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An ongoing conflict between Colombia's two last remaining guerrilla groups continues to escalate along the Colombia-Venezuela border, highlighting the region's ... loyalty from the local communities due to its ability to maintain the facade of an ideological drive in spite of operating purely as drug traffickers.
Colombian Police seized over 12 tons of cocaine valued at over $360 million in major bust on Wednesday. According to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos this raid became the largest ever seizure in Colombia's history. Reports state that the cocaine was located in the north-western Antioquia ...

I lived in Colombia with my family as a child in the 1960s, and have returned many times since, as a reporter covering the country's chronic conflicts between the state, a half dozen guerrilla groups, and several drug cartels. For the past two decades, I have also visited Cartagena annually to give workshops ...
Also pleading guilty as part of the same case to conspiracy to commit international or promotional money laundering were: Iraklis Haviaropoulos, 41, of Montreal; Carlos Alberto Ocampo Garcia, 56, of Colombia; Jose Mauricio Ortiz Bolanos, 30, of Colombia; and James DeSantis, 56, of Florida.
If you're a drug dealer and already up for the death penalty, why not go ahead and kill anyone who gets in your way — competitors, cops, accidental witnesses, customers you suspect of being informants, etc.? It's not like they can execute you twice, right? It won't take long for drug dealers who think that ...
In less than 10 years, Colombia's largest drug trafficking organization, the AGC, has grown from 80 paramilitary fighters to a criminal powerhouse of ... of the criminal pie has gotten bigger and bigger, largely thanks to its AUC-like structure that allowed both paramilitary groups and drug traffickers to join.

Of these candidates, 42 ended up being elected on March 11 and will take seat in the Senate or the House of Representatives. Some of the allegations include links to right-wing paramilitaries such as the AUC or drug traffickers, others have been linked to corruption scandals. Many are family members of ...
But in a report, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said activists and social leaders are still being targeted by drug traffickers, right wing death squads and smaller rebel groups. The report said the FARC's withdrawal from some remote areas of Colombia has set off fierce competition ...
InSight Crime's co-director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello dug into our latest report this week — 'The Invisibles': Colombia's new generation of drug traffickers — one of the first investigations to come out of the freshly-launched Observatory on Organized Crime in Colombia.
That is why we are calling the fourth generation of drug traffickers in Colombia “The Invisibles.” ... Today's Colombian drug trafficker is more likely to be clad in Arturo Calle than Armani, wear classic European shoes rather than alligator boots, drive a Toyota rather than a Ferrari, live in an upper middle class ...
Drug dealer nabbed after he hands over bag with nearly £200,000 of ... Police in Spain arrested a dopey drug trafficker after he handed over a sports ... took the 34-year-old Colombian into custody after finding the drugs with a ...
This project is the largest in Colombian history with UNODC. ... been marred by government inefficiencies and resistance from drug traffickers.
UN reaches a deal to help rid Colombia of cocaine ... ambitious initiatives to date to free rural communities from the clutches of drug dealers.
A Colombian drug trafficker offered juicy details on his work during a remarkable interview that provides a panoramic view of Colombia's drug ...
UN, Colombia sign key anti-cocaine pact ... of the most ambitious initiatives to date to free rural communities from the clutches of drug dealers. Colombia is ranked by the United Nations as the world's biggest producer of coca.
Colombian and foreign drug traffickers have been trafficking cocaine to the US, the world's biggest consumption market, since the 1970s and ...
This is, by the same token, a victory for the drug traffickers who are ... who is, according to Colombian authorities, the leader of the FARC ...

Authorities in Argentina have accused a former Colombia national ... as the link in Argentina for a Colombian drug dealer to launder money.
Australian accused drug trafficker Cassie Sainsbury has been sentenced to six years in a Colombian prison. The 22-year-old, who was initially ...
THE HOUSE Committee on Dangerous Drugs is pushing for stronger rules on deliveries made by drivers of transport network vehicle services ...
The organization would receive support from Colombian and American ... The drug traffickers' army did what security forces could not and ...
Narco fugitives caught trying to co-opt Colombia peace deal ... a man who police identify as Ecuadorean drug trafficker Edison Prado after his ... on the list are actually suspected drug traffickers awaiting extradition to the U.S., ...
At least two Homeland Security agents took cash and prostitutes from Colombian crime lords in exchange for erasing their criminal records, ...
An investigation with ramifications across the Americas has culminated in the arrest of an old-school Colombian drug trafficker who managed to ...
Authorities say a Department of Homeland Security agent took bribes to help a Colombian cocaine trafficker avoid charges. A Department of ...
It smuggled cocaine from Colombia to the Gulf of Mexico. From there, it routed the cocaine through Mexico to Texas before delivering it to ...
A Colombian national in his 70s received a 50-month prison term on Wednesday ... ties to the late Pablo Escobar, the notorious Colombian drug trafficker. Pedro Mejia Salazar of Medellin, Colombia, was sentenced in US District ... “The investigation targeted drug traffickers who import drugs into the United ...
One of Colombia's most powerful drug gangs, the Gulf Clan, has said ... Otoniel said he was "just another Colombian who longs for peace" and ...
A plane crash in Colombia saw two killed and another crew member seriously hurt. It was returning to an airport in Medellin when it hit bad ...
The world's most most notorious drug trafficker had, according to one Colombian police official, "slipped up" by making too many calls from the ...
Forgotten in the dust of northern Colombia ... desert landscape of sand dunes and baked earth, crisscrossed by drug traffickers and contraband ...
Nearly 67,700 Venezuelans who went to Colombia in 2016 remained, ... peace agreement with the FARC while continuing to fight drug traffickers. ... noted that a Colombian senator supporting President Juan Manuel Santos's ...
... Park in the sweltering city of Maracaibo near the Colombian border. ... pieces, was orchestrated by "drug dealers" seeking to sell the animals.
On Monday, "CBS This Morning" showed you Colombia's record growth ... the Western Hemisphere's nerve center for tracking drug traffickers, ...
Colombia is the main supplier of cocaine to the United States, ... Drug traffickers buy the leaves and use jungle labs to turn them into cocaine.
Allow me to reiterate, on behalf of the people of Colombia and on my own behalf, .... an agreement to allow Colombian Haas avocados into the U.S. market. ... gang members, and drug dealers from the streets of our country.
The United States has requested the extradition of several Colombian emerald magnates on drug trafficking charges, marking the first time US ...
Colombia is the main supplier of cocaine to the United States, ... Drug traffickers buy the leaves and use jungle labs to turn them into cocaine.
A Colombian soldier looks at a deforested land formerly used by drug traffickers for ... In Colombia, there are eight major areas of deforestation.
Global NGOs have written to the Colombian president to express concerns ... has a new police force aimed at "extremists and drug traffickers," and more. ... Global NGOs Concerned About Forced Eradication in Colombia.
Australian accused drug trafficker Cassie Sainsbury has had her plea bargain rejected by a Colombian judge. The 22-year-old Adelaide ...
As the Colombian cartels crumbled in the early '90s, drug shipments slowed across the Florida Straits. But 20 years later, ... The buddies tried to sell the haul in Orlando but ran into a common problem: They were fishermen, not drug dealers. They were ...
Meanwhile, the unfolding crisis in Venezuela will compound Colombia's security challenges. Corruption and ideological sympathy among Venezuelan officials have helped Colombian guerrillas and drug traffickers use the neighboring country as a safe haven ...
... he could challenge the lawmaker to a duel and point a gun at him, complaining about out-of-state drug dealers named "D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty" impregnating white girls and associating a rise in infectious diseases with immigrants without providing ...
... on drugs" has made progress? Let's look at other countries' experience with their own drug wars. Billions of dollars have been spent on drug wars which have seen a record number of kills, raids and top drug lords getting their just deserts (e.
Last February, El Aissami was included on the US Treasury's list of alleged drug traffickers. It also included ... El Aissami is also linked to drug shipments to Los Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, as well as Colombian drug lord Daniel Barrera and ...
Summary: They were arrested in November 2014 in a sting operation by US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officers posing as Colombian drug dealers. In January, Goswami, Ibrahim and Baktash Akasha as well as Gulam Hussein were extradited from ...
As recent as ten years ago this beautiful coastline of Colombia was a no-go zone infested with left-wing guerrilla groups, paramilitaries, and drug traffickers battling for control of the region. However, as the political situation begins to stabilize ...
Beginning in 1995, Colombia's criminal underworld organizations would evolve into fundamentally different groups, responding to both shifts in the global drug market and to the ongoing pressure that the Colombian authorities, backed by the US, applied ...
A new report issued by the U.S. State Department casts a forlorn outlook for the drug epidemic seizing the country. Opioids remain front and center as the chief problem besetting American communities, including Johnstown and Somerset.


 

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