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State/INL Guinea-Bissau Program


Fact Sheet
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
November 30, 2011

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Funding:

  • FY 2008 - $600,000 (INCLE*)
  • FY 2009 - $100,000 (INCLE*)
  • FY2010 - $1,500,000 (INCLE*)
  • FY2011 - $0

*INCLE: International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Funds

Program Goals:

Increase the institutional capacity of the law enforcement and justice sector to combat drug trafficking and other organized crime.

Program Components:

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.

  • Law Enforcement and Justice Sector Support:
    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) has funded two advisors to work with the authorities of Guinea-Bissau and with its international partners in efforts to bolster law enforcement and justice sector capabilities. INL has also contributed funds to support a rule of law project in Guinea-Bissau implemented by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime that seeks to foster development of protection for witnesses and better communications links between criminal justice elements in Guinea-Bissau. INL will continue to seek opportunities for assistance to Guinea-Bissau aimed at bolstering its capability to combat drug trafficking and other organized crime.

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