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Tag Results for "Drug Trafficking"

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 »

Mexican Marines Nab Top Gulf Cartel Boss “El Gordo”

One of the Gulf drug cartel's top bosses has been arrested, dealing a blow to the powerful Mexican criminal organization less than three months before President Felipe Calderon leaves office, officials said. continue reading »

Mexico Extradites Cartel Leader Eduardo Arellano Felix to the U.S.

Mexico has extradited Eduardo Arellano Felix to the United States to face money laundering, drug trafficking and racketeering charges in San Diego, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. continue reading »

Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Mexican Governor Charged with Drug Trafficking

Mexican authorities are looking for the former governor of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, with the help of Interpol, Attorney General Marisela Morales said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombia Invests in Radar Systems to Combat Drug, Arms Traffickers

Colombia has purchased 11 radar systems that will be used to improve coastal defense and prevent the smuggling of arms, drugs and other contraband into the country, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said. 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 »

Colombian Police Seize Cocaine en Route to Sinaloa Cartel

Drug enforcement agents seized one ton of cocaine on a highway in northwestern Colombia that was bound for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, the National Police said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Confiscate 79,000 Gallons of Drug Precursors

Mexican army soldiers seized more than 300,000 liters (79,000 gallons) of drug precursors in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and arrested 13 people in an operation against drug trafficking and organized crime, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Mexican Cartels (Sinaloa vs Los Zetas)

Currently, the Sinaloa and Los Zetas Cartels are in a war, forcing other cartels to take sides and new alliances are forming. Unfortunately, 60,000 people have died since President Calderón (PAN) declared war on drug traffickers in 2006. Hispanically Speaking News does a side-by-side comparison of Mexico's most ruthless cartels, Sinaloa and Los Zetas. continue reading »

Notorious “Queen of the Pacific” Is Extradited to the U.S.

Mexican authorities have extradited Sandra Avila Beltran, a.k.a. the "Queen of the Pacific," to the United States, where she is wanted on drug-trafficking and criminal conspiracy charges. continue reading »

Uruguay One Step Closer To Legalizing Marijuana, Bill Sent to Congress

Uruguay's government has sent Congress a bill to legalize marijuana and regulate the production, distribution and sale of the drug, touting it as a means of combating drug-trafficking and crime. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Seize a Ton of Cocaine

The Puerto Rico Police Department and U.S. federal authorities seized more than a ton of cocaine found on a launch 30 kilometers (18 miles) off the coast of the southern city of Guayama. continue reading »

Nicaraguan Directly Connected to Colombian Cartel Arrested

A man suspected of being the "main operator" of Colombia's Norte del Valle drug cartel in Nicaragua and who was the subject of an arrest warrant issued in June 2011 has been arrested, the National Police said. continue reading »

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Colombian Drug Operative Who Faked Own Death in 2010 Arrested During his Caribbean Wedding Party

A man wanted by Colombian authorities was arrested at a really inconvenient time – during his week-long wedding reception. Last week, Camilo “Fritanga” Torres was celebrating his wedding in the Car continue reading »

Airport Shooting in Mexico Began Over Drug Dispute

A June 25 shootout at Mexico City's capital's airport that left three police officers dead began with an argument among cops over a packet of cocaine, a leading Mexican newspaper said Friday. continue reading »

Mexico Looking into Claims of Airport Director’s Link to Drug Cartels

The Mexican government has asked the United States for information about the alleged links between the director of the Mexico City airport and drug traffickers, Attorney General Marisela Morales said. continue reading »

Mexico’s War on Drugs Looking For Greater International Cooperation

Mexico wants to expand international cooperation in the war on drugs to create "new strategies and lines of action," Mexican Deputy Attorney General for Judicial and International Affairs Alejandro Ramos told Efe. continue reading »