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EUROPE CRIME / 13 SEP 2013

Spanish security forces have intercepted a boat crewed by Europeans carrying drugs from the Caribbean to Spain, in another sign that European criminal organizations are moving up the cocaine trafficking…

ARGENTINA / 2 AUG 2013

Argentine authorities have arrested the final suspect in an international drug trafficking network led by Serbians and Croatians that moved cocaine from Argentina to Eastern Europe, highlighting the rising importance…

EUROPE CRIME / 17 JUL 2013

One of Europe's most wanted men, accused of running a major trafficking ring that smuggled drugs from Latin America to Spain, has been arrested in a transnational operation involving…

COLOMBIA / 8 JUL 2013

Authorities arrested a cocaine broker who acted as a link between Italy's mafia clans and Colombian cocaine suppliers, in perhaps the biggest blow yet to recently revived Colombia-Italy drug trafficking…

COLOMBIA / 16 MAY 2013

A spate of recent arrests suggests the Italian mafia may be making a comeback in Colombia, where the fractured criminal landscape makes it easier for them to exert control over…

COLOMBIA / 29 APR 2013

A leader of one of Italy's most powerful mafias has been arrested in Colombia's second-largest city, Medellin, indicating the ongoing ties between organized crime groups in the two nations.

COLOMBIA / 20 MAR 2013

Colombian police have captured a drug trafficker in Bogota with close ties to the Italian mafia, shining a light on one of Europe's principal trafficking routes.

CARIBBEAN / 31 OCT 2012

The Dominican Republic has arrested seven Czech suspected gang members, illustrating the Caribbean country's growing importance as a hub for transnational organized crime.

ECUADOR / 24 OCT 2012

Ecuadorean police have dismantled two criminal networks stretching from South and Central America to Eastern Europe, highlighting Ecuador's growing role as hub for transnational crime.

EUROPE CRIME / 31 AUG 2012

Venezuela authorities, working closely with Italian and Interpol investigators, apprehended convicted Italian mob boss Salvatore Bonomolo, illustrating the strong ties the Cosa Nostra has with South America.

ECUADOR / 8 AUG 2012

Ecuador's arrest of a Russian national suspected of drug trafficking points to the country's importance as a operating base for international criminal groups.

CARIBBEAN / 20 JUL 2012

A top anti-narcotics official in the Dominican Republic has claimed that foreign mafias and cartels are at fault for the Dominican Republic’s drug problems.

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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…