All About Puerto Rico

CARIBBEAN / 6 JUN 2014

Authorities in Puerto Rico are targeting a sophisticated gang accused of supplying the local drug market, in a case that demonstrates how rising cocaine transit through the island could fuel…

CARIBBEAN / 30 MAY 2014

Maritime antinarcotics authorities have seized over 17 tons of cocaine around Puerto Rico so far this year, a huge increase on past years indicative of the growing popularity of this…

CARIBBEAN / 2 OCT 2013

The FBI has dismantled a major drug trafficking group in Puerto Rico that allegedly moved at least nine tons of cocaine into the United States over a period of five…

CARIBBEAN / 23 JUL 2013

In Caribbean locations like the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, criminal groups have established clear-cut alliances with political parties and sectors of the state. By doing so, they are arguably…

CARIBBEAN / 28 MAY 2013

Large quantities of cocaine are reportedly arriving to Puerto Rico via submarines originating from Venezuela, highlighting the evolving tactics used by drug traffickers and the increasing importance of the US…

CARIBBEAN / 18 FEB 2013

A newly inaugurated radar in western Puerto Rico will form a key part of the government's intensified campaign against drug trafficking, authorities said.

CARIBBEAN / 7 FEB 2013

US authorities are set to invest millions of dollars to tackle drug and arms trafficking in Puerto Rico, according to the island's resident commissioner, highlighting the growing influence of organized…

CARIBBEAN / 25 JAN 2013

In an operation apparently aimed at weakening the drug business inside Puerto Rico, police announced the arrest of 63 people across the island, accused of working at drug distribution points…

CARIBBEAN / 7 JAN 2013

Puerto Rico's newly-inaugurated governor has announced the deployment of the National Guard along the island's coastline, as the US territory struggles to combat rising drug-related crime.

CARIBBEAN / 7 JAN 2013

The former lover of Puerto Rican drug lord Jose David Figueroa Agosto has accused a presidential candidate in the Dominican Republic of taking $300,000 in bribes from the drug trafficker. …

CARIBBEAN / 19 JUL 2012

A leading opposition politician in Puerto Rico has called for the imposition of a state of emergency, citing rising crime that has killed almost 500 so far this year as…

CARIBBEAN / 19 JUL 2012

US authorities arrested over 30 people allegedly belonging to two drug smuggling rings operating out of a Puerto Rico airport, underscoring the country's importance as a transhipment point for US-bound…

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