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Head of Nicaragua Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA / 17 SEP 2015

A court in Costa Rica has sentenced the head of Nicaragua drug trafficking group the Tarzanes, a reflection of the criminal organization's operational presence in this neighboring Central American country. …

FRANCISCO ZELEDON / 18 AUG 2015

Five police officers were killed in a notorious drug trafficking hub in Nicaragua, an unusual outbreak of violence in one of Central America's most peaceful nations. …

COSTA RICA / 17 JUN 2014

A recently captured drug trafficker from Nicaragua has accused Sandinista political heavyweight Eden Pastora of placing a hit on his life, something that speaks to the political and criminal intrigue…

NICARAGUA / 13 JUN 2014

Authorities in Costa Rica have arrested the leader of Nicaraguan drug transporters the Tarzanes, highlighting the transnational operations of a group that is an important link in the Central American…

FRANCISCO ZELEDON / 5 JUN 2013

In Nicaragua, the "occasional narcos" have chance on their side, as any day, they may enjoy a stroke of luck and become rich. Residents of the Mosquito Coast, a hub…

NICARAGUA / 2017-03-09 21:31:39

This Nicaraguan drug trafficking group is linked to the Reyes Aragon family, headed by Augustin Reyes Aragon and his six brothers. The organization primarily handles drug transport operations, as well…

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