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DEA Agents Posed as FARC to Net International Arms Trafficker

A man from the Ivory Coast has pleaded guilty in a US court to offering support to undercover DEA agents posing as members of Colombia‘s FARC guerrilla group, raising questions about the handling of similar operations in the future in light of the FARC‘s ongoing demobilization…

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Weekly InSight: What the DEA Can Learn from the Honduras Debacle

In our June 8 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Mattathias Schwartz, a national security reporter for The Intercept, about a series of deadly raids that took place in 2012 in Honduras involving US law enforcement personnel…

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What the DEA Can Learn from the Honduras Debacle

A new US government report documents a series of missteps related to several deadly anti-drug actions in 2012 involving US law enforcement in Honduras, a strong reminder of the need to have a clear mandate, avoid improvisation and make room for oversight…

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DEA Says Mexico Cartels Battling to Corner US Heroin Market

Two of Mexico‘s most powerful drug cartels are battling for control of the US heroin market, the DEA says, raising the possibility that heroin trafficking patterns may be evolving along similar lines as the cocaine trade…

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Mexico, China Are Key Nodes in Fentanyl Trade: DEA

A new report from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) marks the agency’s most recent attempt to call attention to the problem of fentanyls, a category of drugs that authorities say is contributing to severe opioid abuse issues in the world’s largest drug market…

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DEA Praises Increasing Drug Seizures in Ecuador

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently presented an award to Ecuador’s Interior Ministry in recognition of the country’s drug interdiction efforts, signaling its approval of increasing drug seizures by Ecuadorian authorities…

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Mexico, Colombia Groups Compete for US Heroin Market

Criminal organizations based in Mexico are challenging the traditional dominance of Colombian groups over the heroin market in the eastern United States, signaling shifts in drug production and trafficking patterns in both Latin American countries…

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