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International: Guyana, Venezuela, Suriname Serve As Cocaine

Sun, 25 Mar 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Stabroek News, 25 Mar 2007 - Guyana has been identified among those countries that serve as an "air bridge" to facilitate the direct flow of cocaine from Colombia to the Caribbean. According to an article in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times, US action to combat the flow of drugs has denied Colombia's traffickers a once thriving route to Central America and Mexico, but a new air bridge linking airports and airstrips in Venezuela, Suriname and Guyana to Hispaniola - the Dominican Republic and Haiti - has been created. Twin-engine Beechcraft King Air business planes are used, since, with the passenger seats removed, they can ferry three-quarters of a ton of cocaine per flight.

Suriname: Struggle For Law In Suriname Jungles

Sun, 02 Sep 2001 07:00:00 GMT

The Herald-Sun, 02 Sep 2001 - BROWNSBERG NATURE PARK, Suriname -- In the shade of the jungle, bright blue butterflies float between the trees, ferns and vines. Shafts of sunlight illuminate the park through the canopy, brightening a green world that reverberates with the cries of parrots and toucans. Then, suddenly, the rain forest gives way to a treeless wasteland -- piles of rust-colored earth and the water-filled craters of gold mining pits.

Suriname: Arms-For-Drugs Deals Rise

Sun, 12 Sep 1999 07:00:00 GMT

Miami Herald, 12 Sep 1999 - Suriname military at focal point, reports say On a weekend in mid-August, Brazilian police -- apparently acting on a tip -- seized a twin-engine Seneca airplane headed for Colombia with a load of weapons that had originated in neighboring Suriname.

Suriname: Wire: Suriname Blames Drugs for Crisis

Fri, 14 May 1999 07:00:00 GMT

Associated Pres, 14 May 1999 - PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) Suriname's government blamed drug barons for a dive in the country's currency that panicked some businessmen and caused them to close their shops Friday. The guilder was trading at 1,700 to the dollar, down from 1,400 on Wednesday and near a record 2,000 to the dollar.

Suriname: Permission Is Granted For U.S. Drug Pursuit

Tue, 23 Jun 1998 07:00:00 GMT

Miami Herald, 23 Jun 1998 - PARAMARIBO -- Suriname has signed an agreement to allow U.S. forces to pursue smuggling suspects into Suriname's territorial waters. The United States has reached similar agreements with other Caribbean countries in an effort to strengthen its drug interdiction efforts, but Suriname was reluctant to sign the accord for fear it would infringe upon its sovereignty.