News briefing – week beginning 12 January

Six Nova Scotia men have been charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine, following “Operational Hancock” an international investigation into illegal trafficking of drugs originating from Panama into the Port of Halifax, Canada 150 grams of cocaine concealed in chorizo sausage bound for France has been seized following the arrest of three men by the Spanish…

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News briefing – week beginning 05 January

2.5kgs of cocaine valued at 6 million pesos (~USD400,000) has been seized, following the arrest of a Mexican in joint efforts involving the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Force and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. A drug baron, Karl Wilson, has been jailed for 16 years for running a multi-million pound smuggling ring,…

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News briefing – week beginning 01 January

An alleged drug trafficker suspected of brokering deals between Colombian terrorists and drug traffickers and Mexican transnational criminal organisations, Hermes Alirio Casanova Ordoñez, has been arrested by officials of the Colombian National Army. 339kgs of cocaine paste, used in the production of cocaine, were discovered by Honduran security forces in the Caribbean port of Puerto…

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News briefing – week beginning 24 November

20 kilograms of cocaine valued at £1 million, bound for the Fermanagh area of Northern Ireland, has been seized in a port in Holland by Dutch authorities. 54 kilograms of cocaine estimated at £8 million, hidden within a lorry-load of Christmas trees at the port of Harwich, UK was seized as one person was arrested by…

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News briefing – week beginning 17 November

Cocaine valued at £5 million was seized from a light aircraft at an East Yorkshire airfield in the UK, following joint operations by members of the NCA and Border Force. Many Mexaican citizens believe that the 43 missing and possibly dead students in Iguala reveal the increasing connection between corruption and violence which indicate failures…

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