Archive: Oct 2013

Suspicious Financial Transactions in Chile Up 33% from 2012

CHILE / 31 OCT 2013

Officials in Chile have reported a 33 percent increase in suspicious financial transactions for the first half of 2013, suggesting organized crime groups are using Chile as a base for…

Colombia Seizes Major Cocaine Shipment on Caribbean Island

COLOMBIA / 31 OCT 2013

Police have seized half a ton of cocaine allegedly belonging to the Urabeños from a port in Colombia's Caribbean island of San Andres, in a find which may indicate the…

Captured Gang Leader is Major Drug Trafficker in Honduras

HONDURAS / 31 OCT 2013

Following the arrest of a previously little known gang leader in Honduras, evidence has emerged of his role as one of the country's most important traffickers, indicating the rise of…

Growth of Extortion a Major Concern for Peru: Official

EXTORTION / 31 OCT 2013

A top police official has highlighted the growing problem of extortion in Peru, amid reports that $10 billion is laundered in the country each year, in a sign local criminals…

Local Groups Increase Stake in Uruguay’s Drug Trade: Police Chief

URUGUAY / 31 OCT 2013

Growing drug trafficking in Uruguay has given rise to local criminal groups involved in the trade, a sign the country may battle to maintain the relative tranquility it has historically…

Rebels or Delinquents? Armed Groups Grip Northern Nicaragua

INFOGRAPHICS / 30 OCT 2013

Nicaraguan authorities are continuing to refute the political motives of armed actors in the country's northern highlands, despite the recent assassination of two government activists. Yet the methods employed to…

Honduras Presidential Candidates Lay Out Security Plans

HONDURAS / 30 OCT 2013

Presidential candidates in Honduras' upcoming elections have laid out their planned security policies for the violence ravaged country, although it remains to be seen whether any candidate is capable of…

Pushing Around the Problem: Colombia’s ‘War’ on Micro-trafficking

COLOMBIA / 30 OCT 2013

Eight months after the opening salvos in Colombia's new war against micro-trafficking, residents in affected areas say the results have been an explosion in open drug use outside their homes,…

Argentina Seizes Record Amount of Marijuana in 2013

ARGENTINA / 30 OCT 2013

Police in Buenos Aires broke the annual record for marijuana seizures in the province by the start of October this year, illustrating Argentina's rise as a drug consumer,…

US Sanctions Target Cross-Continental Money Laundering Ring

MONEY LAUNDERING / 30 OCT 2013

The United States has added two alleged money launderers from Spain and Peru with links to Colombia to its "Kingpin List," highlighting the transnational nature of a crime increasingly carried…

Gulf Cartel and Zetas Run ‘Narco-Toll Bridge’ in East Mexico

GULF CARTEL / 30 OCT 2013

The Zetas and Gulf Cartel are imposing a toll on travel between two states in eastern Mexico, in a case highlighting the extent of the incursion of organized crime into…

Fumigation Does Not Work: Colombia Anti-Drugs Adviser

COLOMBIA / 30 OCT 2013

Colombia's top anti-drug adviser has whipped up a political storm with comments that the aerial fumigation of coca crops that has been a central tenet of US…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …