All About Cartel of the Suns

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 22 APR 2016

Venezuela's foreign minister has stated in front of the United Nations that her country does not have an endemic drug trafficking problem despite overwhelming evidence the country has become a…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 17 FEB 2016

Two recent arrests of army officers highlight the prevalence of drug trafficking within Venezuela's security forces, and hint at a possible fragmentation within the shadowy Cartel of the Suns.

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 5 FEB 2016

Venezuela's embattled president is increasing his own security and that of his close associates, digging in as the country faces worsening levels of violence and economic uncertainty. …

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 29 JAN 2016

A Colombian airline executive has turned himself over to US authorities and is expected to testify about drug flights leaving Venezuela. However, it is not a given that his testimony…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 18 JAN 2016

Seven current and former Venezuela military officials are to be tried for allowing illegal drug flights to transit through the country, in a small-scale prosecution that continues to leave the…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 16 DEC 2015

The United States Department of Justice will formally indict several high level Venezuelan government officials, including the head of the National Guard and former Drug Czar, for drug trafficking…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 9 DEC 2015

According to a report by ABC España, the United States plans to bring formal drug trafficking charges against half a dozen high-ranking Venezuelan military officials, including multiple…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 20 NOV 2015

The latest developments in a drug trafficking case embroiling relatives of President Nicolas Maduro suggest that the military is actively involved in transporting cocaine to Haiti, inching investigations ever closer…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 7 OCT 2015

While it may seem like a direct affront to Venezuela's government, the United States' indictments against two former high-level Venezuela police officials for drug trafficking seems like a more tactical…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 28 SEP 2015

A Venezuelan survey indicates a growing percentage of Venezuela's population thinks state institutions are carrying out and facilitating organized crime activities.

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 28 AUG 2015

Speculation has emerged that Venezuela's unilateral shutdown of its border with Colombia is intended to discourage the extradition of two suspected drug traffickers linked to Venezuelan security forces, raising the…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 22 JUL 2015

The arrests of two retired high-ranking officers in Venezuela's National Guard for drug trafficking may be the result of political maneuverings, rather than an effort to clean up corruption…

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