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Record Cocaine Seizures in Brazil Reveals Drug Flooding Ports

Cocaine seizures in Brazil have hit a record high this year -- with the vast majority of drugs detected in cargo containers at the country’s...
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Drug Traffickers Used Venezuela’s Isla Margarita as Backdoor to Europe

A Venezuelan island in the Caribbean that is a popular tourist destination was used by a Colombian trafficker to move drugs to the United States and Europe, in...
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‘Transportista’ Groups Expand Operations in Costa Rica

A Costa Rican crime group earned more than $100,000 providing logistical support to drug traffickers -- evidence that “transportista” services in the Central...
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Legend of Colombia’s Narco-Subs Reaching Europe Becomes Reality

The discovery of a narco-submarine in Spain has raised questions about where and how these vessels are being used, since all previous seizures by Colombia and the...
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Bogotá Raid Shows Importance of Mexico Cartels for Colombian Coca

The dismantling of an international drug trafficking organization led by a powerful Mexican cartel is yet another example of how their money fuels much of...
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Treasure, Corruption and Legal Machinations – Gerald’s Legacy in Ecuador

Gerald’s rise to becoming one of the most notorious drug traffickers Ecuador has produced to date was meteoric. But his fall has been just as dramatic, exposing...
Authorities in Argentina dismantled an organization whose leader operated from inside a prison in Rosario
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Argentina’s Piñero Prison Becoming Increasing Organized Crime Hotspot

Authorities in Argentina dismantled a drug trafficking organization whose leader operated from inside a prison in one of the country’s crime hotspots, unveiling...
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The Criminal Portfolio of the Ex-FARC Mafia

With Colombia now producing more cocaine than ever before, the rise of illegal mining, as well as widespread extortion, the ex-FARC mafia has all the resources it...
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Brothers’ Arrest Displays History of Narco-Politics in Honduras Drug Corridor

Two brothers -- longtime political powerbrokers in a northeastern region of Honduras that is a major maritime and aerial drug route -- have been arrested in a case...
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Honduras Prison Murder Silences Trafficker With Links to President’s Brother

An alleged drug trafficker whose ledgers proved key to convicting the Honduran president’s brother was brutally murdered in prison, leading to speculation that he...
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Tugboat Off Aruba Coast Hides More Than Just Cocaine

The journey of a mysterious tugboat seized off the coast of Aruba with two tons of cocaine onboard offers clues about smuggling methods and the role the Caribbean...
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Cocaine Hidden in Fruit Feeds European Pipeline

The discovery of large batches of cocaine in shipments of bananas to the Rotterdam port shows that traffickers continue to move drugs to Europe through a common...