By telesur. Rampant drug trafficking and related crimes in Central America and the Caribbean show no signs of slowing down and continue to pose security and stability risks for the region, according to a new report released on Wednesday.

The International Narcotics Control Board 2015 annual report, which analyses the global drug trafficking situation, found that the drug situation in Central America and the Caribbean has sparked an increasing threat to security and the rule of law.

Spikes in violent crime and drug-related homicides in the region, among the highest in the world, combined with corruption linked to cartels and drug money in public institutions undermine public safety while weakening the justice system to exacerbate the problems.

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