a two-week deployment in May.