The suspects were wanted for crimes ranging from murder to financial scams to drug trafficking.
Brazil launches campaign against sex trafficking and forced labor
The latest development in the anti-human trafficking campaign came on Jan. 29, 2014, when Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo announced the formation of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons (Conatrap).
Peru achieves drug eradication milestone in the VRAEM
As part of an anti-drug trafficking initiative, the government is providing financial support to farmers, so they can make money growing legal food crops rather than coca crops.
Brazilian authorities fight the crack epidemic with police and drug treatment
Brazil, which has a population of 199 million people, has nearly 1 million crack users, according to the United Nations.
Honduran authorities launch security initiative to cut homicide rate by more than half
In early January 2014, Security Minister Arturo Corrales Alvarez announced that Honduran security forces will cooperate with each other and go after street gangs and transnational organized crime groups.
Argentinean Ministry of Security to combat drug trafficking
Drug traffickers are continuing to transport cocaine to Mexico, the United States, and Europe, but they are also selling large amounts of the drug in Argentina
Operation Martillo makes huge cocaine seizure
A joint, international counter-narcotics operation seizes more than 1,134 kilograms worth an estimated US$37 million.
Shining Path leader Alezander Dimas Fabián Huamán captured by Peruvian security forces
Peruvian Army soldiers and National Police agents recently captured Alezander Dimas Fabián Huamán, a high-ranking leader of the Shining Path who is also known as “Héctor.”
Brazil strengthens security for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Armed forces members and elite agents from the National Security Force of Brazil will work together to provide security for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Operation Martillo continues to lead counter-narcotics fight
A total of 278,611 kilograms have been seized since Operation Martillo started on Jan. 15, 2012.
Operation Martillo: 2 recent busts continue success
In late December, the U.S. Navy seized 313 kilograms of cocaine in the eastern Pacific, while the British Royal Navy confiscated 250 kilograms of marijuana in the Caribbean.
Latin America security forces fight drug smuggling on commercial flights by ‘El Chapo’
The drug trafficking ring has been smuggling cocaine from the airport in Lima, Peru to Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, authorities said.