A Colombian judge requested on Friday the extradition of an American oil executive who is a suspect in one of the biggest corruption scandals in Colombia. Local media say he and his associates spent nearly US$16 million of embezzled money on prostitutes.
Colombian investigators on Friday ordered the protection of 11 soldiers who testified against former General Mario Montoya and former Colonel Hernan Mejia who are accused of killing civilians after having dressed them as rebel fighters, according to Colombia Reports.
Suspiciously large amounts of gas sold in low-populated areas of Colombia that don’t even have very many roads made the country’s Attorney General launch an investigation into the possibility that the excess gas is being used for cocaine production.
A year after four men were arrested for smuggling a half tonne of cocaine into the United Kingdom on a private jet, another man was arrested Wednesday.
Officers from 11 South and Central American countries worked together to arrest 49 alleged people smugglers, Interpol announced Tuesday.
The whistleblower at the heart of the corruption probe into Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht sought United States protection before he suddenly died last week along with his son, who drank poisonous water he found on his father’s desk, Bloomberg reported Friday.
Colombia’s former anti-corruption director and a foreign attorney practicing in Colombia pled guilty on Tuesday to participating in a money laundering scheme, according to the Miami US attorney’s office.
University students in Colombia are preparing for a 32-hour hackathon where they will create apps to tackle human trafficking in the country, Reuters reported.
Two criminal organizations that laundered an estimated €2.5 million (US$2.9 million) were taken down by the Spanish Civil Guard and the National Police of Colombia, Europol reported Thursday.
The commandant of the US Coast Guard wants to combat Colombia’s cocaine trafficking by focusing on the rivers used to get the drugs out to sea, Business Insider reported Sunday.
The man allegedly behind the largest and most feared Colombian drug cartel pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn’s federal courthouse on Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported.
Colombian authorities arrested a former rebel leader on Monday who allegedly conspired to produce 10 tons of cocaine and import them to the US. The suspect was one of five former rebels with a seat in the lower house of Colombia’s Congress.
Albanian police said Wednesday that they seized 613 kilograms of cocaine that arrived from Colombia in a shipment of bananas.
A Colombian loan shark network is operating in more than three quarters of Mexico’s states marking its growing presence throughout Latin America, Mexico’s national newspaper, Milenioreported Thursday.
Violent Albanian crime groups are exerting "considerable control" over the drug market in the UK, while gangs from Serbia and Turkey dominate maritime cocaine trafficking routes, according to a report by the National Crime Agency (NCA) releasedWednesday.
A top Colombian anti-corruption official and an attorney have been arrested on money laundering charges filed in Miami in connection with a bribery scheme, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday.
In just four days, Ecuador seized 3.2 metric tons of cocaine, raising concerns about the country’s growing involvement in transnational drug trafficking and its ability to handle security challenges, Insight Crime reported Wednesday.
Colombian police announced Monday that they seized more than six tons of cocaine worth US$ 213 million belonging to the country’s most powerful crime group, Los Urabeños.
Colombian authorities have accused several banana companies who allegedly financed paramilitary "death squads" between 1996 and 2004 of committing crimes against humanity, according to a statement released Thursday.
Colombian authorities said they arrested on Saturday a former senator suspected of taking US$ 4.6 million in bribes to help Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht S.A. win a road-building contract.
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