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US Predicts Return to Caribbean Drug Trafficking Routes

A State Department official predicts that over the next few years traffickers will increasingly return to using the Caribbean to smuggle drugs into the...
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Dominican Republic Anti-Drug Official Slain in Capital

The Dominican Republic’s top drug official vowed to continue his agency’s fight against organized crime and drug trafficking after his deputy was gunned down in...
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Puerto Ricans Accused of Hired Killings in Dominican Republic

The trial of nine suspected Puerto Rican hitmen, accused of at least five gangland murders, has begun in the Dominican...
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Dominican President Asks for More US Anti-Drug Aid

The president of the Dominican Republic called on the U.S. to increase anti-drug trafficking aid to the island nation, which is in need of more technical equipment...
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Dominican Republic Clamps Down on Drug Planes

The Dominican Republic is tightening controls on fuel sales in a bid to reduce the number of drug flights that use it as a refueling point, as the island remains an...
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Puerto Rico’s Drug-Baseball Connection?

One of the most powerful traffickers in Puerto Rico, Angel Ayala Vazquez, was reportedly convicted Tuesday on drug trafficking charges, along with his brother, Luis...
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Corruption in Dominican Security Forces Aids Drug Trafficking

More than 5,000 members of the Dominican security forces have been fired over the last three years amid accusations of widespread corruption, as Hispaniola remains...
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Video – UN: Human Trafficking in Haiti Worse Since Quake

The United Nations mission in Haiti told Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a memo that it had seen a rise in child trafficking in Haiti since last year's devastating...
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Are the Mafia Moving into the Dominican Republic?

Reports from the Dominican Republic warn of the presence of Russian and Italian mafia on the island, buying up land, perhaps with more than just holiday plans...
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18 Arrested in Dominican Republic Crackdown

Dominican authorities yesterday seized a plane carrying a shipment of drugs en route to Puerto Rico and arrested the two pilots and eighteen soldiers associated...
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Mexican Police Arrest Central American Contact for Zetas

Mexican Federal Police arrested Eduardo Ramírez Valencia, alias 'El Profe,' an alleged operator of the Zetas crime syndicate in the State of...