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Chile Receiving Synthetic Drugs Galore From Netherlands, Belgium

CHILE / 1 JUL 2022

Authorities in Iquique and San Antonio, port cities in northern Chile, discovered nearly 475,000 MDMA tablets on various ships departing from the Netherlands and Belgium in the past two months.

COCAINE / 29 JUN 2022

Turkish and foreign law enforcement have seized record quantities of cocaine heading from South America to Turkey, revealing the growing role of the country’s powerful traffickers in the transit of…

COCAINE / 24 JUN 2022

The Channel Tunnel between the UK and France is a convenient way to move cocaine throughout the continent.

BRAZIL / 21 JUN 2022

Sergio Roberto de Carvalho, known as the "Brazilian Pablo Escobar," has been arrested in Hungary.

COCAINE / 9 JUN 2022

An ingenious Italian-Colombian sting operation has arrested dozens of people on both continents and seized a huge quantity of cocaine, revealing how despite recent setbacks Colombia’s Urabeños are still among…

COCAINE / 7 JUN 2022

A Mexican drug trafficking ring with connections to cartels operated marijuana plantations and cocaine processing labs in Spain, displaying how Mexican crime groups continue to embed themselves in Europe's booming…

BRAZIL / 27 MAY 2022

Cocaine seizures have jumped at the Guarulhos International Airport near São Paulo, Brazil, showing that neither COVID-19 nor international law enforcement cooperation have pushed traffickers away from South America’s busiest…

COCAINE / 19 MAY 2022

Europe’s increasing demand for cocaine means the drug is now being producing in Europe by local criminals with help of Latin American colleagues.

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 19 MAY 2022

Cocaine processing has taken root on European soil, Mexican and Dutch synthetic drug traffickers have partnered up, and a new chemical technique is encouraging the establishment of super-labs in Europe’s…

COCAINE / 4 MAY 2022

A shootout involving French police and suspected cocaine traffickers in the northern city port of Le Havre has dramatically underscored the seaport's growing role within the cocaine pipeline to Europe.

COCAINE / 3 MAY 2022

A decade of analyzing Europe’s wastewater has provided a snapshot of how drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine have spread to cities not previously considered hotspots for them.  …

COCAINE / 2 MAY 2022

One of the first Balkan cocaine traffickers to ever establish a presence in South America and forge criminal alliances between the two regions has once again been arrested in Europe.

BOLIVIA / 29 APR 2022

A string of drug seizures in Chile, coupled with cocaine discovered on ships originating there, points to the country emerging as another key departure point in the European cocaine pipeline.

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