All About Criminal Migration

CHINA AND CRIME / 24 JUN 2016

A new report about Colombian nationals detained in China on drug charges calls attention to an emerging consumer market that would appear to be highly appealing to Colombia's criminal groups. …

COLOMBIA / 22 JUN 2016

From the jungles of Brazil to the elegant boulevards of Madrid, some of Colombia's most renowned drug traffickers of recent memory have been captured abroad, a sign of how the…

COLOMBIA / 2 JUN 2016

Drug seizures along Colombia's Pacific coast have shot up this year, indicating a possible shift in internal drug trafficking routes as security crackdowns and peace negotiations reshape the country's underworld.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 26 MAY 2016

Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has taken control of the US heroin market by elbowing out traffickers of the Asian product, according to a DEA official, but the dynamics of the drug…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 25 MAY 2016

Mexico's cartels are making inroads into Australia as Latin American drug trafficking organizations continue to look for lucrative markets far from home, a new report says.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 23 MAY 2016

The recent arrest of individuals linked to Mexico's Los Cuinis criminal organization has drawn attention to organized crime's presence in Uruguay and the role of foreign drug traffickers in the…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 5 MAY 2016

El Salvador officials have warned of gang members fleeing into neighboring countries to escape the pressure of security forces. But is this a serious threat or simply a convenient method…

COLOMBIA / 3 MAY 2016

The recent arrests of Colombian drug trafficking bosses abroad is indicative of how local criminal leaders have set up residence across Latin America, both to expand their illicit business networks…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 1 APR 2016

The recent arrest of four Mexicans allegedly involved in a methamphetamine manufacturing operation in Nigeria points to the increased global popularity of the drug, which has created opportunities for Mexican…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 16 MAR 2016

Officials in Nigeria have arrested four Mexican nationals who allegedly helped create a "super lab" for producing large amounts of synthetic methamphetamine, potentially signaling a new level of drug trafficking…

COSTA RICA / 26 NOV 2015

Assassins from Costa Rica are reportedly traveling to Mexico to receive specialized training from criminal groups, suggesting Costa Rican criminals are growing in sophistication by learning from their more experienced…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 18 NOV 2015

The Dominican Republic is boasting its lowest murder rates in years, but these figures could merely be concealing a larger threat from more sophisticated manifestations of organized crime. …

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…