Colombia, the world’s largest cocaine producer, closed its borders on Monday to stop an outbreak of the coronavirus but experts told OCCRP that this may fuel organised crime.
A weekend gun battle between Mexican security forces and dozens of members of a presumed drug cartel left at least 21 people dead, including four policemen and two bystanders, according to authorities and multiple news reports.
Mexico’s foreign affairs minister is calling for talks with the United States about President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he wants to list Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups.
After a failed arrest in early October, Mexican authorities released on Wednesday a video showing the moment soldiers handed over the son of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to members of the Sinaloa cartel to avoid bloodshed in the city of Culiacan.
Police found more than 40 skulls, 70 bones and a fetus in a jar during a raid on a suspected drug trafficking hideout in Mexico City on Saturday. The odd find came a few days after 31 cartel member suspects were arrested.
Four cartels are battling it out for the lucrative US$1.5 billion dollar avocado trade in western Mexico, the office of a state attorney general has revealed.
The US subsidiary of Rabobank pleaded guilty to obstructing an investigation into money laundering by Mexican drug cartels and has agreed to pay a US$369 million fine, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday.
Mexican officials said Monday they found at the bottom of a ravine the charred remains of journalist Salvador Adame, who was missing since he was kidnapped six weeks ago.
Two suspects arrested in raids in Phnom Penh and Ratanakiri Province last week have been provisionally charged with drug trafficking, media reported.
Colombian police announced Monday that they seized more than six tons of cocaine worth US$ 213 million belonging to the country’s most powerful crime group, Los Urabeños.
United States authorities on Wednesday said they arrested a Mexican attorney general on charges that he conspired to smuggle heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana into the U.S.
A Southern California aircraft broker has pleaded guilty to laundering drug money and buying airplanes for Mexican cartels to ship narcotics.
Families of US citizens murdered by drug cartels in Mexico are suing HSBC, saying it let the cartels launder billions of dollars to operate their businesses, resulting in the destruction of numerous lives, according to a casefiled in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Fifteen police officers were killed in the Western Mexican state of Jalisco Monday evening in a clash with suspected drug cartel members.
Mexican police have arrested Omar Trevino Morales, leader of Los Zetas – one of the country's largest and most dangerous drug cartels.
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