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Jamaica,Haiti

25 October 2008

BBC News

KINGSTON — It is a simple kind of trade but one that is increasingly concerning police in the Caribbean: guns for drugs. Weapons from Haiti are being exchanged for marijuana, or ganja as it is known locally, from Jamaica. In fact, Haiti is now seen as the major source of illegal firearms entering Jamaica. Last year, Jamaican police seized more than 650 illegal guns and this year they have already recovered around 450. Jamaica has one of the worst murder rates... (GunPolicy.org)

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