All About Cocaine

ARGENTINA / 19 MAY 2014

Authorities in Argentina have disbanded a group linked to the Sinaloa Cartel that trafficked liquid cocaine from Argentina to Mexico, providing further evidence the South American nation is increasingly a…

COCAINE / 2 MAY 2014

Banana farmers in northern Colombia claim the Urabeños criminal group has been intimidating workers into smuggling cocaine in consignments for export, providing an insight into the methods used to get…

BOLIVIA / 25 APR 2014

Bolivia police have discovered cocaine chemically modified to be odorless and pliable in a shipment of musical instruments heading to Europe, in what appears a new development in smuggling techniques…

BRAZIL / 22 APR 2014

A recent report has highlighted the increasing role of the East African nation Mozambique in the international drug trade, adding weight to warnings that the influence of Latin American criminals…

CARIBBEAN / 17 APR 2014

The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US officials, adding weight to the persistent warnings that traffickers…

COCAINE / 10 APR 2014

Authorities in Colombia have seized a record seven ton shipment of cocaine destined for the Netherlands in the northern Caribbean port of Cartagena, a haul likely linked to the Urabeños,…

COCAINE / 7 APR 2014

Authorities in Paraguay have dismantled a national criminal group and seized 309 kilos of cocaine destined for Brazil perhaps onto Africa, evidence of the growing sophistication and evolution of Paraguayan…

BRAZIL / 2 APR 2014

Authorities in Brazil have attributed nearly four tons of internationally destined cocaine seized in a major port to the PCC criminal group, in a further sign of the organization's expansion…

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 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…

COCAINE / 16 MAR 2014

In the second of this two-part series, authors Alejandra S. Inzunza and Pablo Ferri write about the impact of foreign crime and cocaine transit on the province of Manabi in…

COCAINE / 14 MAR 2014

Ecuador has become a maritime drug transfer point for traffickers from Mexico and Colombia. The fishing boats are hijacked or used as service stations, and the ports are a major…

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