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ARGENTINA / 14 APR 2015

A neighborhood in Buenos Aires has been caught in the crosshairs of a battle between Peruvian, Paraguayan, and Colombian drug gangs in an illustration of the impact a growing domestic…

BARRIO AZTECA / 9 APR 2015

US authorities have arrested nearly 1000 gang members in a nationwide sweep called "Project Wildfire," amid evidence that the gangs have links to Mexican drug cartels which could indicate the…

ARGENTINA / 24 MAR 2015

A report on the drug trade in Argentina offers new evidence of the country’s role in cocaine production, alleging that capital city Buenos Aires is home to numerous cocaine laboratories…

BRAZIL / 12 DEC 2014

Criminal groups in Latin America's Southern Cone are increasingly focused on feeding the region's domestic market for drugs, rather than exporting cocaine overseas. Up until now, Paraguay's prominent drug traffickers…

BOLIVIA / 8 DEC 2014

A top security official in Bolivia has indicated stolen US planes are used to traffic drugs in the eastern border region, however this revelation -- if true – has little…

COLOMBIA / 5 DEC 2014

Police in Spain have dismantled a multinational drug trafficking network led by Colombians that is the latest example of how traffickers use sophisticated chemical processes to disguise cocaine shipments.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 4 DEC 2014

A newspaper report on “narco-taxis” paints a picture of an increasingly violent local drug trade in Mexico City, raising questions about what criminal groups are present in the country’s capital…

BOLIVIA / 25 NOV 2014

Bolivia reportedly has no way of detecting liquid cocaine, an increasingly important form of drug smuggling in the Andean nation, further undermining drug interdiction efforts, even as security officials admit…

COSTA RICA / 17 NOV 2014

Mexican drug cartels are reportedly arming gangs in Costa Rica with high-caliber weaponry, perhaps an indication that the Mexican criminals are shifting operations from countries under intense security pressure to…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 14 NOV 2014

Peru has the second largest number of Mexican prisoners of any country after the United States, the vast majority of whom are held on drug charges, an indication of Peru's…

ARGENTINA / 13 NOV 2014

A report on Argentina's increasing role as a drug transit nation illustrates how the country's drug trade operates, and the role of foreigners in facilitating local trafficking and transnational operations.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 12 NOV 2014

Police in Peru say that a Lebanese national who was captured has confessed to being a member of the Islamist militant group Hezbollah, although there are still plenty of unanswered…

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Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Becomes Truly Transnational

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This week, InSight Crime published a deep dive into the total control that Venezuelan mega-gang, Tren de Aragua, has over the lives of those it smuggles between Venezuela and Chile…

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Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

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Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

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InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…

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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…