Drug Trade

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 06:03
Heroin traffickers linked to the abduction and disappearance of 43 students a year ago are battling over millions of dollars paid by Canadian mining giant Goldcorp to a village in Mexico's southern gold belt, leading to a wave of murders.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 06:47
Indeed, there were at least three different components of violence: open warfare between the two major gangs, a recruitment process that involved high levels of coercion and violence, and a resource generation strategy centered on extortion and intimidation. Ironically, incarcerated gang members used cell phones to extort business, especially those in the transportation sector.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 06:30
The police general in charge of a massive, but unsuccessful manhunt for Colombia’s most important drug lord is investigated for allegedly maintaining ties to narcos since Pablo Escobar.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 06:15
Colombia’s Defense Ministry said that Police have seized more than than a ton of cocaine in the southwest of the country since Thursday.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:12
Nicaragua's military said Friday all clandestine airfields used by cartels to run drugs to the United States were destroyed and steps taken to make sure they would not reopen.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 06:39
The U.S. Coast Guard has seized more than 50,000 pounds of cocaine off Latin America during the past four months in what is shaping up to be a record year for seizures in the Pacific.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 06:13
A huge cocaine processing complex run by the ELN has been found in west Colombia, showcasing the guerrilla group's role in a drug trade that could soon be changing hands.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 06:33
According to one report, traffickers are increasingly using amphibious aircraft to smuggle drugs into Argentina, a development which may possibly be in response to the country's efforts to combat aerial drug trafficking.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:31
Since the Panamanian National Border Service (SENAFRONT, for its Spanish acronym) was created in 2008, security forces have recovered territory in the province of Darién, where organized crime groups, drug traffickers, and terrorist groups, including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), were operating.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:17
Mexico has extradited the head of the Sinaloa Cartel's Central America operations to the United States, a move that could spark fresh concern among elites in Honduras thought to be connected to organized crime.