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Cocaine seized in Puerto Rico
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Cocaine Seizures Surge Shows Puerto Rico’s Trafficking Importance

Maritime antinarcotics authorities have seized over 17 tons of cocaine around Puerto Rico so far this year, a huge increase on past years indicative of the growing...
Liquid cocaine recovered in Progreso
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Sinaloa Cartel Exporting Expertise, Importing Cocaine from Argentina

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...
The liquid cocaine seizure in the Mexican port of Progreso.
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Liquid Cocaine Operation Mark of Argentina’s Evolving Underworld

Authorities in Argentina have disbanded a group linked to the Sinaloa Cartel that trafficked liquid cocaine from Argentina to Mexico, providing further evidence the...
Cocaine in a banana shipment in Berlin, Germany
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Banana Farmer Complaints Highlight Urabeños Cocaine Export Tactics

Banana farmers in northern Colombia claim the Urabeños criminal group has been intimidating workers into smuggling cocaine in consignments for export, providing an...
The mandolin where cocaine was hidden
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Odorless, Elastic Cocaine Latest Innovation in LatAm Drug Trafficking

Bolivia police have discovered cocaine chemically modified to be odorless and pliable in a shipment of musical instruments heading to Europe, in what appears a new...
Mozambique's extensive coastline facilitates drug trafficking
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Is Mozambique Set to Become Africa’s Next Hub for LatAm Cocaine?

A recent report has highlighted the increasing role of the East African nation Mozambique in the international drug trade, adding weight to warnings that the...
Police display 7 ton cocaine haul in Cartagena
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Caribbean Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise: US Officials

The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US officials, adding weight to the...
The seizure at the port of Cartagena, Colombia
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Colombia Seizes ‘Historic’ 7 Tn Cocaine Load Destined for Europe

Authorities in Colombia have seized a record seven ton shipment of cocaine destined for the Netherlands in the northern Caribbean port of Cartagena, a haul likely...
Two members of the gang with the seized drugs
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Paraguay Cocaine Bust Shows Evolution of Local Org Crime

Authorities in Paraguay have dismantled a national criminal group and seized 309 kilos of cocaine destined for Brazil perhaps onto Africa, evidence of the growing...
Brazil's Port of Santos
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Massive Cocaine Seizure in Brazil Port Sign of PCC’s Influence

Authorities in Brazil have attributed nearly four tons of internationally destined cocaine seized in a major port to the PCC criminal group, in a further sign of...
Police in Italy with the recovered drugs
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Italy Cocaine Bust Another Case of Venezuela Military Complicity

Authorities in Venezuela have detained three security officials linked to a cocaine haul in Italy involving the former secretary of ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio...
Fisherman in Manabi, Ecuador
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Ecuador’s Cocaine Pirates: Part II

In the second of this two-part series, authors Alejandra S. Inzunza and Pablo Ferri write about the impact of foreign crime and cocaine transit on the province of...