Dec 20, 2011

Drug War - the Money: US officials say rise in Puerto Rico illicit cash seizures is sign of drug smuggling shift - The Washington Post

Washington Post: "Law enforcement agencies have seized sharply increased amounts of suspicious cash in Puerto Rico over the past year, an apparent sign that more drug proceeds are flowing through the U.S. island territory and the Caribbean as a whole, officials say.

Large seizures of money, ranging from the tens of thousands of dollars to more than a million, have become routine in Puerto Rico, where traffickers can take advantage of frequent air and ship traffic to and from the continental United States to move both drugs and money, according to law enforcement officials in the region." read more

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