Penn State International Law Review

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There are four main drug or drug-related operations in the Caribbean: production; consumption and abuse; trafficking; and drug money laundering. These have numerous effects, including arms trafficking, corruption, crime, and an adverse impact on tourism, an economic mainstay of several Caribbean nations. These operations and effects have implications for several aspects of political, socio-economic, and security conduct in the region, including the area of governance. This article examines some of the connections involving arms trafficking, corruption, and governance.