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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 24 OCT 2018

US authorities arrested two Dominican citizens in connection to a multimillion-dollar fentanyl shipment delivered from Mexico, suggesting that relations between these two groups may be evolving in the context of…

COLOMBIA / 24 AUG 2018

Reports have emerged that guerrilla group the ELN has taken control of the heroin business in the south of Colombia, which, if confirmed, would represent a huge shift in trafficking…

DRUG POLICY / 2 FEB 2018

A new documentary series exploring the opioid epidemic ravaging cities across the United States underscores the role of Mexican organized crime groups in the lucrative industry, and how growing…

DRUG POLICY / 5 DEC 2017

New measures to fight the US opioid crisis demonstrate the White House’s interest in using the issue as a political cudgel, rather than attacking its roots.

DRUG POLICY / 26 OCT 2017

In our October 26 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley and "Dreamland" author Sam Quinones discussed the homegrown opioid and heroin crisis in…

DRUG POLICY / 25 OCT 2017

The homegrown problem of prescription painkiller abuse continues to be the biggest, deadliest drug threat to the United States, according to the DEA's latest National Drug Threat Assessment report. The…

COCA / 6 SEP 2017

The former rebels of what was once Latin America's oldest insurgency, the FARC, continually claimed to have barely any money. And while they did have a lot of expenses, they…

DRUG POLICY / 9 AUG 2017

US President Donald Trump pledged to ramp up enforcement efforts against the opioid crisis gripping the nation, but the long-awaited announcement on a strategy to tackle the deadly epidemic…

DRUG POLICY / 4 AUG 2017

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced a specialized opioid detection unit to address the drug abuse crisis afflicting the country, one of the first major actions the United…

COCAINE / 19 JUL 2017

A new report indicates that the availability of cocaine and synthetic opioids is on the rise in Europe, a sign that the continent is feeling the effects of dangerous drug…

DRUG POLICY / 22 JUN 2017

Opioid use accounts for the biggest negative health impact worldwide associated with drug consumption, according to the latest United Nations World Drug Report, a concerning trend as the opioid market…

HEROIN / 5 JUN 2017

Ohio is the latest US state to take legal action against manufacturers of prescription opioid painkillers. Attempts to strangle the legal supply of these drugs at home could reduce the…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

27 JUL 2021

InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

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Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

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Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.