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In the maritime domain, during the same period, JIATF-South documented a 20% increase in the overall volume of cocaine departing the source zone in South America. Eastern Pacific flow currently accounts for more than 68% of documented cocaine movement. It is assessed the increase in Eastern Pacific cocaine movement is at least partially caused by trafficker adaptation to focused law enforcement pressure in the Western Caribbean.… The increase in documented flow is partially due to increased law enforcement reporting and contributions from partner nations to augment collective situational awareness.
Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, Posture Statement of Admiral Kurt W. Tidd Commander, United States Southern Command Before the 114th Congress Senate Armed Services Committee 10 March 2016 (Washington: U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, March 10, 2016): 23 <http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/16-03-10-united-states-strategic-command-united-states-northern-command-and-united-states-southern-command-programs-and-budget>.