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Venezuelan authorities seized 20 tons of liquid cocaine aboard a ship headed for Mexico.
The leader of a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison by a federal judge in Colorado, who said the kingpin's criminal enterprise sold US$1 billion worth of cocaine in eight US states.
Following an anonymous tip led Costa Rican authorities to a startling discovery, a ton of cocaine buried in the sand on the beaches of Quepos.
Drug trafficking gained ground last year in Latin America, as criminal organizations diversified production and stepped up violence in an effort to expand markets, a UN report said Wednesday
The amount of Peruvian land planted with coca – the source of cocaine – expanded last year by 6.8 percent compared with 2008, to 59,900 hectares (147,901 acres), maintaining Peru’s position as the world’s No. 2 producer of the drug, a U.N. official said here Tuesday
The National Drug Control Department (DNCD) has confiscated 1,636 kilograms of cocaine from an international network it says was trying to step into the gap left by Ramón Antonio del Rosario Puente (Toño Leña), according to DNCD head Major General Rolando Rosado Mateo
UNODC and the Plurinational State of Bolivia have launched a comprehensive six year plan to combat drug trafficking, organized crime and corruption
In early 2008, an official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a report to his superiors detailing what he called “the most significant development in the criminal exploitation of aircraft since 9/11.”
There is growing concerns that Al Qaeda in Africa and Latin American drug cartels are working together. Latin American cocaine flights go to Africa, en route to Europe. Are Al Qaeda members on the empty planes back to Latin America?
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan authorities on Saturday said they have captured a prominent Colombian drug trafficker wanted by the United States.