All About Microtrafficking

MEXICO / 23 MAY 2014

Police have arrested the alleged mastermind of the kidnapping and murder of 13 youths in Mexico City, marking the final stages of the investigation into the notorious "Heaven" case, which…

EXTORTION / 9 MAY 2014

Authorities in Venezuela have killed four members of a criminal group that allegedly commands 30 smaller groups, suggesting a level of sophistication and organization that could mean Venezuelan criminals are…

BRAZIL / 29 APR 2014

After repeated failed efforts to rout the crack trade in São Paulo, the city is implementing an experimental new program which could provide a model for other drug-plagued cities in…

ARGENTINA / 21 APR 2014

Argentina's former vice-president and current governor of Buenos Aires province has called drug trafficking the country's "number one public enemy," recognizing an increasing and evolving issue that is bringing heightened…

COLOMBIA / 11 APR 2014

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered the demolition of numerous buildings used as drug sales points, a strategy that seems to have little practical value and will almost certainly…

BRAZIL / 4 APR 2014

Deep in the Amazon, where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet, the once crime saturated Colombian city of Leticia enjoys relative tranquility, while Brazilian neighbor Tabatinga is rocked by drug…

BARRIO 18 / 3 APR 2014

Political scientist Juan Carlos Garzon takes a closer look at the relationship between El Salvador's maras and transnational drug trafficking, finding that these ties are often exaggerated and serve to…

COLOMBIA / 27 MAR 2014

Police in Colombia have captured the country's "czar" of synthetic drugs, highlighting the growing demand for party drugs among Colombia's wealthy and the opportunism of organized criminal groups feeding the…

ECUADOR / 12 MAR 2014

Authorities in Ecuador have seized 10 tons of drugs during the first months of 2014, highlighting both major drug transit through the country and the growth of the domestic market,…

MICROTRAFFICKING / 12 MAR 2014

Police in Paraguay seized $100,000 in drugs from a laboratory belonging to a fugitive drug trafficker, whose nationwide crack distribution network is an example of the criminal opportunities offered by…

ARGENTINA / 3 MAR 2014

Statistics released on drug sales investigations and drug seizures in Argentina and Mexico suggest both countries are experiencing a boom in microtrafficking -- a side effect of transnational drug trafficking…

COSTA RICA / 25 FEB 2014

Costa Rica drug seizures increased in 2013, but the number of drug-related arrests decreased, a dynamic officials say could point to increasingly large drug shipments being moved through this rising…

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