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Arrests of Police Officials Latest Scandal to Hit Guatemala

Arrests of Police Officials Latest Scandal to Hit Guatemala

Adding to an already long list of corruption scandals in Guatemala, authorities have dismantled an alleged corruption network within the Guatemalan national police force -- an agency that was supposed to be improving its effectiveness and capacity to combat crime and insecurity. Read More

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Guatemala's criminal organizations are among the most sophisticated and dangerous in Central America. Some of them have been in operation for decades. They include former members of the military, intelligence agencies and active members of the police. Transporting illegal drugs north comprises the bulk of their activity, but organized crime in Guatemala is also involved in marijuana and poppy cultivation, as well as human trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, money laundering, arms smuggling, adoption rings, eco trafficking and other illegal enterprises. They often work with groups from Mexico, Colombia and other Central American nations and they have the potential to expand and command other Central American nations' underworlds.

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