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Arrests Spotlight Trend of Colombian Criminal Migration Abroad

Arrests Spotlight Trend of Colombian Criminal Migration Abroad

The recent arrests of Colombian drug trafficking bosses abroad is indicative of how local criminal leaders have set up residence across Latin America, both to expand their illicit business networks and escape government pressure at home.

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Urabeños

Urabeños

The Urabeños -- also known as Clan Usuga -- are one of the most ambitious, ruthless and aggressively expansionist of Colombia's drug trafficking organizations. One of a number of groups made up of former mid-level paramilitary leaders, they are one of the last Colombian criminal groups with a truly national presence.

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Has Colombia's Next Narco Boss Emerged?

Has Colombia's Next Narco Boss Emerged?

A new report stating that a shadowy drug trafficker, known as "Puntilla Pachon," has become Colombia's latest narco boss brings into question whether criminal figureheads are still needed to regulate...

Sinaloa Cartel-Urabeños Money Laundering Network Discovered in Colombia

Sinaloa Cartel-Urabeños Money Laundering Network Discovered in Colombia

Colombian authorities have arrested members of a network that laundered drug payments between Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel and Colombian criminal organization the Urabeños, providing insight into the small-scale strategies used by...

Aerial Bombing Potential Game Changer for Colombia's BACRIM

Aerial Bombing Potential Game Changer for Colombia's BACRIM

Colombia has conducted its first ever aerial bombardment against drug trafficking organization the Urabeños, something which could have enormous ramifications on the political status of criminal groups in the country's...