All About Criminal Migration

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 24 JAN 2014

Security forces in the Philippines say the Sinaloa Cartel has dispatched a hit squad to silence arrested associates showing just how far from home Mexico's primary drug cartel is migrating…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 24 JAN 2014

A key witness in the trial for a Zetas massacre in Guatemala has revealed how the Mexican cartel's original high standards and demand for well-trained recruits with a military background…

COCAINE EUROPE / 21 JAN 2014

A hitman from Colombia arrested in Spain for a double homicide in Holland allegedly acted as a link between the Rastrojos and European criminal groups, in a further sign of…

COLOMBIA / 20 JAN 2014

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has blamed the country's violence and drug trafficking on criminals from Colombia, an analysis that fails to take into account the growth of domestic organized crime,…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 7 JAN 2014

A prominent clergyman in Paraguay has called attention to the establishment of permanent bases in the country by Brazilian criminals, with recently announced record drug seizures one indication of what…

BARRIO 18 / 1 JAN 2014

An easing of tension among the largest Mexican criminal groups has been counteracted by the growing influx of Central America's most notorious gangs, a development that, if continued, could…

COSTA RICA / 4 DEC 2013

Officials in Costa Rica have said Mexico's Knights Templar criminal organization is now operating in the country, highlighting the growing presence of transnational criminal groups and drug trafficking in one…

ARGENTINA / 25 NOV 2013

Transnational trafficking groups are increasingly making their presence known in northern Argentina, where unmonitored border crossings and well-established transit routes have created an ideal environment for international traffickers to expand…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 8 NOV 2013

Colombia's principal criminal organization, the Urabeños, have marked their arrival in Ecuador with a series of killings, kidnappings and extortion of rivals as they look to establish a firm foothold…

ARGENTINA / 6 NOV 2013

Argentina is now a key source of precursor chemicals for Mexican cartels, raising the question as to whether these transnational drug trafficking organizations are fuelling rising violence and intimidation in…

BRAZIL / 1 NOV 2013

Authorities in Paraguay have captured four members of a PCC cell operating on the country's eastern border with Brazil, reinforcing notions that the Brazilian organized crime group is increasing its…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 10 OCT 2013

Police in Italy have dismantled a gang identifying itself as part of the MS13, in a sign Central American gangs may be expanding their influence, and possibly their presence, in…

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Last week, InSight Crime Co-founder Steven Dudley took part in the International Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor and…

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InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…

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Two weeks ago, InSight Crime published an investigation into how Italian mafia clan the ‘Ndrangheta built a cocaine trafficking network from South America to ‘Ndrangheta-controlled Italian ports. The investigation generated…