All About Microtrafficking

BRAZIL / 29 APR 2014

After repeated failed efforts to rout the crack trade in São Paulo, the city is implementing an experimental new program which could provide a model for other drug-plagued cities in…

ARGENTINA / 21 APR 2014

Argentina's former vice-president and current governor of Buenos Aires province has called drug trafficking the country's "number one public enemy," recognizing an increasing and evolving issue that is bringing heightened…

COLOMBIA / 11 APR 2014

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered the demolition of numerous buildings used as drug sales points, a strategy that seems to have little practical value and will almost certainly…

BRAZIL / 4 APR 2014

Deep in the Amazon, where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet, the once crime saturated Colombian city of Leticia enjoys relative tranquility, while Brazilian neighbor Tabatinga is rocked by drug…

BARRIO 18 / 3 APR 2014

Political scientist Juan Carlos Garzon takes a closer look at the relationship between El Salvador's maras and transnational drug trafficking, finding that these ties are often exaggerated and serve to…

COLOMBIA / 27 MAR 2014

Police in Colombia have captured the country's "czar" of synthetic drugs, highlighting the growing demand for party drugs among Colombia's wealthy and the opportunism of organized criminal groups feeding the…

ECUADOR / 12 MAR 2014

Authorities in Ecuador have seized 10 tons of drugs during the first months of 2014, highlighting both major drug transit through the country and the growth of the domestic market,…

MICROTRAFFICKING / 12 MAR 2014

Police in Paraguay seized $100,000 in drugs from a laboratory belonging to a fugitive drug trafficker, whose nationwide crack distribution network is an example of the criminal opportunities offered by…

ARGENTINA / 3 MAR 2014

Statistics released on drug sales investigations and drug seizures in Argentina and Mexico suggest both countries are experiencing a boom in microtrafficking -- a side effect of transnational drug trafficking…

COSTA RICA / 25 FEB 2014

Costa Rica drug seizures increased in 2013, but the number of drug-related arrests decreased, a dynamic officials say could point to increasingly large drug shipments being moved through this rising…

ARGENTINA / 24 FEB 2014

Officials in Argentina have expressed concern over high levels of drug consumption and rising drug violence in the north and central regions, as the country's local markets continue to flourish…

CARIBBEAN / 21 FEB 2014

Anti-drugs police in the Dominican Republic have revealed how a micro-trafficking network paid local cops over $100,000 in bribes each month, showing how the domestic drug market is spawning ever…

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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…