Mauritius

Military:  MAURITIUS

Military branches:

no regular military forces; Mauritius Police Force, Special Mobile Force, National Coast Guard (2011)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 343,628 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 280,596

females age 16-49: 283,317 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 10,193

female: 10,104 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world: 170

Transnational Issues:  MAURITIUS

Disputes - international:

Mauritius and Seychelles claim the Chagos Islands; 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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