drug trafficking

Nicaragua Claims No ‘Cartel’ Presence, But Past Cases Tell a Different Story

Authorities in Nicaragua are trumpeting their counternarcotics efforts, which they say have kept “cartels” out of the country. But a series of prosecutions of alleged crime bosses shows that sophisticated, large-scale drug trafficking groups do indeed operate in the Central American nation…

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Weekly InSight: The Dominican Republic, the Caribbean’s Cocaine Bridge

In our April 27 Facebook Live session, Co-director Jeremy McDermott spoke with Senior Editor Mike LaSusa about InSight Crime’s research and reporting on the Dominican Republic’s growing role in the global drug trade…

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Honduras President’s Brother in US After Link to Drug Investigation: Reports

The brother of the president of Honduras has reportedly traveled to the United States following the revelation that he is considered a “person of interest” in a high-profile drug investigation, marking a significant development in an already explosive case…

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5 Clever Ways Mexico Cartels Move Drugs Across US Border

Every day, Mexico‘s cartels attempt to ship untold quantities of drugs across the US border. And every day, Mexican and US authorities try to stop them. The drugs are usually hidden in commercial or passenger vehicles transiting official checkpoints. But in recent years, crime groups have begun to experiment with a wide range of innovative methods for moving illicit cargo past one of the world’s most heavily guarded borders and into the most lucrative drug market. Below, InSight Crime looks at five of the most creative…

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Arrest of Alleged Cartel Operative Shows Mexico Drug Interests in Spain

An investigation by Spanish authorities has uncovered an alleged cocaine trafficking network headed by a Mexican citizen linked to several different drug cartels, shedding light on the “franchise model” Mexican crime groups use to traffic drugs to Europe…

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US Charges Fmr Venezuela Anti-Drug Officials with Cocaine Trafficking

US officials have formally announced cocaine trafficking charges against two men who previously served in top positions in Venezuela‘s national anti-narcotics agency, a major indictment that comes in the midst of a highly contentious political atmosphere in the country…

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Brazil, Bolivia Gang Up on International Drug Ring

Authorities in Brazil and Bolivia carried out a joint operation against a group suspected of international drug trafficking in the latest sign of increasing law enforcement cooperation between Brazil and its cocaine-producing neighbors…

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