Cocaine, heroin, and other illicit substances are high-priority targets in the fight against drug trafficking in Latin America, but regional security forces are also combatting attempts to smuggle alcohol and cigarettes.
Drug traffickers are making university students pretend to be tourists or small business owners traveling with handicrafts or food or seafood items.
“Moña” – allegedly a high-ranking leader of the Clan Úsuga – has finally been captured.
Some of the most prominent musicians and singers in Colombia banded together to record “Un paso por la paz,” a song which appeals for peace and harmony throughout the country.
Colombian National Police dismantle prison-based extortion scheme
Honduras and the United States are waging a cooperative campaign against the Honduran drug trafficking organization Los Valles.
A special unit of the Guatemalan National Civil Police (PNC) is achieving dramatic success in the battle against organized crime groups which engage in extortion.
The Colombian National Army struck strong blows against the finances of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in early September by capturing five alleged leaders of extortion rings for the terrorist group.
Colombia: Land restitution amid the armed conflict
Honduras, U.S. discuss transnational organized crime in Tegucigalpa
Pacific Alliance countries Colombia, Perú and Chile combat illegal mining
Medellín security initiatives lower homicides by organized crime
Honduras protects its Atlantic and Pacific coasts from drug trafficking
Argentine security forces capture alleged high-ranking member of Italian mafia
Colombian authorities melt firearms to keep them away from the FARC and the ELN
International security, intelligence leaders share ideals, enrich partnerships
Central American police partner with the FBI to fight MS-13 and M-18 gangs
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