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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…

BRAZIL / 5 SEP 2014

An emerging criminal group from Brazil may control up to 60 percent of the cocaine trafficked out of Peru, as Brazilian organized crime moves closer the source of the illegal…

COCAINE / 27 AUG 2014

Authorities in Peru have discovered at least 3.5 tons of cocaine that police say was destined to be shipped from the Pacific coast to Europe by Mexican groups, highlighting…

COCAINE / 18 JUL 2014

Authorities in Nicaragua have seized approximately 886 kilos of cocaine over the past two weeks near the border with Costa Rica, highlighting the importance of the country's Pacific region to…

COCAINE / 3 JUL 2014

US authorities have seized more than 2 tons of cocaine from a Costa Rican vessel in the Pacific, highlighting the increasing role played by the nation's criminal groups in the…

COCAINE / 3 JUL 2014

A recent report highlights key changes in Europe's drug market, including the diversification of cocaine routes and the growing importance of Eastern European groups in the drug trade.

COCAINE / 23 JUN 2014

An international drug trafficking case involving an export company in Panama and the 'Ndrangheta mafia provides the latest example of the Italian criminal group's spread throughout Latin America and illustrates…

COCAINE / 12 JUN 2014

Costa Rica has intercepted over four tons of cocaine and detained 11 Costa Ricans, in a case providing one indication of deepening local involvement in drug trafficking through the country. …

CARIBBEAN / 30 MAY 2014

Maritime antinarcotics authorities have seized over 17 tons of cocaine around Puerto Rico so far this year, a huge increase on past years indicative of the growing popularity of this…

ARGENTINA / 22 MAY 2014

Authorities in Mexico have confirmed the Sinaloa Cartel orchestrated a recently busted operation that exported liquid cocaine from Argentina, in a mark of both the group's international growth and the…

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…

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