Exploiting the Seams: Drug smuggling tactics and effective collaborative approaches to block adversaries



Marissa Alvord
07/31/2012

What are the keys to capacity building with partner nations in the campaign for drug interdiction? How many metric tons of cocaine are interdicted at the southwest border and in transit zones each year? Commander Harry Schmidt, Chief, Drug and Migrant Division, US Coast Guard explains how a layered approach to drug interdiction at the source, transit and arrival zones with partner nations is a solid investment for the US tax payer. He also discusses the balloon effect and the importance of ke...
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