All About Contraband

BRAZIL / 14 SEP 2011

Brazilian and Paraguayan forces allegedly exchanged fire last week in the crime-ridden border region, highlighting possible tensions between the security forces of the two countries as they attempt to crack…

COLOMBIA / 9 AUG 2011

The strategic Colombian peninsula of La Guajira, a sought after departure point for drugs heading across the Caribbean, may be up for grabs once more with the arrest of the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 19 JUL 2011

Brazil's government is considering changing the law so that contraband seized on the borders need not be stored by the state for the duration of court cases against alleged traffickers.

CONTRABAND / 10 JUN 2011

A Paraguayan politician with ties to the cigarette industry was shot dead while driving in the Alto Parana province, close to the border with Brazil.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 6 MAY 2011

The U.S. Border and Customs Protection agency will open seven new control booths along the border with Mexico at the crossing in Nuevo Laredo, Texas, the Associated Press…

CONTRABAND / 29 APR 2011

The head of one of Mexico’s most important business federations said recently that piracy and contraband represented a $74 billion industry in that country. It's time to put such claims…

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