HomeNewsAnalysisPeru President ‘Troubled’ by Mexican Traffickers in Peru
ANALYSIS

Peru President ‘Troubled’ by Mexican Traffickers in Peru

FARC / 1 NOV 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN
In an interview with CNN in Spanish, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said he was very troubled by Mexican cartel presence in his country, EFE news agency reported. Garcia said he was willing to accept more US military aid to help him respond to reports that Mexican drug cartels, as well the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), are increasingly operating in Peruvian territory, taking advantage of Peru’s boom in coca production, which most recent United Nations data suggests is higher than that of Colombia.
Compartir icon icon icon

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Related Content

COLOMBIA / 27 JUL 2016

Colombia's seizure of a huge cocaine production complex is a clear sign that the drug trade is as strong as…

COLOMBIA / 13 SEP 2011

An attention-grabbing report by an Internet security company plays with figures to declare that cyber crime is bigger than drug…

HEROIN / 10 FEB 2014

Following the apparent heroin overdose of a famous actor, US officials say decreased cooperation from authorities in Mexico has allowed…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

We Have Updated Our Website

4 FEB 2021

Welcome to our new home page. We have revamped the site to create a better display and reader experience.

THE ORGANIZATION

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…

BRIEF

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…

ANALYSIS

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. …

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…