News Briefing – Week beginning on 22 September

Argentine customs agents found about 30 kg of cocaine absorbed into grains of rice headed to Africa and then be transported to Europe. This seizure reflects the growing importance of Argentina as a shipping point for cocaine from Latin America to Western countries. Drug trafficking in Honduras has reportedly dropped 72% thanks to military intelligence […]

Former Argentina government advisor warns of Peruvian criminal groups becoming established in Buenos Aires

In June 2015, a former advisor to Argentina’s Security Ministry, Jorge Rodriguez, warned of the increasing presence of Peruvian-run criminal groups in greater Buenos Aires. He believes that there are at least 12 cocaine-processing laboratories in the city, each generating an approximate daily profit of US $1,200,000. These operations, he said, could not be possible […]

News Briefing – Week beginning on 17 August

Peru’s Congress approved the resumption of the aerial interdiction practice, which would allow police forces to shoot down flights suspected of transporting cocaine and other illicit drugs in Peruvian air space. According to President Ollanta Humala, this law would act as a deterrent in the fight against drug trafficking. Since January 2015, more than 36 […]

News Briefing – Week beginning on 20 July

Colombian police have seized approximately 2.3 tonnes of marijuana in the village of Dabehia, Antioquia department. According to the authorities, the drugs allegedly belonged to the paramilitary group of the Urabeños. The Gambia hosted the first international conference on drug dubbed, “Moscow-Africa anti-drug dilogue”. The conference aimed to enhance strategies to tackle drug trafficking in […]

News Briefing – Week beginning on 6 July

Alhaji Sule Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa State in Nigeria, was arrested in Abuja for alleged money laundering. In November 2014, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the two sons of the governor, over alleged misappropriation of billions of naira belonging to the Jigawa State Government. South Africa customs officials discovered more than […]