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CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 20 MAY 2014

Paraguay's anti-drug chief has acknowledged corruption within his department and called for multi-agency assistance in combating Paraguay's drug trafficking problem following the murder of a journalist in a troubled part…

BOLIVIA / 16 MAY 2014

Authorities in Bolivia are going after five criminal "mega gangs" that include foreign members, underscoring the country's status as a destination for migrating criminals and threat this poses to security. …

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 8 MAY 2014

Authorities in Guatemala have discovered what they describe as the second biggest methamphetamine laboratory found in the country so far, in a case likely linked to the migration south of…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 2 MAY 2014

Today the Urabeños are the only BACRIM with a national reach. They are also arguably the only real BACRIM still standing. While the government recognizes the existence of three BACRIM…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 25 APR 2014

Authorities in Paraguay have discovered the country's first reported ecstacy laboratory, in a case that highlights both the increasing popularity of synthetic drugs in the region and the growing influence…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 18 APR 2014

US gangs and Mexico's organized crime groups are forging ever closer ties, according to US authorities, as the fragmenting cartels turn to the transnational criminal outsourcing model to protect their…

BOLIVIA / 17 APR 2014

The head of Colombia's Anti-Narcotics Police claims drug traffickers are importing coca base from Peru and Bolivia to be shipped out of Colombia, pointing to a possible move back to…

COLOMBIA / 15 APR 2014

Police in Colombia have arrested an operative from Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel who was attempting to buy cocaine laboratories from Colombia’s FARC rebels, in another sign the cartel is extending its…

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,…

COLOMBIA / 7 APR 2014

In a speech to the US House of Representatives, Douglas Farah of the International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC) discusses the FARC's alliances with foreign terrorist groups; the facilitation of…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 31 MAR 2014

 Counter-narcotics police in Honduras said a cocaine-processing laboratory discovered in the west of the country in February was used for reducing cocaine purity, not processing the…

COCAINE EUROPE / 28 MAR 2014

Authorities in Mexico have arrested an alleged member of an Eastern European mafia organization who led a drug trafficking network with links to Asia and Europe, raising questions as to…

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