Value of Drugs Trafficked through Guatemala

in Substance Abuse

$10 Billion worth of cocaine is smuggled and trafficked through Guatemala from Colombia every year on its way to the United States.

10 percent of the funds from the drug trafficking is used as bribes to pay local officials.

(Latest cocaine trafficking statistics.)

Source:  Mark Schneider, “Guatemala: the next to fall?,” GlobalPost, April 16, 2009.

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