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.
Eight alleged leaders of La Oficina de Envigado – an organized crime group known as La Oficina and based in Medellín, Colombia – were sanctioned under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) by the U.S. Treasury Department on September 16.
There is a global trend among security forces to decentralize authority to give mid-level officials more power to respond quickly to criminal threats.
A major operation targeting the Sinaloa Cartel led to nine arrests and the seizure of about USD$100 million by law enforcement authorities in Los Angeles.
The Colombian National Army continues to foil attacks by the terrorist group the Revolutionary Armed Force of Colombia (FARC) against the civilian population.
Colombian National Police in July broke up a gang that allegedly built ocean-going semi-submersible drug smuggling boats for the Clan de los Úsuga criminal organization.
The Colombian National Army is carrying out operations to protect the country’s infrastructure, including oil producing facilities, in response to attacks by terrorist organizations.
Argentine security forces captured Pantaleone Mancuso, an alleged high-ranking member of the Italian narco-trafficking ‘Ndrangheta mafia, in the city of Puerto Iguazú in the province of Misiones.
Honduras is making progress in fighting drug trafficking and violence, and President Juan Orlando Hernández is pledging that security forces will do all they can to improve public safety even more.
The President of Perú declared a 60-day state of emergency Sept. 11 in the Amazonian districts of Mariscal Ramón Castilla and Yavari, in the Loreto Region, to allow security forces to increase their efforts to fight drug trafficking.
A Brazilian organized crime group could be responsible for as much as 60 percent of the cocaine trafficked out of Perú, according to a report by the Anti-Drug Directorate of the National Police of Perú (DIRANDRO) was recently published by La República.
ISIS communication actions are leading to conflict all around the world, including marketing techniques as part of its communication strategy.
The 6th annual Hemispheric Security and Intelligence Forum (FISH) shared experiences and ideals regarding security and intelligence, while continuing to building stronger partnerships among attending nations.
Colombia, Perú, Chile, and México are working in cooperation to thwart the illegal mining operations of organized crime groups stealing natural resources in those countries.
The Ministry of Defense created the Integrated Intelligence Center for Land Restitution (CI2-RT).to ensure the security of those who seek to return to their homes, in 2011.
In collaboration with some of the nation’s top scientists and technological engineers, the United States Southern Command held a technology expo at its headquarters on Wednesday, Sept, 3rd. As it actively pursues effective disaster relief in the Western Hemisphere, SOUTHCOM gave spectators a glimpse into the future.
Increasingly, drug traffickers are transporting cocaine from Perú to Europe rather than the United States, according to Flavio Mirella, the head of the Perú branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Authorities from six Central American countries are working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on important operations to dismantle violent gang - including Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18, also known as M-18.
Security initiatives by the Colombian National Army have prompted dozens of members of the terrorist group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to surrender and demobilize.
A U.S. airstrike has killed the leader of the radical Islamic terrorist group al- Shabaab, a Somalia-based group whose ties extend into the Western Hemisphere.
Paraguay's National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) seized 3.4 tons of marijuana and 1.1 kilograms of cocaine in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, in t...
Lieutenant General Carlos Antonio Caballero Mayana, Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Paraguayan Armed Forces, announced at the end of the IV South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC), conducted on August 12-14 in Santiago, Chile, that his country will co-host the 2015 edition of the same event, jointly with the Unites States Southern Command.
Five hundred Peruvian sailors participated in exercises for rendering aid to civilians during natural disasters, onboard the U.S. Navy’s new amphibious assault ship.
Operación MARTILLO, a multinational mission aimed at dismantling international criminal organizations, recorded a major success when the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloaded about 2,800 kilograms of cocaine at Base Miami Beach in the U.S. state of Florida on Sept. 4.
During a meeting representatives from the Honduran and United States governments discussed two main topics: training in the fight against transnational organized crime and the recent operations of humanitarian assistance in Honduras.
The suspects were hiding in the indigenous reservation Ondas del Cafre, in the municipality of Mesetas-Meta, according to information obtained by military intelligence officers.
The Colombian Army dismantled seven cocaine-producing laboratories and seized nearly 4,000 kilograms of cocaine, while authorities in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica also confiscated significant amounts of drugs.
GeoSHAPE, a software application designed to revolutionize the way organizations collaborate in response to disasters, can display disaster-relevant information in a map that anybody with a web browser and the appropriate permissions can see from anywhere in the world.
Mexican security forces have captured Mario Alberto Arce Moreno, the alleged narco-trafficking leader of the Los Zetas Cartel in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas.
Drug traffickers are forcibly taking over tribal lands and clear-cutting virgin forest to make clandestine landing strips for drug flights.
The Brazilian Army is opening more doors for women to enter its ranks.
Perú seized 7.6 tons of cocaine last week – more than two tons more than initial reports.
Authorities will use the metal from the melted down weapons to help build schools and hospitals.
Colombian authorities melt firearms to keep them away from the FARC and the ELN
Testing new technologies for disaster response
Nicaraguan Army and National Police seize large amounts of cocaine during ‘Operación
DIRANDRO: Brazilian organized crime group playing major role in Perú's cocaine trade
U.S. SOUTHCOM expo displays technology that can save lives during natural disasters
Central American police partner with the FBI to fight MS-13 and M-18 gangs
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