All About Criminal Migration

BOLIVIA / 26 SEP 2017

The arrest in Brazil of a wanted drug trafficker from Peru who was on the run for more than a decade illustrates how trafficking dynamics have evolved in Peru's coca-producing…

COCAINE EUROPE / 8 SEP 2017

An Italian crime boss and one of Italy's most wanted criminals has been arrested in Uruguay after decades on the run, highlighting another case in which an…

BOLIVIA / 25 AUG 2017

A Paraguayan politician was arrested during Bolivia's biggest marijuana seizure this year, highlighting how deeply involved Paraguay's officials have become in the highly profitable transnational drug trade.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 7 AUG 2017

The capture of the head of Peru's own "Mara Salvatrucha" is likely an example of Central America's MS13 inspiring similar -- but probably unconnected -- criminal operations far from home.

BOLIVIA / 24 JUL 2017

Authorities in Bolivia and Brazil will enter into a bilateral agreement later this month aimed at combating the expansion of Brazilian criminal groups into Bolivia, but the move might…

BARRIO 18 / 19 JUL 2017

Authorities in Mexico's southern border region have detained a growing number of gang members in 2017. Their affiliation, however, is reportedly with two Central American gangs, the MS13 and Barrio…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 23 JUN 2017

Representatives of three US federal law enforcement agencies were unable to offer the Senate Judiciary Committee any conclusive evidence of links (beyond isolated cases) between groups of unaccompanied minors…

ARGENTINA / 21 JUN 2017

Authorities believe that the second-largest cocaine seizure in Argentina's history is linked to a Mexican cartel that exploited an unusual trafficking route, suggesting that Argentina's transshipment role is continuing to…

COCAINE EUROPE / 14 JUN 2017

Authorities in Spain say they have seen a marked increase in maritime seizures of South American cocaine destined for Europe in the past two years, highlighting the importance of this…

COCA / 13 JUN 2017

Officials believe a coca plantation recently discovered in Honduras was set up by Colombians, suggesting a criminal migration that could potentially not only import the drug production businesses to Central…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 12 MAY 2017

A six-week anti-gang operation headed by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) led to more than 1,300 arrests nationwide. But a breakdown of suspects' alleged affiliations suggests that recent…

COCAINE EUROPE / 1 MAY 2017

The arrest in Italy of a Bosnian drug trafficker accused of working with Colombia's Urabeños crime group shows the growing links between South American and European organized crime and the…

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