Counternarcotics

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:16
Some reports are calling today’s arrest of Comandante Ramas, as “the man who was the replacement for Z42”, “Z40’s closest compadre”, And “the greatest target subsequent to Z42”.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 07:19
Antioquia's Military Guard partnered with the Specialized Judicial Police Directorate against Organized Crime (PCO-CTI) and the Attorney General’s Office to capture the alleged leader of the La Esmeralda narcotrafficking gang in Antioquia
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 05:35
During the weekend, Mexican Federal forces headed by the Marina captured five presumed criminals of Los Zetas cartel in two different actions in the state of Nuevo Leon
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 06:53
Agents of the Office of Customs and Border Protection, confiscated this morning 2.3 tonnes of Marijuana in a sophisticated narco tunnel located in the city of Naco, Arizona, 355 kilometres north east of the Sonora Capital.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 09:03

On Monday, the State Department sent to Congress more details about its big request for US$1 billion in 2016 assistance to Central America, as part of next year'€™s foreign aid budget proposal. Compared to 2014, this US$1 billion package would mean a tripling of foreign aid budget assistance to the region, especially to the three "Northern Triangle" countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras), which suffer very high violent crime levels.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:10
Paraguayan national police and the Senad drug enforcement agency burned Monday a total of 1,212 kilos (1 1/3 tons) of cocaine seized in different operations between 2013 and the first days of this year.
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 07:23
The sad truth is that the Western war on drug production in Afghanistan over the past 13 years has been a disaster. Afghanistan’s post-Soviet neighbors – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are nervously pondering how the drawdown of foreign troops in Afghanistan to one-tenth the size of their 2010 deployments will affect this trade, so destabilizing for regional security.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 07:14
The watchdog agency for the $104 billion that the U.S. has pledged for the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan says rampant corruption could derail rebuilding the nation after 13 years of war.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 06:53
With their hands and feet bound, the two dead men who were recently found by police officers in the trunk of a Peugeot compact car seemed at first like many other victims on the streets of Manaus, the Amazon’s largest city.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 06:39
President Juan Manuel Santos recently announced the creation of a new pilot program for illicit crop substitution to begin in southern Colombia in April of next year.

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