extradition

Alleged Honduras Kingpin Wanted by US Captured in Costa Rica

The alleged head of one of the most powerful drug trafficking groups in Honduras has been captured in Costa Rica and will reportedly be extradited to the United States, where he could reveal information about the involvement of the Honduran military and elites in the drug trade…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Honduras Kingpin Accused by US Will Turn Himself In: Reports

An alleged drug trafficker suspected of ties to numerous corrupt officials in Honduras is reportedly preparing to turn himself in, but just where he would be prosecuted remains an unanswered question…

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Ex-Minister’s Arrest Shows Florida’s Role as Haven for Corrupt Elites

Authorities in Florida have arrested a former Colombian Agriculture minister who fled there after being convicted in a multi-million dollar corruption case, highlighting a pattern of law-breaking Latin American elites seeking refuge from justice in the Sunshine State…

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Panama Supreme Court Seeks Extradition of Ex-President Martinelli

Panama’s highest court has asked the foreign relations ministry to approve an extradition request for ex-president Ricardo Martinelli, marking a new step in a case that has seen the former leader accused of maintaining an illegal domestic spying operation…

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Does US Congress Act Equal More LatAm Extraditions?

Congress is considering a proposal meant to help the Department of Justice pursue a wider range of players in the transnational drug trade, potentially foreshadowing an increase in extraditions and prosecutions of drug traffickers based abroad…

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Building the case against El Chapo: lost legal legwork yet another reason why his escape is a step backward

Looking at the timeline of arrests, extraditions and deals in recent months, it looks like the United States was moving to make the case against El Chapo completely airtight, allowing Mexico to detain him until U.S. officials were completely ready to make the official extradition request…

This piece was co-authored with Sarah Kinosian. Read it in its entirety at Security Assistance Monitor.