All About Argentina

ARGENTINA / 14 NOV 2019

Authorities in Argentina dismantled a drug trafficking organization whose leader operated from inside a prison in one of the country’s crime hotspots, unveiling further details on how these groups operate…

ARGENTINA / 29 OCT 2019

Authorities in Argentina dismantled a ring of Chinese nationals who evaded millions of dollars in taxes and laundered money through fish export businesses, in a case that provides more evidence…

ARGENTINA / 28 OCT 2019

Argentina has dismantled a gang focused on extorting taxi drivers at Buenos Aires’ main bus station, the second such incident in 2019. This raises fears that the taxi extortion racket,…

ARGENTINA / 23 OCT 2019

An Argentine former intelligence agent was detained in Mexico, accused of leading a powerful transnational sex trafficking ring. The arrest revealed the high-level of sophistication and elite collusion one of…

ARGENTINA / 22 OCT 2019

With Argentina set to vote for its next president on October 27, the ongoing campaign has given hints of how the candidates would tackle the country’s evolving criminal dynamics.

ARGENTINA / 9 OCT 2019

Buenos Aires' main international airport remains a hotspot for cocaine smuggling to Europe, as discovered when a criminal organization in Italy was dismantled after hiding hundreds of kilograms of cocaine…

ARGENTINA / 1 OCT 2019

A criminal ring that sent synthetic drugs by mail from Argentina to Chile has been taken down in a joint operation, showing how both countries are teaming up to tackle…

ARGENTINA / 19 SEP 2019

A high-profile Argentine drug lord is accused of colluding with a vast network of local politicians and police officers to transport large quantities of marijuana in one of the most…

ARGENTINA / 18 SEP 2019

Relatives of imprisoned drug traffickers charged fees from other families to let them in to see their loved ones in an Argentine jail -- proof that prisons are fertile ground…

ARGENTINA / 6 SEP 2019

An operation on the border between Bolivia and Argentina revealed that criminal organizations were exchanging stolen cars for narcotics, exposing a new transaction method in the criminal business.

ARGENTINA / 23 AUG 2019

A series of attacks and threats against Argentine merchants by Chinese criminal organizations in Buenos Aires reveal a possible expansion of the mafia’s criminal tactics and the difficulties authorities are…

ARGENTINA / 22 AUG 2019

The Argentine government’s new strategy to detect and categorize the chemical components of new illicit substances, looks to confront the country’s growing synthetic drug market.

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