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Small Success Shows Bigger Failure to Stop US-Mexico Cash Smuggling

U.S. authorities celebrated the confiscation of more than a million dollars in cash along the Mexican border, unwittingly illustrating the overall failure to stop...
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Texis Cartel Controls El Salvador Cocaine Route

El Salvador's drug trade gets relatively little attention, overshadowed by the chaos in Mexico, but a new investigation has cast light on the rise of the Texis...
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Puerto Rican Kingpin Sees Ex Make Plea Bargain

The ex-wife of Puerto Rican drug kingpin Jose Figueroa Agosto has made a plea bargain with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic, admitting that she laundered money...
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US Targets Bank in Mexico Money Laundering Crackdown

In a move that may prove key in the fight against organized crime, the U.S. Justice Department is reportedly working to prosecute HSBC bankers for allegedly...
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Mexico Passes Money Laundering Law

On April 29 the Mexican Senate approved an anti-money laundering bill, reports OEM. The law will set penalties of up to 16 years for people and organizations that...
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Tijuana Cartel Leader Extradited to US

Benjamin Arellano Felix, alias "El Señor," a leader of Mexico's Tijuana Cartel, has been extradited to the U.S., reports El Universal. Arellano Felix is wanted on...
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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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Mexican Cartels and the US Banking System

An investigation by British newspaper The Observer details how the Mexican-based Sinaloa Cartel laundered billions of dollars through Wachovia, once one of the...
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Money Laundering Threatens Colombia’s Elections

Colombia's government warned that drug traffickers may launch fake campaigns in the October local elections in order to launder their profits, Caracol...
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Fake Dollar Haul: Colombia’s Other Illegal Export

The discovery of a forgery operation in Cali with the capacity to produce up to three million fake dollars a week draws attention to the scale of Colombia's...
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GAO: Opportunities Exist to Stem US-Mexico Money Laundering

A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discusses money laundering issues between the U.S. and Mexico, and how Mexican drug trafficking...
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Argentina Escapes Money Laundering Sanctions

Argentina narrowly avoided sanctions Wednesday for its failure to tackle money laundering, reflecting growing international concern about drug trafficking profits...