The Galeano clan is responsible for trafficking 90 percent of the cocaine that is shipped out of southeast Colombia, and police have arrested 34 suspected members who will face drug charges in the United States as reported by Christopher Looft for InSight. The narco group is a principal supplier to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel and Guatemala's DTOs.
Colombia still is the world's number one cocaine producer according to a report released yesterday by the International Narcotics Control Board as reported by Sara Gates for The Huffington Post:
From South America, a vast majority of the illegal product is shipped to North America –- the world’s largest drug market -- by both air and water. Mexico remains a major hub of transit for narcotics traveling north to the U. S., trafficking 90 percent of the nation's cocaine. But pressure from Mexican authorities has forced some drug cartels to move their operations to other Central American countries. Honduras, Costa Rica and Nicaragua have risen to the occasion and presented themselves as major transit centers for drug smuggling to the U.S.
Colombia is expanding its navy to include the purchase of two German U206A submarines and 60 fast patrol boats from France and Germany in order to better confront smuggling operations on the sea as reported by UPI: "sea-borne narcotics cargo bound for North America is a growing problem in Central and South America as organized and well-resourced drug gangs deploy submersible craft and other sea-borne vessels to transport contraband."