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BOLIVIA / 18 MAY 2015

In a series of contentious but dubious allegations, a former military official from Bolivia has accused the presidents of Bolivia and Venezuela of conspiring to traffic cocaine into Spain.

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 1 APR 2015

Four members of Venezuela’s National Guard and a prominent businessman have been arrested for allegedly smuggling cocaine in a jet plane to the Dominican Republic, highlighting the popularity of this…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 27 JAN 2015

A former Venezuelan presidential security chief has accused the nation's National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello of drug trafficking, in just the latest event to heap pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 3 DEC 2014

Venezuela is yet again perceived as the most corrupt country in Latin America, according to a new report by Transparency International, suggesting that President Nicolas Maduro has a long way…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 15 OCT 2014

Venezuela has charged 27 suspects in a case involving a massive cocaine seizure made on an Air France flight last year, but high-ranking members of the National Guard are conspicuously…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 15 SEP 2014

Venezuelan authorities never disclosed that another cocaine haul was discovered in a jet plane earlier this year, raising new questions about the amount of drugs being moved through the country's…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 28 JUL 2014

A former intelligence chief from Venezuela accused of drug trafficking and ties to Colombia's FARC guerrillas has been released just days after his arrest in Aruba, illustrating the impunity enjoyed…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 25 JUL 2014

Authorities in Aruba acting on US orders have arrested a former Venezuelan intelligence chief accused of ties to Colombia's FARC guerrillas and drug trafficking, underscoring the top level collusion with…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 20 MAR 2014

Authorities in Venezuela have detained three security officials linked to a cocaine haul in Italy involving the former secretary of ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in the second recent high-profile…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 9 NOV 2013

In Venezuela the drug traffickers wear camouflage. On the Colombian border, Colombian and Venezuelan guerrillas and the army fight for control of the drug trade. Senior military officers have also…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 21 OCT 2013

Behind the biggest cocaine haul in French history were members of Venezuela's military. InSight Crime's investigation reveals the trafficking methods used by corrupt military cells and the covert international…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 7 OCT 2013

Five police officers have been handed 26 year prison sentences for drug trafficking in Venezuela, in a case that represents a welcome move against corrupt elements in the country's security forces…

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