Drug Trade

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 05:07
Raids over the weekend resulted in the arrest of two alleged leaders of a powerful drug trafficking network, the culmination of a six-month investigation that may only have scratched the surface of the group's activities in Honduras.
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 07:07
Five members of Venezuela's military, including some high-ranking officers, are on trial in Venezuela for allegedly allowing drug planes to use the country's airspace, the state prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 08:10
Mexican officials on Sunday formally launched the process to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, starting what could be a lengthy road full of legal appeals and maneuvering.
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 06:52
In a rare meeting this week, the head of the Arizona Department of Public Safety met with his Mexican counterpart to discuss ways to combat the drug cartels.
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 06:49
The mark was achieved through logistical and technological support provided by the United States and a comprehensive initiative that provided farmers the option of cultivating alternative crops.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 07:09
How has Mexico moved from 2 cartels in the 1970s to 9 cartels today? That is the question the Mexican website Animal Político wanted to answer when in January 2015 they started to work on NarcoData, a data journalism project that shows the evolution of 40 years of drug dealing in Mexico, home to the most violent cartels in the world.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 05:42
Last Thursday, three men were gunned down in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern state of Sinaloa. Hardly a notable occurrence in that traditionally violent region of Mexico, except for one thing: one of the victims happened to be José Vicente Zambada, a nephew of Ismael El MayoZambada.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 10:22

Like most volatile regions in the world, Central Asia has a laundry list of border security issues ranging from smuggling, livestock threats, disputes over land and water, unclear border lines, drug trafficking, and threats of extremist spillover.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 06:12
A U.S. prison sentence handed down to a Mexican attorney is the final chapter in a long investigation by federal authorities that shed light on the Sinaloa cartel's attempts to expand into the lucrative European market for cocaine.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 06:51
In December, 2009, Harouna Touré and Idriss Abdelrahman, smugglers from northern Mali, walked through the doors of the Golden Tulip, a hotel in Accra, Ghana. They were there to meet with two men who had offered them an opportunity to make millions of dollars, transporting cocaine across the Sahara.