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Panama Authorities Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Panama's Senan aero-naval force seized 1.5 tons of cocaine and arrested four Colombians in an operation carried out in the Caribbean Sea 12 nautical miles from El Porvenir, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Mexican Cabinet Member Accused of Being Corrupt

Mexico's main opposition PAN on Thursday urged President Enrique Peña Nieto to dismiss a member of his Cabinet for allegedly planning to use public spending to benefit continue reading »

Mexican Police Discover 14 Thoroughbreds at Illegal Drug Lab

Police found 14 thoroughbreds at an illegal drug lab in Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico, and arrested four suspects, including a person who may be a Canadian citizen, officials said. continue reading »

Border Protection Officers Find 48 lbs of Cocaine in Gas Tank

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Andrade port of entry yesterday discovered 48 pounds of cocaine concealed in the gas tank of a vehicle. continue reading »

Colombian Arrested at Mexico Airport, Cocaine Found in Luggage

A Colombian man who was trying to smuggle 4.5 kilos of cocaine was arrested on drug charges at the Mexico City International Airport, the Federal Police said. Wilson Javier Moreno Sanchez "appeared extremely 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 »

Puerto Rican Task Force Uncovers Marijuana Laboratory

Recently, the U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force uncovered a substantial marijuana laboratory while following-up on a lead pertaining to federal and state fugitive Jose Cosme-Rios aka "Pocholo." continue reading »

Raramuri Indians Pray for Expulsion of Narcos in Mexico

The Raramuri Indians are using Holy Week to pray for the expulsion of drug traffickers from their lands in northern Mexico's Chihuahua state. continue reading »

Vigilantes Release 18 Hostages, Including 12 Police Suspected of Drug Trafficking Ties

A vigilante group has released the 12 police officers and six civilians it took hostage in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero after cutting a deal with prosecutors, spokesmen for the grassroots organization said. 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 »

Suspected Drug Traffickers Kill 5 Police, 14 Civilians in Western Mexico

Five Federal Police officers and 14 other people died in attacks staged by suspected drug traffickers in the western Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacan, a Federal Police spokesman told Efe. continue reading »

Australian Police Dismantle Drug Ring with Spanish Ties

Australian police dismantled a drug trafficking ring with ties to Spain and other European countries, while seizing 117 kilos (258 pounds) of MDMA, which is used to make ecstasy, authorities said Friday. 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 »

Mexican Police Arrest 11-Year-Old Girl Selling Crack in Cancun

An 11-year-old girl was arrested for selling marijuana and crack in a poor neighborhood of the Caribbean resort city, Cancun, Mexican authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Former Police Chief Convicted of Drug Traffic Conspiracy in Mexico

Gilberto Lerma Plata, a former police commander of Tamaulipas state and a member of the Gulf cartel, was found guilty of conspiring to import several tons of marijuana and cocaine to the United States, the Justice Department said. continue reading »

Colombia Arrests Italian Suspected of Working as Drug Go-between

An Italian man suspected of being a go-between for the Sicilian mafia with Colombian drug gangs was arrested in Bogota, the National Police said. 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 »

Colombian Police Confiscate Cocaine Worth $1 Billion

Drug enforcement agents seized 3,826 kilos of cocaine suspected of belonging to Colombia's Los Urabeños gang and bound for the Mexican Gulf port of Veracruz, where the drugs would be received by the Los Zetas cartel, National Police director Gen. Jose Roberto Leon Riaño said. continue reading »

Drug Trafficker Operating Throughout LatAm Arrested in Colombia

A man suspected of belonging to a drug gang that operates in Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador and Argentina was arrested in southwestern Colombia, the National Police said. continue reading »