All About Extradition

COLOMBIA / 6 JAN 2015

The US justice system has proved, once again, that it has long arms. Between 2013 and 2014, it captured Hayron Eduardo Borrayo Lasmibat and Marllory Dadiana Chacon Rossell, both Guatemalan…

CACHIROS / 19 DEC 2014

Two leaders of the notorious Valle Valle family now find themselves in US custody, extradited from Honduras a little over two months after their capture. The question now is what…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 18 NOV 2014

In a surprise move, Alfredo Beltran Leyva, the former leader of Mexican drug trafficking group the Beltran Leyva Organization, was extradited to the United States six years after his capture,…

EXTRADITION / 29 OCT 2014

Honduras has completed its second extradition of an alleged drug trafficker to the United States, but as the country's relatively new extradition process picks up pace there are signs that…

COLOMBIA / 10 OCT 2014

Daniel "El Loco" (The Madman) Barrera has pleaded guilty to money laundering in a US federal court, in what could perhaps conclude the saga of Colombia's last major international drug…

EL CHAPO / 9 OCT 2014

The latest superseding indictment of Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman from the Eastern District of New York illustrates just how desperate prosecutors in the US are to get their hands on Mexico's…

EXTRADITION / 8 OCT 2014

Honduras' president has claimed that the recent, unprecedented captures of major drug traffickers is "just the beginning" of the country's fight against organized crime. The question is: what's next?…

CACHIROS / 7 OCT 2014

Eight of the 19 Honduran drug traffickers wanted by the United States have now been captured, a significant advance for a country so afflicted by drug violence and insecurity, although…

EXTRADITION / 24 SEP 2014

A high-ranking member of a powerful criminal organization in Guatemala has become the latest drug trafficker from this Central American country to be extradited to the United States, in what…

COLOMBIA / 12 SEP 2014

A carpenter in Colombia has been released from prison after being wrongly accused of running a money laundering operation, a case that highlights issues in the way the United States…

EXTRADITION / 11 SEP 2014

Authorities in Honduras have captured the current head of "El Negro" Lobo's drug trafficking network, making him the second Honduran to face likely extradition to the United States.

EXTRADITION / 22 AUG 2014

The US Treasury has added the Valles crime clan to its "Kingpin List," the latest move in an unprecedented campaign against what is arguably Honduras' premier drug trafficking organization.

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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…

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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. …

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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…