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Corrupt New York Cop Crucial Link in Dominican Drug Trafficking Ring

A New York City police officer is accused of assisting a Dominican drug gang that moved hundreds of kilograms of cocaine, in a case that reveals how Dominican...
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Backroom Deal Trumps US Drug Charges Against Mexico’s Ex-Defense Minister

Authorities in Mexico will face one of their biggest anti-corruption tests yet after a bombshell deal was brokered with the United States to drop the federal drug...
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From Street Gangs to Presidents: InSight Crime’s Decade of Covering the Underworld

At InSight Crime’s 10th anniversary conference, presenter Robert Muggah described the primary reaction he has received when collaborating with the organization...
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Record Cocaine Haul at Belgium Port Uncovers Police Corruption

Authorities in Belgium have arrested a former top counter-narcotics official who they say is being investigated for suspected involvement with a ring that concealed...
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Contraband Turns to Bloodshed Between Ecuador and Peru

A series of assassinations on Ecuador’s southern border with Peru have been attributed to gang members fighting for control of the illegal crossings by which both...
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Why Former FARC Fighters are Abandoning Colombia’s Reintegration Camps

As part of the 2016 peace deal between Colombia's government and the FARC, which ended decades of war, thousands of demobilized guerrillas entered reintegration...
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Behind the Scenes of 10 Years Investigating LatAm Organized Crime

How do you track down a “ghost” in Colombia without raising suspicions, or get close enough to the elites and criminal actors themselves to document the hidden...
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Cooking Cocaine in Full View of Guards at Paraguay’s Largest Prison

A drug kitchen was openly run by inmates inside Paraguay’s biggest prison, Tacumbú, in one of the clearest representations to date about how corruption has taken...
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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the...
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Mexico Facing Predictable Bloody Fallout After El Marro’s Arrest

Months after the arrest of one of Mexico's most wanted criminals, violence continues to spiral out of control in the country's deadliest state, as the bloody...
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Bolivia’s New President Faces Complex Drug Scenario

The newly sworn-in president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, will face a number of pressing security challenges as he works to bring stability back to the country -- but...
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Pirates of the Lake – Gangs Prey on Venezuelan Fishermen

Fisherman are denouncing increased piracy around Lake Valencia in northern Venezuela, which is weakening one of the last productive industries in the...