Because he is.
Don't ask me. As previously hypothesized, I don't think he is actually running drugs for the CIA because obviously the operation would be much more sophisticated and using, say, the Coast Guard cutter instead of the almost seaworthy sailboat. But, either way, here's the journey of sailing to Panama in his own words lest anyone care.
Judging by the sound of it, the boy seems hell bent on making the news.
I've really got to get a less computer-centric life.
("Episode 6", by Super Roger)