The Brazilian armed forces deployed 10.000 troops in Rio de Janeiro and planned a number of operations
German customs authorities seized 8 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated value
G20 leaders pledged during the G20 Summit in Hamburg to focus their efforts on
Drug-related violence has been on the rise in Mexico since the capture and extradition of
According to the World Drug Report 2017 from the UNODC, the global illicit drug market is
According to the latest World Drug Report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), nearly a quarter of a billion people
During a visit to Mexico City, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel offered support to Mexico on the renegotiation
Spanish and Ecuadorian authorities seized 5 tonnes of cocaine hidden in a cargo vessel at Santa Elena, Ecuador, and bound to Spain via Panama. The haul is estimated at $250m and is considered as one of the largest cocaine seizures to date. Twenty individuals were arrested on charges of drug trafficking.
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.
Spanish Police arrested 16 people on suspicion of forming a criminal organization and trafficking in arms and drugs. Allegedly, the ring traded weapons for drugs, such as marijuana, hashish and cocaine, that were later shipped to the Netherlands. Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appeared in a U.S. court after his extradition from Mexico and […]