The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : Local Last Updated: May 7, 2015 - 7:57:38 AM

2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) - The Bahamas
By US Embassy
Mar 6, 2013 - 1:39:46 PM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page

The 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) is a substantive, mandatory two-volume report prepared by INL and submitted to Congress each year.  Volume I of the INCSR is separate from the annual “Major Drug Producing/Trafficking List” process, by which the President must determine by September 15 of each year which countries meet the statutory requirements as top drug-producing and/or drug-transit states.  The INCSR helps inform the U.S. Government’s interagency annual deliberations on the “Major Drug Producing/Trafficking List”, and all countries determined to be in this category are included in the INCSR volume on Drug and Chemical Control.  All recipients of U.S. counternarcotics assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act during the previous two fiscal years are also included in the report, as well as a small number of other countries that play significant roles in the global drug trade.  The issue of marijuana legalization stemming from the referenda in Colorado and Washington was not included in the policy over view of the 2013 INCSR because the United States Department of State has no jurisdiction under the statute to report on domestic matters.


Volume II of the 2013 INCSR, Money Laundering and Financial Crime, reports on the countries/jurisdictions determined to be of primary concern, described as major money laundering countries.  Such countries engage in currency transactions involving significant amounts of proceeds from international narcotics trafficking; however, the complex nature of money laundering transactions makes it difficult to identify specific narcotics trafficking proceeds from the proceeds from other serious crime.  The list of countries/jurisdictions of primary concern recognizes this relationship by including all countries and jurisdictions whose financial institutions engage in transactions involving significant amounts of proceeds from all serious crimes or are particularly vulnerable to such activity because of weak or nonexistent laws, weak or nonexistent supervisory/enforcement functions, or weak political will.

Bookmark and Share

© Copyright 2013 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories

Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
BTC's 4G LTE data services restored to Deadman's Cay
URCA donates over $1,000,000 to Hurricane Joaquin Relief efforts
Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation donates $250,000 for Hurricane Relief
School Relocation for Students of the Islands Devastated by Hurricane Joaquin
Teachers meeting for Acklins, Crooked Island and Long Cay
GBHRA: The PLP's attraction to dictatorial measures
Hurricane Relief Efforts Underway for The Bahamas
U.S. Embassy Supports Hurricane Joaquin Relief Effort
College President Shares Vision for The University of The Bahamas
WSC Emergency Response to Family Islands affected by Hurricane Joaquin
Schools on Cat Island, Exuma, Inagua and Ragged Island to Reopen Tuesday
Royal Navy evacuates residents from Crooked Island
Long Island residents meeting set for Tuesday, Oct. 6
BTC Opens Call Centres for Joaquin Affected Islands
The Bahamas Learning Channel Launch Postponed
38,000 lbs of relief aid for Central and Southern Bahamas
Defence Force Marines Deployed to Family Islands
School on some islands will resume Monday
BTC CEO briefs the media on Hurricane Joaquin
Bahamas PM says rumours untrue on loss of life in Long Island related to hurricane
College of The Bahamas classes at Grosvenor Close and Oakes Field resume
(VIdeo) Loretta Butler-Turner on Long Island post-hurricane Joaquin
Christina Epiphany Davis is called to The Bahamas Bar
ALL Bahamas RBDF Officers and Marines to report for duty
Cargo Ship Missing in Bahamian Waters
BTC Updates on Hurricane Joaquin: Impacted Islands
BTC applies $5 credit to cell phones in Joaquin affected areas
ReEarth: Dolphins & Democracy‏
Blood Moon as seen in The Bahamas
Bahamian NGOs receive close to $1 million aimed towards HIV/AIDS prevention
BTC signs Industrial Agreement with the BCPMU
Remanded inmate found dead in cell at Her Majesty's Prison
Blue Hole in South Andros reappears after 20 - 25 years
Why No North Bimini Marine Reserve?
Caribbean Stingray born at Atlantis
Funds secured for Baha Mar salaries
"Mitchell seeking to defend the indefensible," says Smith
Stolen Vessel recovered by RBDF Harbour Patrol Unit
4 Men Arrested by RBDF on Fishing Violations
Miss Bahamas Organization crowns 3 new queens