Cocaine in the Dominican Republic

According to a 2013 report, an estimated 6 percent of cocaine processed in South America and bound for the United States passes through the Dominican Republic. This figure was slightly lower than the 9 percent reported in 2010.

Security officials in the Dominican Republic attribute the decrease due to the changing nature of the cocaine market. More cocaine abusers are now living in Europe, thus leading to more cocaine passing through the Dominican Republic to head towards Europe.  Up to 11 percent of all cocaine that is trafficked to Europe passes through the Dominican Republic.

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Source: “Dominican Republic: Cocaine laboratory dismantled,” Infosurhoy, September 4, 2013.