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Piracy

Bahamas Piracy

Piracy of software, music, and videos is a problem. According to the U.S Department of Commerce, “existing copyright laws are widely ignored, resulting in widespread piracy of videos and music recordings and broadcasts, most of which remain in The Bahamas.” The Economist Intelligence Unit reports that illegal drug trafficking and money laundering are also significant.

The Bahamas lies along the most direct air route for transport of illegal drugs between South America and the southeastern United States.  The Bahamian Government cooperates closely with U.S. law enforcement agencies through “Operation Bahamas-Turks and Caicos” (OPBAT).