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Was a Super Cartel Really Controlling Europe's Drug Trade?

COCAINE / 29 NOV 2022

Balkan drug trafficker, Edin Gačanin, is but the latest member of a so-called Super Cartel to be arrested in Dubai in recent months.

Cocaine Brokers: The Flexible Backbone of the ’Ndrangheta Trafficking Empire

ARGENTINA / 23 NOV 2022

Rocco Morabito embodied the 'Ndrangheta business model in Latin America. Read about his incredible story here.

The 'Ndrangheta Connection to Colombia's Paramilitaries

AUC / 23 NOV 2022

A close relationship between a Colombian warlord and an Italian restaurateur would lead to Europe being flooded with cocaine by the 'Ndrangheta.

The 'Ndrangheta: Versatile Middlemen in the Cocaine Pipeline to Europe

COCAINE / 23 NOV 2022

The 'Ndrangheta have made the Italian port of Gioia Tauro crucial to their European cocaine empire by controlling it with corruption and threats.

Dominican Republic Struggles to Curb Rampant Sex Trafficking

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 11 AUG 2022

A network which sexually trafficked Colombian and Venezuelan women to the Dominican Republic has been dismantled.

Haiti Migrants Dying Off Bahamas, Puerto Rico in Human Smuggling Disasters

CARIBBEAN / 27 JUL 2022

Poorly equipped human smugglers have cost the lives of 17 Haitian migrants after their boat capsized near the Bahamas.

Kidnappings of UN Staff, Diplomats in Haiti Could Help Police Get More Funding

HAITI / 6 JUL 2022

UN staff and diplomats may be being targeted for kidnapping in Haiti, specifically so police can use international outcry to their advantage.

St. Lucia's Soaring Murder Rate Equals Other Caribbean Nations

CARIBBEAN / 7 JUN 2022

Several brutal killings have shaken the small Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia, as murders in the country reach record levels.  …

US Guns Fuel Arms Trafficking in the Dominican Republic

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 3 JUN 2022

Seizures of military-style assault weapons in the Dominican Republic are raising concerns that criminal groups are accessing powerful firearms smuggled from the United States and elsewhere.

Why Are Trinidad and Tobago's Gangs Becoming More Violent?

CARIBBEAN / 31 MAY 2022

Top authorities in Trinidad and Tobago have warned legislators that the Caribbean island nation is likely to see a rise in violent crimes, as gangs splinter and bounce back from…

Dirty Business: What European Wastewater Shows About Drug Trends

COCAINE / 3 MAY 2022

A decade of analyzing Europe’s wastewater has provided a snapshot of how drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine have spread to cities not previously considered hotspots for them.  …

Dominican Republic-Haiti Border Fence Likely to See Same Cracks as US Wall

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 8 MAR 2022

Dominican President Luis Abinader claims that constructing a 164-kilometer barrier along its border with Haiti will stop irregular migration and smuggling – the same claims made in the past for…

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Europe Coverage Makes a Splash

20 JAN 2023

Last week, InSight Crime published an analysis of the role of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport as an arrival hub for cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico.  The article was picked up by…

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World Looks to InSight Crime for Mexico Expertise

13 JAN 2023

Our coverage of the arrest of Chapitos’ co-founder Ovidio Guzmán López in Mexico has received worldwide attention.In the UK, outlets including The Independent and BBC…

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InSight Crime Shares Expertise with US State Department

16 DEC 2022

Last week, InSight Crime Co-founder Steven Dudley took part in the International Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor and…

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Immediate Response to US-Mexico Marijuana Investigation

9 DEC 2022

InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…

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‘Ndrangheta Investigation, Exclusive Interview With Suriname President Make Waves

2 DEC 2022

Two weeks ago, InSight Crime published an investigation into how Italian mafia clan the ‘Ndrangheta built a cocaine trafficking network from South America to ‘Ndrangheta-controlled Italian ports. The investigation generated…