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    Arrow The USA gave T&T a failing grade on drugs.

    FAIL GRADE
    US report knocks T&T war on drugs; not enough political support


    Mar 18, 2013 at 6:40 AM ECT

    INSUFFICIENT support from the political leadership of Trinidad and Tobago has caused the fight against narcotics in this country to be more challenging, the United States Department of State's 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report has stated.

    "The 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) is an annual report by the Department of State to Congress prepared in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act. It describes the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade in Calendar Year 2012. Volume I covers drug and chemical control activities. Volume II covers money laundering and financial crimes," the Department of State's official website, U.S. Department of State, stated.

    The report was also critical of several other Caribbean countries, particularly Jamaica and Guyana in their war on drug trafficking.

    "The entities and individuals working to combat narcotics in Trinidad and Tobago face considerable challenges and insufficient support from political leadership," the report stated in its conclusion for this country's review.

    "Additional reforms are necessary to expedite case prosecution, revise outdated laws, and establish an evidence-based criminal justice system as fundamental prerequisites for raising conviction rates and deterring traffickers," it stated.

    The US Department of State noted that beside the lack of support by the political heads there are also concerns that there is "insufficient interagency co-operation and information sharing".

    "Barriers to interagency communication persist as supply-side operational units only work together on specific cases and do not trust one another due to allegations and rumours of corruption," the report stated.

    "Operational units are also heavily dependent upon international donors for physical assets such as cars, computers or tactical equipment that repeatedly go unfunded by government budget streams," the Department of State report noted.

    This country was described as having "porous borders" with direct transportation routes to Europe, West Africa, Canada and the United States making it an "ideal location for cocaine and marijuana transshipment".

    "The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has long struggled to effectively coordinate and adequately fund its counter-narcotics efforts," the report sated.

    Overall seizures and interdiction of drugs dropped in 2012 compared to 2011, the US Department of State report noted.

    Law enforcement entities in this country seized 146.3 kilogrammes of cocaine and 2.26 metric tonnes of marijuana last year and made five major seizures at seaports during the year, the report stated.

    "National seizures and interdictions, however, were down for the year in comparison to 2011, while trends in importation, production and usage are conjectured to have remained static," it stated.

    "The root cause for the decrease in seizures is unknown, but may be attributable to cyclical variations in trafficking methodologies which commonly result in seizure reductions for a period of time," it stated.

    The US Department of State reported that narcotics prosecutions, convictions and extraditions were low in relation to the scale of drug trafficking in this country.

    "While 4,027 people were arrested for possession and another 468 for trafficking, only 58 small scale traffickers were convicted during the year," the report stated.

    The report stated that the Government did not encourage nor facilitate the production and distribution of drugs.

    "The Government of Trinidad and Tobago neither encourages nor facilitates illicit production or distribution of drugs nor the laundering of proceeds from the sale of illicit drugs," it stated.

    "No charges of drug related corruption were filed against senior government officials in 2012," it stated.

    The US Department of State, however, called on the government take "concrete steps" to address the country's narcotics control efforts.

    Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Francis Joseph, the adviser to National Security Minister Jack Warner, both said they had not seen the US Department of State report when contacted yesterday.

    They, however, said comments will be made on the findings today.
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    "No charges of drug related corruption were filed against senior government officials in 2012," it stated.
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    Steups....pot meet kettle.

    The USA is epically FAILING too...needs to fix its own problems before it runs giving anyone else grades.

    T&T is indeed failing epically...but should not seek advice from the failing US on what to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverLord Strum View Post
    Steups....pot meet kettle.

    The USA is epically FAILING too...needs to fix its own problems before it runs giving anyone else grades.

    T&T is indeed failing epically...but should not seek advice from the failing US on what to do.
    Deh go blame de Mexicans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notorious saga View Post
    Deh go blame de Mexicans.
    Yepppp...but they are only just the supplier for the drug addict USofA.

    Washington & Colorado in the next few years will prove that legalization and regulation are the ways to go. This "war on drugs" has done nothing but swell the ranks of jails, spike violent crime and increase drug usage.
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    Typical imix shiit.. switch the topic from trinidad drug problem..into usa propoganda


    Yea im posting from work via. Samsung note 2..

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    Quote Originally Posted by King-NicK View Post
    Typical imix shiit.. switch the topic from trinidad drug problem..into usa propoganda
    You can't see how the two are related can you?

    How can the US grade ANYBODY when it has completely failed to address its own issues?

    Your "brothers" are being sent to jail over petty drug crimes.
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    And niglet I doh give a fock where you posting from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King-NicK View Post
    Typical imix shiit.. switch the topic from trinidad drug problem..into usa propoganda


    Yea im posting from work via. Samsung note 2..

    Smd
    Maybe this is why the site is failing slowly from lack of activity

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    I just waiting on vp to comr deal with their case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Issa-Ali View Post
    Maybe this is why the site is failing slowly from lack of activity
    Nah this is why...

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    Just another thing Trinidad fails at.
    Say no to drugs.
    Smoke weed.

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    Who is the USA to judge anyone else on failing in the war against drugs?!
    Case of the pot calling the kettle black here.

    All this is just political manoeuvring to put more pressure on the T&T government to cut loose Jack Warner the current Minister of National Security appointed by the PP Government.
    Jack is being rewarded and protected by the PP government because he was a main funder of their election campaign and these Ministerial positions is his payback for his crucial role in helping to get them into power.

    I believe the USA is using the house arrest of one of Jack's sons in America as bait in trying to get to Jack. They are trying to get Jack's son to sing against Jack but he won't play along for now.
    It's a diplomatic game of chess taking place here right now.

    T&T is no bigger a failure in the fight against drugs than USA, Jamaica, Mexico or anyone else in the region.
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