*INCLE: International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Funds
Increase the institutional capacity of the law enforcement and justice sector to combat drug trafficking and other organized crime.
Guinea-Bissau is a transit zone for South American cocaine en route to Europe. Drug trafficking in West Africa is a threat to regional security, good governance, and public health. The proceeds of the cocaine trafficked through Guinea-Bissau flow back to and reinforce the financial strength of the same organizations that move cocaine to the United States. Cocaine trafficking through Guinea-Bissau has become a major threat to its prospects for democratic development and stability. The international community has responded with offers of assistance and cooperation.