All About Argentina

ARGENTINA / 12 AUG 2019

A series of small seizures in which Argentine cocaine smugglers sought to reach New Zealand provides evidence of the growing appeal of Pacific markets for Latin American crime groups and…

ARGENTINA / 5 AUG 2019

Luxurious vehicles seized from criminals in Mexico and Argentina are being handed over for use by police forces, despite their reputation for corruption and involvement in organized crime.

ARGENTINA / 22 JUL 2019

For the first time, authorities in Argentina are using a criminal asset seizure program -- a legal mechanism that strips criminal groups of their wealth but comes with potential pitfalls.

ARGENTINA / 28 JUN 2019

A conflict between federal prosecutors and judges overseeing high-level corruption cases in Argentina is generating calls for an independent international body to handle such cases -- but these commissions are…

ARGENTINA / 17 JUN 2019

A new report on drug consumption in the Americas once again lists Argentina as the country with the second highest rate of cocaine consumption per person, just behind the United States.

ARGENTINA / 12 JUN 2019

The seizure of a rocking horse stuffed with a large quantity of methamphetamine traveling from Belgium to Argentina has exposed yet more evidence of the…

ARGENTINA / 27 MAY 2019

The arrest of the federal police chief in Argentina's strategically located province of Santa Fe on drug trafficking charges has forced authorities to once again deny that corruption is endemic…

ARGENTINA / 23 MAY 2019

With the Copa America soccer tournament nearing kickoff, authorities in Brazil have employed a number of tactics to ensure infamous fan-run gangs don’t spoil it. The measures may provide fans…

ARGENTINA / 25 APR 2019

Argentina officials are investigating the financial arm of a powerful Mexican cartel -- showing the country's eagerness to shed its notoriety as a money laundering hub for international drug traffickers.

ARGENTINA / 24 APR 2019

A remote stretch of forest in the north of Argentina was used to conceal a marijuana plantation, pointing to new dynamics in the Tri-Border area as criminal groups in Paraguay…

ARGENTINA / 22 APR 2019

Family clans have traditionally shaped Argentina’s criminal map. But a growing drug consumption market, historic prison corruption and a lack of coordination among local authorities when tackling these groups are…

ARGENTINA / 16 APR 2019

The killing of a powerful drug trafficker and the arrest of a top police officer in a strategically located province of Argentina has revealed how crime groups are growing more sophisticated,…

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Memo Fantasma Coverage Gets Worldwide Attention

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Guillermo Acevedo, the former Colombian drug lord and paramilitary commander better known as Memo Fantasma, may soon be allowed to leave prison. Since first revealing the identity of Memo Fantasma…

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Who Are Memo Fantasma and Sergio Roberto de Carvalho?

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Inside the criminal career of Memo Fantasma  In March 2020, InSight Crime revealed the identity and whereabouts of Memo Fantasma, a paramilitary commander and drug trafficker living in…