Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 06:23
The US Drug Enforcement Administration is reported to be investigating top Fujimorista politician and financier Joaquín Ramírez for allegedly cleaning $15 million for Keiko Fujimori's previous, narrowly-failed presidential bid in 2011.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 06:59
A recent report examining the effect of criminal truces in Latin America is both promising and discouraging; although we have the tools to bring a measure of peace to the underworld, they are hard for most governments to swallow and can lead to even more violence down the road.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 06:52
The Peruvian and Bolivian Navies conducted joint exercises on Lake Titicaca to improve their skills in search and rescue missions, contamination containment, and the fight against organized crime. The joint exercises will allow cooperation in the fight against mutual threats and problems, like drug trafficking, money laundering, smuggling, human trafficking.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 06:33
A massive security operation in Bogotá's nefarious Bronx neighborhood reveals how powerful microtrafficking gangs in the city have become -- and the Colombian government's lack of a long-term plan for restoring order to urban enclaves dominated by criminal groups.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 06:52
Colombian authorities have discovered an underground tunnel used by drug traffickers near the presidential palace in the capital city of Bogota. According to Bogota’s Security Secretary Daniel Mejia, the secret passageway has been used to move illicit weapons and drugs through the city.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 06:34
Authorities said the men were associates of the Sinaloa drug cartel who were there try to sell 53 pounds of methamphetamine wrapped in 42 clear plastic bags. The men, who were arrested Thursday by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Investigation’s Inland Crackdown Allied Task Force, are accused of trying to sell meth to undercover officers.
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 06:19
US consumption of heroin has increased significantly in the last few years. The reasons for this are complex but have to do with the increase of prescription drugs in the United States, a rise in prices of these prescription drugs and their black market counterparts, and the subsequent safeguards on this prescription medicine market, specifically OxyContin.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:55
Warming security ties between Iran and Turkmenistan could have long-lasting implications. After their bilateral meeting, Rouhani declared that Iran and Turkmenistan needed to expand their security partnership, because both countries have common interests in counter-terrorism, containing Islamic extremism, and curbing drug trafficking.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 05:01
Colombia's National Navy (ARC) recently trained 14 members of the Honduran Navy (FNH) on the best ways to conduct searches and gather intelligence to fight narco-trafficking and organized crime. The three-week training session at the headquarters of the Naval Chief of Staff in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, focused on counter-intelligence and investigative tactics
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:51
The security cabinet of Enrique Peña Nieto is concentrated in previously peaceful entities that are now on the doorstep of unprecedented violence, where insecurity has overflowed and authorities have become overwhelmed by criminals and drug traffickers.