News Briefing – Week of 11 January 2021

11/01 – Europol and Frontex signed an agreement to exchange liaison officers.   11/01 – Argentinian authorities found 216 amazon parrots at checkpoint in Santiago.   11/01 – The Colombian Policía Antinarcóticos in coordination with the Armada Nacional, seized 1,539 kilograms of cocaine and another five kilograms of amphetamines on a merchant ship in Cartagena.…

Newsbriefing – Week of 21 December 2020

21/12 – Law enforcement authorities from 15 EU Member States and the UK dismantled a major black market cigarettes racket.   21/12 – Operation KAFO II (30 November – 6 December), coordinated jointly by INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), targeted firearms trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel. It…

News Briefing – Week of 21 September

21/09/2020 – Peruvian authorities destroyed two illegal laboratories that were discovered manufacturing cocaine in Cusco.   21/09/2020 – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveals that several banking institutions have been managing the dirty money of alleged criminals for years. The volume of funds involved could represent as much as $2 trillion between 1999 and 2017. This journalistic investigation,…

News Briefing – Week of 20 April

As the Mexican government concentrate its resources on pandemic control, with the peak of COVID-19 expected in May, criminal groups continue to position themselves so as to strengthen their control and influence within the states, cities and regions they operate in. The COVID-19 pandemic in Peru has hit the cocaine trade in Peru. Cocaine prices have sharply…

Newsbriefing – week of 29 April

Operation Orion, the Colombia-led multinational anti-narcotics operation has seized 94.2 tonnes of cocaine in its third phase, over a period of 105 days. The seizure is estimated around $3.2 billion. 26.7 tonnes or marijuana valued at $133.7 million were also seized. Orion is a joint naval operation involving 18 countries from Latin America, Europe and…