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Venezuela’s Saab Story Continues With Benefit Concert

NEWS / 25 FEB 2021

As alleged Maduro financier Alex Saab awaits potential extradition to the United States, the Venezuelan government decided that a concert catered by a company linked to Saab’s illicit activities would…

Hide and Seek: How Drug Traffickers Get Creative at Sea

NEWS / 20 FEB 2021

Drug traffickers engage in a creative game of hide and seek with coast guards and other security forces that board their ships at sea.

’Tis The Season: How Drug Traffickers Get Creative At Christmas

BRIEF / 25 DEC 2020

As another Christmas passes us by, drug traffickers have been embracing the season to be jolly with open arms once again.

‘Ovidio Fest’ – Culiacán Asked to Celebrate Release of El Chapo’s Son

BRIEF / 16 OCT 2020

It has been one year since authorities in Mexico released Sinaloa Cartel scion Ovidio Guzmán to stop his gunmen from laying waste to Culiacán, and now a block party --…

Lost Property? Narco-Asset Seizures in Mexico Face Renewed Challenges

BRIEF / 1 OCT 2020

Recent allegations of theft, lost property and institutionalized corruption suggest Andrés Manuel López Obrador's well-publicized auctions of criminal assets are being undermined by a wider misuse of said belongings, hampering…

Why Traffickers Use Politicians, Celebrities to Brand Drugs

BRIEF / 18 SEP 2020

From US President Donald Trump to Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, well-known visages are used by drug gangs to not only mark their product but to stand out from the…