Eight shipping containers bound for the Dominican Republic from Cartagena, Colombia were interdicted with some 985 kilos of cocaine packed in the floors of the containers. What must be noted is that the cocaine was packed in one pound packages not the trade standard of kilo bricks. The one pound packages were branded “Rasta”. Some 522 kilos of cocaine seized in Barranquilla, Colombia destined for Belgium were also packed in one pound packages. One pound packages of wrapped branded product have appeared in the Caribbean island chain and the initial impression was wholesalers were re-packaging kilo bricks in smaller lots for movement within Caribbean domestic drug markets. Both interdictions have now indicated that this is a cartel strategy to foster the operations of their Caribbean gangland affiliates as they move to dominate the wholesale and retail segments of Caribbean domestic drug markets and more importantly expand their international drug trafficking operations to the US and Europe. Pax Mexicana is then investing in the expansion and the rise in power of Caribbean gangland not only in the Caribbean but in the consumer markets. The evolution advances unhindered.