Caribbean leaders, some of whom may be directly or indirectly involved in illegal narcotics, pressed US President Obama for greater support in securing the region from traffic in illegal narcotics and small arms.
Minister of National Security said the drug problem is currently being manifested in the abuse of marijuana; trafficking in marijuana and cocaine, and domestic production of marijuana.
National Security and law enforcement officials launched a five-year National Anti-Drug Strategy expected to have a far-reaching impact, particularly on violent crime and transnational crimes.
Senior Officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Royal Bahamas Defence Force took part in the launch of National Anti-Drug Strategy 2012 – 2016.
U.S. antidrug-related agencies estimate that there are 12 to 15 significant drug trafficking organizations operating in The Bahamas.
A United Nations report says that drug related violence has reached “alarming and unprecedented levels” in Central America and it is headed towards the Bahamas.
The Ministry of Health is investigating allegations of importation and distribution of counterfeit drugs at pharmacies in The Bahamas.
Lil Wayne has strongly denied allegations he was forced to cancel a show in the Bahamas in 2009 after getting too drunk to perform and passing out in his hotel room.
The Bahamas government will be a signatory to the Anti-doping Administration and Management System in an effort to ensure that Bahamian athletes reach optimal performance while remaining drug free.