The announcement by the United States Navy to carry out naval exercises in the adjacent seas and “important operational areas of the international ocean” has raised concerns about the phenomenon of drug trafficking and its impact on the security of our region. It is well known that international waters are used by criminal organizations for drug trafficking and other illicit activities. These groups use boats and submarines, as well as unmanned aircraft and other innovative methods to evade detection and control.
Drug trafficking is not only a threat to the security and stability of our region, but it also has serious consequences for the health and well-being of our society. Illicit drugs finance violence and terrorism and undermine trust in our institutions and the rule of law.