News briefing – week beginning 6 April

A kingpin of the Sinaloa drug cartel, ‘La Señora’, responsible for large supplies of cocaine, has been arrested in Cancun, Mexico. Peruvian anti-drug police have released details of how narco-traffickers move cocaine through the Amazon. Bolivia has fired seven state prosecutors following investigations following complaints of irregularities, including corruption. The Colombian Navy has reportedly seized…

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News briefing – week beginning 9 February

Benny Palmeri-Bacchi, a former Venezuelan judge, has been sentenced to over six years in prison for his role in ‘a major cocaine trafficking case’ that helped move Colombian cocaine through Venezuela, and was reportedly linked to the government of former president Hugo Chávez. In November he pleaded guilty to charges of extortion, conspiracy to obstruct…

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