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COCAINE EUROPE / 9 MAR 2017

Authorities in Spain seized over one ton of cocaine from a Colombian drug trafficking network and arrested dozens of its members, a potential sign that the surge in Colombia's cocaine…

CHINA AND CRIME / 1 MAR 2017

The Chinese government has executed a Colombian citizen for drug trafficking, amid indications that Colombia's role in the internal drug trade of the world's most populous country may be growing. …

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 22 FEB 2017

In a number of ways, the Trump administration's plan to curb illegal immigration in the United States could facilitate the type of crime that it purports to stop.

COSTA RICA / 13 FEB 2017

Costa Rica's Attorney General said local criminal groups are being recruited and trained by Mexican drug cartels, further indication of the evolving relationship between drug trafficking networks in these two…

ARGENTINA / 6 FEB 2017

Authorities in Argentina have arrested the leader of a splinter group allegedly responsible for "Mexicanizing" the drug trade in Rosario, the latest indication that the country's underworld is assuming some…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 1 DEC 2016

In July 2011, members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) attended a meeting organized in California by a criminal known as "Bad Boy." Among the invitees was José Juan Rodríguez Juárez,…

ARGENTINA / 15 SEP 2016

Argentina's request to extradite a Serbian crime boss provides insight into the Balkan mafia's long tentacles in Latin America -- a group that, over the years, has become one of…

BARRIO 18 / 12 SEP 2016

Spanish police have arrested an alleged leader of the Barrio 18 gang, a further indication that Central America's street gangs are seeking to expand their presence in Europe.

ARGENTINA / 25 JUL 2016

Argentina has arrested a fugitive thought to be a major player in trafficking cocaine to Europe, shedding light on the country's continued role in the international drug trade.

COLOMBIA / 18 JUL 2016

The recent discovery of a cocaine laboratory in Colombia's second biggest city could indicate a growing shift in production toward urban areas, a trend that could heighten the country's security…

CHINA AND CRIME / 24 JUN 2016

A new report about Colombian nationals detained in China on drug charges calls attention to an emerging consumer market that would appear to be highly appealing to Colombia's criminal groups. …

COCAINE EUROPE / 22 JUN 2016

From the jungles of Brazil to the elegant boulevards of Madrid, some of Colombia's most renowned drug traffickers of recent memory have been captured abroad, a sign of how the…

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