Europe's Weakest Border? Smuggling Between Suriname and French Guiana
Cocaine trafficked from Suriname into French Guiana and then on to France makes up some 30% of all cocaine consumed in the European nation.
South America's Cocaine Supply Boom Shows Up in European Wastewater Analysis
Wastewater analysis of major European cities shows cocaine consumption continues to rise in parallel with South America's booming production.
Was a Super Cartel Really Controlling Europe's Drug Trade?
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
Rocco Morabito embodied the 'Ndrangheta business model in Latin America. Read about his incredible story here.
The 'Ndrangheta Connection to Colombia's Paramilitaries
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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…
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We are proud to see that our recently published investigation into the supply chain of chemical precursors feeding Mexico’s synthetic drug production has been warmly received.