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Tag Results for "Cocaine"

Mexico Seizes 273 Pounds of Cocaine from South American Ship

Mexican authorities found 273 pounds (124 kilos) of cocaine on a ship that began its journey in Chile and made a stop in Colombia before arriving in the western port of Manzanillo, sources with the federal Attorney General's Office told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Confiscate Over a Ton of Cocaine

Drug enforcement agents seized 1,048 kilos of cocaine hidden in a van in Puerto Quetzal, a city in the southern Guatemalan province of Escuintla, but no arrests were made, a police spokesman said Sunday. continue reading »

Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in Colombia

Colombian police said Wednesday that they seized 1.5 tons of high-quality cocaine that the Los Rastrojos criminal organization was planning to ship to Guatemala. continue reading »

Custom and Border Protection Seizes $2 Million Worth of Narcotics on Hidalgo International Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized over $2,000,000 worth of alleged cocaine, heroin and arrested a woman from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with the incident. continue reading »

Russia, Nicaraguan Navy Seize Large Quantity of Cocaine in Caribbean

Nicaraguan naval forces and Russian drug enforcement agents seized 100 packages of cocaine on the high seas, state media reported, citing military spokesmen. continue reading »

Connecticut Drug Bust Leads to 100 Arrests

In a massive drug enforcement operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), more than 100 individuals were arrested early Wednesday in five states and Puerto Rico on state and federal charges related to the large-scale trafficking of heroin and cocaine from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico into and around southeastern Connecticut. continue reading »

Peruvian Drug Enforcement Agents Allegedly Shipped Drugs to Mexican Police

Ten Peruvian Drug Enforcement Agency, or Dirandro, agents assigned to the international airport in Lima are being charged by prosecutors for allegedly shipping cocaine to Mexican police officers on the payroll of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, the La Republica newspaper reported Sunday. continue reading »

Customs and Border Patrol Agents Seize $90 Million in Cocaine in the Pacific

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) and its interagency partners disrupted two separate maritime smuggling attempts, March 8 and March 9, resulting in the interdiction of more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $90 million. continue reading »

Colombian Army Seizes 4 Tons of Cocaine at FARC Drug Lab

Army troops destroyed "the largest drug storage center" operated by the FARC guerrilla group in southwestern Colombia and seized four tons of cocaine bound for Central America and the United States, special counternarcotics brigade commander Col. Jorge Mora told Efe. continue reading »

Paraguayan Police Seize 745 Lbs of Cocaine Stashed in Tomato Cans

A Paraguayan exporter was arrested in a police operation that found 338 kilos (745 pounds) of cocaine hidden in a shipment of 1,400 cans of a tomato product being sent to Spain, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico reported Friday the arrest of two Dominicans from whose vessel they seized 2,200 kilos (4,845 pounds) of cocaine. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 1,760 Pounds of Cocaine Headed for Mexico

In a new blow at the Los UrabaƱos crime gang in the port of Cartagena, Colombian police seized Saturday 800 kilos (1,760 pounds) of cocaine chlorohydrate of the highest purity that was being shipped to the Los Zetas cartel in Mexico by way of Honduras. continue reading »

Panama Will Not Retrieve Sunken Narco-Sub

A cocaine-laden semi-submersible vessel that sank early this month in Panama's Caribbean waters will not be refloated due to the cost and possible risks of the operation, the country's chief narcotics prosecutor said. continue reading »

Authorities Seize 15 Tons of Drugs in Honduras

Honduran authorities seized 15 tons of illegal drugs they discovered buried beneath a clandestine laboratory in the northern province of Yora, prosecutors said Thursday. continue reading »

Report: Europeans Consuming Less Heroin, Cocaine

The European Union is observing signs of the stabilization and even a drop in cocaine and heroin consumption, but it warns about the proliferation of new synthetic drugs. This is the general panorama presented by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction, or EMCDDA, in its annual report for 2012, which was released Thursday in Lisbon. continue reading »

Colombian Agents Confiscate Over 12 Tons of Cocaine, Marijuana in Anti-drug Campaign

Drug enforcement agents seized more than 12 tons of cocaine and marijuana in Colombia during a three-day multi-faceted operation in several regions, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

U.S. Coast Guard, Dominican Navy Seize 3,300 Pounds of Cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Dominican navy confiscated 1,498 kilos (3,300 pounds) of cocaine after smugglers tossed the haul overboard in Caribbean waters. continue reading »

9 Venezuela Police, 1 Security Agent Arrested in Connection to Drug-Running Airplane

A court in the central Venezuelan state of Carabobo ordered 18 people jailed provisionally, including nine Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) agents and a member of the Sebin intelligence service, in the case of a drug-running aircraft that was nabbed in Spain. continue reading »

Guatemala Working as a Center of Drug Production, Says Official

Guatemala is no longer just a conduit for illegal drugs, but a center of production, Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez said, citing the seizure of 17.6 tons of coca paste apparently destined for cocaine labs in the Central American nation. continue reading »

Police Confiscate 3 Tons of Cocaine off of Coast of Spain

The Spanish National Police's Special Operations Group, or GEO, seized a ship carrying 3,000 kilos of high purity cocaine some 50 miles from the coast of the southern city of Cadiz, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »