All About Cocaine

COCAINE / 30 AUG 2016

The Colombian government claims it has forced the country's main criminal organization out of the remote Eastern Plains region, but the area's strategic value as a cocaine production and trafficking…

COCAINE / 25 AUG 2016

A peace agreement between Colombia's government and the country’s largest rebel army has been reached, and while the end of the five-decade old civil war has immense political and social…

BRAZIL / 17 AUG 2016

A tour bus bound for the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro was stopped in Paraguay carrying 296 kilograms of cocaine, further highlighting the criminal opportunities presented by the Olympic…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 2 AUG 2016

US officials have formally announced cocaine trafficking charges against two men who previously served in top positions in Venezuela's national anti-narcotics agency, a major indictment that comes in the midst…

CARIBBEAN / 19 JUL 2016

The capture of 19 people for trafficking cocaine through the Caribbean archipelago of San Andrés reveals how Colombia's criminal groups used -- and will continue to use -- this tourist…

COCAINE / 13 JUL 2016

Five of the six Honduran National Police officers indicted by the US government for cocaine trafficking in a scheme involving the son of an ex-president have turned themselves…

BOLIVIA / 5 JUL 2016

Growth of cocaine use in South America is outpacing any other region in the world and creating an emerging market boom for organized crime groups that are engaging in…

BRAZIL / 24 JUN 2016

Much of the South American cocaine destined for global markets flows through Brazil according a UN report, and there are a number of factors that make the former Portuguese colony…

CARIBBEAN / 2 JUN 2016

A new report provides insight into how traffickers move cocaine to the lucrative European market, including the key trafficking routes and smuggling techniques criminal groups have adopted to skirt drug interdiction…

COCAINE / 19 NOV 2015

A huge cocaine processing complex run by the ELN has been found in west Colombia, showcasing the guerrilla group's role in a drug trade that could soon be changing hands.

COCAINE / 6 AUG 2015

Cocaine is once again front and center in Mexico's drug trafficking industry. In contrast to other illicit drugs such as marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine, the amount of cocaine seized by…

COCAINE / 23 JUL 2015

A US anti-drug operation intercepted a semi-submersible watercraft hundreds of miles off the coast of El Salvador, seizing 8 tons of cocaine with a street value in the hundreds of…

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