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COLOMBIA / 25 MAY 2018

Authorities in Colombia have arrested a former hitman for Pablo Escobar and the notorious Medellín Cartel, underscoring how the Andean nation continues to take down key figures in Medellín’s criminal…

COLOMBIA / 15 MAR 2018

Drug trafficking has long embedded itself in Colombia’s civil conflict, hiding among, and subverting, the warring factions. Now as the civil conflict draws down, with just the ELN still in…

COLOMBIA / 13 MAR 2018

The Colombian mafia comprises networks of localized and shadowy groups and figures involved in illicit economies.

COLOMBIA / 12 FEB 2018

Authorities in Colombia arrested the son of a late Medellín Cartel trafficker on charges that he held a leadership role within the crime group that succeeded Pablo Escobar's infamous organization…

COLOMBIA / 20 DEC 2017

The recent arrest of one of the top criminal figures in Medellín, Colombia, is unlikely to have a major impact on the city's underworld, but it could incentivize other suspects…

COLOMBIA / 17 JUL 2017

The arrest of Medellín's security secretary in north Colombia has rocked the city establishment and challenged the political elite's prevailing narrative it has spent years promoting. But was he mediating…

COLOMBIA / 7 JUL 2017

The security secretary of Medellín, Colombia was arrested recently for allegedly colluding with what was long the city's most powerful crime syndicate, in an incident that underscores how organized crime…

COLOMBIA / 25 APR 2017

A former associate of Pablo Escobar was killed in Colombia's second-largest city, leading to speculation that he continued to traffic drugs long after the fall of the Medellín Cartel.

COLOMBIA / 7 NOV 2016

The recent surrender of several gang members in Colombia is raising questions about the application of a legal reform meant to facilitate peace negotiations between the government and politically motivated…

COLOMBIA / 21 OCT 2016

A US court has sentenced a top Colombian drug trafficker years after he negotiated his way back to criminal life in Colombia, in a case that highlights weaknesses in the…

COLOMBIA / 17 OCT 2016

Authorities in Peru are warning about the involvement of Colombian crime groups in loan sharking, suggesting these organizations are expanding their participation in this activity outside of their home country.

COLOMBIA / 12 OCT 2016

A DEA sting has uncovered an alleged money laundering ring linked to Colombian drug traffickers and Lebanese militants Hezbollah, in the latest example of the nexus between Latin American organized…

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