TSA agents screening luggage

Cocaine Trafficking Network Highlights Puerto Rico’s Role as Transit Point

Ten individuals -- including several airport officials -- have been arrested for trafficking 20 metric tons of cocaine from Puerto Rico to the United States since...
Former Lieutenant John Percival Matos who led the group of bank robbers

Ex-Military Bank Robbers in DR Highlight Security Force Corruption

The case of a group of bank robbers in the Dominican Republic headed by a former member of the military raises concerns about corruption and criminalization within...
Fisherman bringing their boat ashore on Venezuela’s Caribbean coast

Venezuela Economic Crisis Fueling Piracy on Caribbean Coast

Venezuela's dire economic situation is fueling piracy off the coastal state of Sucre, providing one example of the various illicit activities growing along the...
Guy Philippe, wanted by the DEA and the Haitian government, was recently elected senator in Haiti

Senator-elect in Haiti One of DEA’s Most Wanted

A Haitian sought by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for drug trafficking and money laundering was elected senator in his home country, an illustration...
The “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” Spanish military training ship used to smuggle cocaine from Colombia to New York.

Spanish Navy’s Cocaine Cargo Skipped Customs Checks

A military judge has indicted six Spanish military sailors and a civilian for allegedly trafficking cocaine hidden aboard a naval training ship, a rare case...
Former Dominican Republic anti-drug chief Carlos Fernández Valerio

Dominican Republic’s Former Anti-Drug Chief Sentenced to 20 Years

The Dominican Republic's former top anti-narcotics official was sentenced to 20 years in prison for cocaine theft in a case that illustrates how the island's...
General Attorney- Dominican Republic

New Dominican Republic AG Must Fight More than Crime

The Dominican Republic’s new attorney general faces big challenges in combatting the organized crime that has made the island nation a hub for drug trafficking in...

Caribbean Profile

The Caribbean's geographic location and countless islands make it a huge transshipment route for drugs heading to the United States, a dynamic that has fostered...
A drug haul by Guatemala's PNC on July 23

2016 Seizures Suggest CentAm Still Top Drug Corridor to US

Panama and Guatemala have seen a sizeable increase in drug seizures through the first half of 2016, an indication of Central America's persistent importance as a...