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The Fall of Guatemala's 3 Top Drug Lords

GUATEMALA / 29 OCT 2014

The stories of the captures of Walter Montejo, Elio Lorenzana, and Walther Overdick -- three of Guatemala's criminal capos wanted by the US -- shed light on the degree of…

GUATEMALA / 5 SEP 2014

Records show that the United States quietly released Guatemala kingpin Otto Herrera nearly a year ago, hinting at the possibility that the cocaine trafficker has struck a deal with authorities.

GUATEMALA / 10 JUN 2013

The deaths and arrests of mafia kingpins have caused Guatemala's drug trafficking groups to splinter, leading to violent power struggles, according to Guatemalan anti-narcotics prosecutors.

EXTRADITION / 11 DEC 2012

Guatemalan drug boss Walther Overdick has been extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking charges, a major step for a country that has one…

EXTRADITION / 19 JUL 2012

Guatemalan drug boss Walther Overdick will be extradited to the United States, highlighting the role of extradition in the Central American country's weak justice system.

GUATEMALA / 11 APR 2012

The US Treasury has named Guatemalan citizen Horst Walther Overdick as a specially designated narcotics trafficker, a new blow against the organization of the recently-arrested Zetas ally.

GUATEMALA / 4 APR 2012

Guatemala's drug trafficking organizations are undergoing a profound shift away from traditional, family-oriented clans to a new generation of criminal groups. The arrest of Horst Walther Overdick, a key ally of…

GUATEMALA / 3 APR 2012

Horst Walther Overdick, the man who helped the feared Mexican Zetas drug gang cement their power in northern Guatemala, has been arrested, throwing the country's already volatile underworld into flux.

GUATEMALA / 19 FEB 2012

Guatemalan authorities captured a top lieutenant of the country's most powerful organized criminal gang, continuing an impressive offensive against the group and its Mexican Zetas allies, launched after the brutal…

Horst Walther Overdick, alias "El Tigre," was one of the biggest drug traffickers in Guatemala and a key facilitator of the Zetas' expansion. He was reportedly captured in April 2012.

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