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Common Abbreviations


ARS--Alternative Remittance System
CBRN--Caribbean Basin Radar Network
CFATF--Caribbean Financial Action Task Force
DEA--Drug Enforcement Administration
DOJ--Department of Justice
DOS--Department of State
ESF--Economic Support Fund
EU--European Union
FATF--Financial Action Task Force
FBI--Federal Bureau of Investigation
FinCEN--Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FIU--Financial Intelligence Unit
GCC--Gulf Cooperation Council
IBC--International Business Company
IMF--International Monetary Fund
INCSR--International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
INL--Bureau of International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Affairs
IRS--Internal Revenue Service
IRS-CID--Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division
JICC--Joint Information Coordination Center
MLAT--Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty
MOU--Memorandum of Understanding
NBRF--Northern Border Response Force
NNICC--National Narcotics Intelligence Consumers Committee
OAS--Organization of American States
OAS/CICAD--Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
OFC--Offshore Financial Center
OPBAT--Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos
PC-R-EV--Council of Europe's Select Committee of Experts on  The Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures
UN Convention--1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
UNODCCP--United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention
USAID--Agency for International Development
USG--United States Government

HCl--Hydrochloride (cocaine)
Mt--Metric Ton



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