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Brazil's Port of Santos

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

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

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...
Off the coast of Manta, Ecuador

Ecuador’s Cocaine Pirates: Part I

Ecuador has become a maritime drug transfer point for traffickers from Mexico and Colombia. The fishing boats are hijacked or used as service stations, and the...