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Other pages in this profile of Mauritius:
Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
no regular military forces; National Police Force, Special Mobile Force, National Coast Guard (2007)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 341,018 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
0.3% (2006 est.)
Disputes - international
Mauritius claims the Chagos Archipelago (UK-administered British Indian Ocean Territory), and its former inhabitants, who reside chiefly in Mauritius; claims French-administered Tromelin Island
Illicit drugs
consumer and transshipment point for heroin from South Asia; small amounts of cannabis produced and consumed locally; significant offshore financial industry creates potential for money laundering, but corruption levels are relatively low and the government appears generally to be committed to regulating its banking industry

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