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In recent years, Argentina has seen rising violence and an influx of foreign drug traffickers as cocaine floods the country both for consumption and export, a situation that is likely to get worse unless the authorities take steps to secure its porous borders.
Transnational trafficking groups are increasingly making their presence known in northern Argentina, where unmonitored border crossings and well-established transit routes have created an ideal environment for international traffickers to expand their business.
A cocaine processing laboratory has been discovered in Argentina's Patagonia region, an illustration of the increasing spread of the drug trade in the country and the shifting dynamics of that country's underworld.
A court in Argentina has taken control of a soccer player's registration while it investigates if funds from any future transfer were destined for a drug gang, in a case suggesting organized criminal groups have a major stake in the nation's sports rights.
Argentina is now a key source of precursor chemicals for Mexican cartels, raising the question as to whether these transnational drug trafficking organizations are fuelling rising violence and intimidation in the epicenter of the country's drug trade -- Rosario.
Authorities in Argentina have dismantled an international drug trafficking gang with links to Colombia, Peru and Uruguay, which included a church pastor, in an operation underlining the growing importance of Argentina in the region's drug trade.
Police in Buenos Aires broke the annual record for marijuana seizures in the province by the start of October this year, illustrating Argentina's rise as a drug consumer, as well as transit and export nation.
Authorities in northern Argentina have captured a major player in the country's domestic cocaine trade, suggesting Argentine nationals are playing an increasingly important role in drug trafficking within their own country.
Authorities in Argentina have arrested a man posing as the head of a travel company to sell synthetic drugs at parties around Buenos Aires and in neighboring countries, as an unprecedented case involving domestic party drug production continues to unfold.
Violent deaths among youth in Argentina are at a ten-year high in a pattern that may point to the rise in organized crime in the country.