Corrupt Navy troops in Ecuador can be highly useful for drug traffickers, either to protect cocaine shipments or to simply let them pass.
A string of large cocaine seizures in Jamaica suggests the island is becoming a central hub for trafficking to the United States and Europe.
The trial of Mexico’s former top public security official will reveal shortcomings in the fight against organized crime.
Record seizures of cocaine in Portugal have raised fears Brazil's PCC may be getting increasingly involved.
Dutch authorities have seized three Mexican drug loads at Schiphol Airport, marking a new trafficking trend for Europe.
Peru's largest seaport handles millions of tons of cargo annually, a fact that cocaine traffickers are using to their advantage.
Hong Kong regularly receives methamphetamine from Mexico. Now it's a major destination for cocaine shipments from across Latin America.
With historic cocaine seizures happening across Latin America, how can governments safely and quickly get rid of the drugs they confiscate?…
East and Southern Africa are receiving much larger cocaine shipments from South America than previously imagined.
The US is losing allies in Latin America just as production of cocaine, fentanyl, and other synthetic drugs is going through the roof.
Venezuelan authorities claim to have destroyed 40 tons of drugs this year. But are they being fully transparent about their track record?…
Clan Castedo, one of Argentina's most drug trafficking groups, ran the cocaine trade into Bolivia thanks to a network of corrupt allies.
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