Cocaine Seizures Spike in Sweden as Traffickers Seek Secondary Routes
Historic cocaine seizures in Sweden highlight the Nordic country's increasing role as a gateway for cocaine from Latin America to Europe.
Guatemala Ex-Colonel Says Military Helped CJNG Run Drugs
Guatemala's military was corrupted by Mexico's CJNG, a former Guatemalan colonel has confirmed during a drug trafficking trial in the US.
Mexico Drone Attacks Spike After CJNG, Familia Michoacana Alliance
Drone attacks carried out by the Familia Michoacana forced hundreds of residents of towns in Guerrero, Mexico, to flee their homes.
Ecuador's Choneros To Fragment Further After Ex-Leader's Murder
Roldán was found shot dead on May 6 near the town of Fredonia in the Colombian department of Antioquia, Ecuador’s Interior Minister Juan Zapata confirmed on May 8. While the…
Haiti’s Anti-Gang Vigilantes May Pose Future Criminal Threat
Vigilantes in Haiti have killed around 100 people in an explosive response to the lack of progress against rampant organized crime.
CJNG Reaps Revenues From Tourist Real Estate Scam in Mexico
New sanctions in a Puerto Vallarta timeshare fraud scam show how the CJNG exploits unsuspecting tourists as an alternate source of income.
Cocaine and Marijuana Fuel Ever-Higher Homicides in Costa Rica
As homicides rise in Costa Rica, local drug trafficking groups vie for control of the cocaine trade, while others the local marijuana market.
Across the Americas, Governments Aim to Rein in Flow of Guns
InSight Crime spoke to journalist Ioan Grillo to better understand gun trafficking into Latin America from the United States.
Paraguay Anti-Marijuana Operations Barely Dent Production in Amambay
Authorities have once again destroyed vast amounts of marijuana in Amambay, Paraguay. Why does cultivation continue unimpeded?…
Dominican Republic Corruption Investigation Inches Toward Ex-President
High-ranking officials from the former government of President Danilo Medina in the Dominican Republic continue to fall.
Haiti's Notorious Gang Leader, Vitel'Homme Innocent, Named in Presidential Killing
Gang leader Vitel’Homme Innocent has risen quickly in Haiti's criminal landscape. Now he's linked with the murder of former president Jovenel Moïse.
Was Haiti's President Moïse Killed for Valuable State Contracts?
New arrests in the case of the murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse suggest about whether access to state contracts were the motive.
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Our coverage of organized crime in Ecuador continues to be a valuable resource for international and local news outlets. Internationally, Reuters cited our 2022 Homicide Round-Up,…
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Venezuela Coverage Receives Great Reception
Several of InSight Crime’s most recent articles about Venezuela have been well received by regional media. Our article on Venezuela’s colectivos expanding beyond their political role to control access to…
InSight Crime's Chemical Precursor Report Continues
For the second week in a row, our investigation into the flow of precursor chemicals for the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico has been cited by multiple regional media…
InSight Crime’s Chemical Precursor Report Widely Cited
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.