Drug Trade

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 06:28
Peruvian police arrested an army lieutenant Thursday, alleging he regularly collected bribes from drug traffickers for letting small planes ferry cocaine out of the world's No. 1 coca-producing valley.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 06:14
The tunnel was discovered at a warehouse in Tijuana across from San Diego, California. Police arrested 16 alleged drug cartel members.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 05:58
The massive military operation in El Verano and at least 12 other villages in the rugged borderlands of Durango and Sinaloa was aimed at capturing fugitive cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, authorities confirmed this week.
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 06:58
U.S. agents were able to pinpoint Guzman's phone and traced it to the Sierra Madre mountain range, where they believed he was hiding out at a ranch. Mexican soldiers then stormed the location, but reportedly found only the phone and some clothes.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 06:39
The Mexican authorities have announced the capture of a high level drug trafficker they say was responsible for multiple crimes in the western city of Guadalajara where he allegedly headed operations of the locally dominant cartel.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 06:43
The navy seized 600 kilos of cocaine and detained three men aboard a vessel in Colombia's's Pacific waters, officials said Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 06:40
Colombian officials arrested a high-ranking drug trafficker from one of the country’s largest narcotics organizations.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:31
The Honduran government said it would guarantee deposits up to $9,000 for the 220,000 customers of the country’s Banco Continental, which is being shuttered because its owners are accused in the U.S. of laundering money for drug traffickers.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:11
A top DEA official has sounded the alarm over how heroin traffickers in Mexico have massively increased poppy cultivation and expanded their distribution networks into the east coast of the United States as they look to cash in on the growing number of US heroin users.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 06:32
On Sept. 15, police in Paraguay seized 650 kilograms of marijuana in Curuguaty, in the country’s southeast region near the border with Brazil. Substantial as this seizure was, it was not in itself a big story in a country where authorities claimed they seized 462 tons of marijuana in 2013.