14 people were arrested in San Matías, a Bolivian city located near the Brazilian border. The arrests took place during an operation conducted by the Bolivian security forces to take control over the city after they were chased from it in June. The city is described as a “crime hotspot” for both Brazilian and Bolivian […]
CRIMJUST delivered a Regional Workshop on Asset Recovery and Mechanism for the Prosecution of the Illicit Product on 11 June 2018 together with the School of Public Prosecutors of the Public Ministry of Panama. With the participation of officers from the Public Prosecution Office(s) of Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, […]
On May 26, Guatemala’s National Civil Police announced the discovery and destruction of almost one hectare of coca, calling it ‘’the first-ever evidence of cocaine production in the country’’. The discovery may be a sign that drug trafficking groups are looking to cut risks and transport costs while expanding experiments growing drug crops in Central […]
The crisis in Guatemala has escalated after President Jimmy Morales
Central American leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras pledged to deepen their collaboration in order to
The government of Guatemala declared a state of emergency in the Ixchiguan and Tajumulco municipalities, at the border of Mexico, which have known a surge in drug-related violence, Guatemala being a transit hub for Mexican and South American drug cartels. Troops will be sent to the two cities to prevent criminal gangs from operating.
On April 25-27, the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF) of Chile hosted a meeting of the experts team that is currently working on the “Update to the GAFILAT Money Laundering Regional Threat Assessment”.
A first sub-regional workshop on “Transparency, beneficial owner and de-risking, was held between 25 and 27 April, in Guatemala City, encompassing North America, Central America and Caribbean sub-regions.
Guatemala registered the highest number of cocaine seizures in 2016 within the last ten years, according to the country’s anti-drug prosecutor. The majority of the drug was seized at the port San José, on the country’s Pacific coast, and at the port of Santo Tomás, on the Caribbean coast. Four policemen were arrested in Spain […]
During his address at the UN General Assembly, the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, highlighted the need to combating drug trafficking and violence associated with organized crime. Countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are still facing important challenges, despite important progresses, including the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary […]