Suriname is also still perceived as an export platform for illegal narcotics to Europe. Surinamese drug cartels are suspected of having negotiated with Colombia’s terrorist rebel movement – the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – in guns-for-drugs transactions. Narcotics-trafficking and everyday contraband-smuggling would likely continue or increase and other crimes could go unpunished. The free movement of persons that will be facilitated by the fact that Suriname is a member of CARICOM and, therefore, the Caribbean Single Market and Economy, could put the Guyana-Suriname border on the Corentyne River further under stress.
The Long Night Ahead
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