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Authorities in Argentina have seized over $13 million in black market merchandise during 2014, highlighting the operations of so-called "buyers' caravans" that bring contraband from Bolivia to supply the Buenos Aires market.
The former director of Argentina's anti-drug agency has been accused of trafficking chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, in a case that shows the extent of criminal organizations' penetration of the state in a country of increasing importance to the transnational drug trade.
Authorities in Argentina have warned of possible money laundering by HSBC bank in a case involving Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company Shell -- the latest in a long line of accusations of the bank's involvement in financial crime.
Authorities in Argentina have captured two Paraguayan brothers who built a cultivation-to-consumer marijuana empire from scratch, highlighting the spaces that exist for independent traffickers to operate in some parts of Latin America.
Authorities in Argentina have said a 60 percent rise in murders in the city of Mendoza is linked to the drug trade, following a nationwide pattern of rising violence as transnational organized crime takes root and local criminal groups evolve.
Authorities in Argentina have detected 1,400 unauthorized landing strips and are taking steps to eliminate them, showing concern over aerial drug trafficking through the country.
Authorities in Argentina have frozen $100 million in assets belonging to a major property developer, in a money laundering case linked to Colombian drug lords that highlights the country's role in the financial side of the transnational drug trade.
They have been labelled the most violent and dangerous fans in Latin America, if not the world. In Argentina, an organized network of fan-run gangs known as "barras bravas" exert power over soccer clubs across the country, aided by deep political links and making huge sums of money in the process.
Three Argentina police officers arrested for their part in a cocaine trafficking ring linked to the Sinaloa Cartel were involved in a wide range of serious crimes, highlighting how corrupt law enforcement facilitates organized crime throughout the region and also has its own operations.
Authorities in Mexico have confirmed the Sinaloa Cartel orchestrated a recently busted operation that exported liquid cocaine from Argentina, in a mark of both the group's international growth and the threat posed to the South American nation by foreign organized crime.