Inside the criminal career of Memo Fantasma
In March 2020, InSight Crime revealed the identity and whereabouts of Memo Fantasma, a paramilitary commander and drug trafficker living in luxury in Madrid. This remains our most-read report ever.
After more than two years of further investigation with access to over a dozen of Memo Fantasma’s criminal associates, InSight Crime is set to publish a new series on the now-imprisoned Guillermo Acevedo, or Memo Fantasma, detailing his entire criminal history.
Brazil’s Pablo Escobar
InSight Crime was the first English-language media to report the arrest in Hungary of Brazilian drug trafficker, Sergio Roberto de Carvalho, earlier this week. Over multiple years, de Carvalho evaded authorities with a flair to rival any movie villain, dispatching drugs from Brazil to three continents, maintaining multiple false identities, hiding his money in half a dozen countries and even faking his own death.