All About Microtrafficking

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…

ARGENTINA / 14 FEB 2014

Death threats issued to journalists in Argentina by a drug gang in Mendoza follow an intimidation tactic used by major cartels throughout the region, indicating the methods of local groups…

ARGENTINA / 27 JAN 2014

Nearly half of the murders that occurred in the first 26 days of January in Rosario, Argentina, were committed by hired assassins, a sign for many that the drug trade…

INFOGRAPHICS / 9 DEC 2013

Micro-trafficking is on the rise in capital cities across Latin America, according to a recent report, raising the question: is the rise of a domestic drug market inevitable in countries…

ECUADOR / 2 DEC 2013

Quito police have identified dozens of micro-trafficking hotspots within the Ecuadorean capital, as well as the groups running them, offering further evidence of the rise of domestic consumption amid the…

ECUADOR / 20 NOV 2013

Police in Ecuador have highlighted the role of local drug trafficking clans -- often based on family ties -- within the country's growing drug trade, a sign that Ecuador's increasing…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 4 NOV 2013

An alleged FARC rebel cell involved in arms and drug trafficking has been dismantled by authorities in Costa Rica, in a case that illustrates the depth of the guerrillas' involvement…

COLOMBIA / 30 OCT 2013

Eight months after the opening salvos in Colombia's new war against micro-trafficking, residents in affected areas say the results have been an explosion in open drug use outside their homes,…

COLOMBIA / 6 JUN 2013

A Colombian police operation aimed at tackling micro-trafficking across the country will be extended for 60 days to take down 25 more cells, President Santos has announced, though police are…

COLOMBIA / 2 APR 2013

As President Juan Manuel Santos declared a new offensive against Colombia's micro-trafficking, a new report reveals the depth of the country's illegal mining trade, highlighting two of Colombia's principal security…

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