Sequestration 2013: Cocaine imports could rise due to lack of resources
An unlikely yet dangerous side effect of sequestration may be coming, according to the U.S. Coast Guard - an increase in cocaine trafficking.
According to Federal News Radio, Coast Guard officials fear that 38 metric tons of cocaine could be imported into the United States if they lose physical and human resources to severe budget cuts.
Officials fear that the uptick in cocaine imports could introduce nearly $1 billion in profits for dealers, Federal News Radio says.
READ MORE at federalnewsradio.com.
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