São Paulo, Brazil: Police Discover Hundreds of Marijuana Plants on Plantation

Globo reported on August 25, 2013 that the Military Police discovered a marijuana plantation in Campinas, São Paulo after receiving an anonymous tip. The police report the property had controlled-like conditions including a heated greenhouse, an automatic irrigation system, as well as photographs. Hundreds of marijuana plants were found with a placeholder to package the drug. The police have yet to arrest or identify anyone responsible. Read Article

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Piauí, Brazil: Police declare Piauí new state for marijuana production

Globo reported on August 12, 2013 that the Civil and Military Police of Piauí conducted its largest seizure in the state, confiscating 1.5 tons of marijuana. Police report that the state of Piauí has become a new producer for marijuana as police over the recent months found several marijuana plantations in the area. A survey […]

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Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: Store Owners in Border Cities Fear Marijuana Legalization in Uruguay

Globo reported on August 5, 2013 that storeowners who reside on the Brazil-Uruguay border in Rio Grande do Sul, fear that the possible legalization of marijuana in Uruguay will change the type of tourists visiting the area. Although the Uruguayan legislation states residents of the country can buy the drug, the law will also need […]

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Protest in Response to Uruguay’s Call for Marijuana Legalization

Globo reported on August 4, 2013 that a protest was held at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro in response to Uruguay’s movement towards the legalization of marijuana. Protesters for “Marijuana March” held signs in favor of the legalization of marijuana in Brazil. In addition, demonstrators protested against the governor Sérgio Cabral. Read Article

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Rondônia, Brazil: 700 kilos of marijuana seized

Globo reported on August 1, 2013 that the civil police in Rondônia confiscated 700 kilos of marijuana as well as detained 10 suspects accused of drug trafficking, including the leader of the gang. According to police, the traffickers hide the drug in furniture and refrigerators inside a truck to be distributed in Porto Velho, Acre […]

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Ferraz, Brazil: 100 kilos of drugs seized at drug refinery house

Globo reported on July 25, 2013 that the Military Police discovered a drug refinery in an upscale house in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, Sao Paulo. Inside, police seized about 100 kilos of drugs including marijuana and cocaine ready for sale. In addition to drugs, the police discovered two sport cars with an estimated value of R$70,000. […]

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Jundiaí, Brazil: Six Detained for Drug Trafficking and Counterfeit Money

Terra reported on July 23, 2013 that the Dise (Precinct Investigations Narcotics) discovered a distribution center in Jundiaí where police seized cocaine, hydroponic marijuana, crack, drugs ready for sale, as well as R$30,000 in counterfeit bills. The value of the drugs is estimated at R$150,000. Police arrested six suspects. Since March, DIse reports that 70% […]

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Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil: “Operation Border” Seizes Drugs and Electronic Devices

Globo reported on July 21, 2013 that the Federal Police Highway Police in conjunction with “Operation Border” seized numerous amounts of drugs and electronics in Mato Gross do Sul on Saturday (20). Seizures occurred in Itaquiraí with 300kg of marijuana confiscated as well as in Ponta Pora with 30 kg of marijuana and 227 electronic […]

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Amazonas, Brazil: Suspects Detained for Transporting Drugs in Boat

On July 18, 2013, Globo reported that the Federal Police confiscated 100 kilograms of drugs and detained 8 individuals including Brazilians, Peruvians, and Colombians. Police claim the drugs; hydrochloride, cocaine base paste, and marijuana were hidden in a canoe leaving from Peru to Fonte Boa near Manaus, Brazil. The suspects are currently awaiting trial. Read […]

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Goiás, Brazil: Couple Uses School Van to Transport Drugs

Globo reported on July 5, 2013 that a 37-year old man and his 26-year old wife were both detained earlier this week for using a school van to traffic drugs in Goiás. The police seized 105 kilograms of marijuana. The arrest was a result of an operation by the State Police Narcotics Suppression (Denarc) in […]

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Minas Gerais, Brazil: 870 kg of marijuana seized by Federal Highway Police

On June 18, 2013, Globo reported that the Federal Highway Police; part of “Operation Confederation Cup” meant to patrol the main highways of the country during the event, confiscated 936 tablets of marijuana (870 kg) in Fernão Dias, Minas Gerais. The driver who was arrested claimed the drugs were being transported to Belo Horizonte and […]

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Minas Gerais, Brazil: Operation to Prevent Criminal Activity Detains 55 Suspects

otempo.com.br reported on June 4, 2013 that Operation “Secure Currencies”; a joint task conducted by various government agencies, detained 55 individuals in Minas Gerais in attempt to prevent the entry of drugs, weapons, explosives, and other illegal objects into the state. During the operation, 7,465 drivers were questioned and about 5,000 vehicles were stopped and […]

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Rio Claro, Brazil: Man Arrested for Transporting 90 kg of Marijuana

On May 19, 2013, Glob reported the Military Police in Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, arrested a 47-year old driver for transporting drugs. The Military Police confiscated 91.6 kg of marijuana and 5.6 kg of cocaine on Sunday after receiving information that a man in his car was selling drugs. The driver confessed to selling drugs […]

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São Paulo, Brazil: Police Arrest Suspects for 200 kg of Marijuana

Globo reported on May 17, 2013, five men were detained for drug trafficking activity in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo. The Civil Police report the suspects were part of a larger gang that had been under investigation for six months. The police confiscated 200 kg of marijuana inside one of the suspect’s car on the Anhanguera […]

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Paraná, Brazil: Farmer Arrested for Marijuana Cultivation

Globo reported on May 15, 2013, that a 48-year old farmer was arrested for growing marijuana among cassava crops in Tupãssi, Paraná. The Military Police found 550 grams of marijuana ready for sale, marijuana seeds, R$1,000 in cash, a shotgun and ammunition. The farmer is accused of drug trafficking activity and illegal possession of a […]

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Manaus, Brazil: Two Suspects Detained For Drug Trafficking

On May 13, 2013, Globo reported a 19 and 33-year old man were both arrested in the south zone of Manaus for drug trafficking. The Civil Police found in the car and homes of the suspects, 7 pounds of drugs, three knives, a bulletproof vest, marijuana, oxy, and a 380-caliber pistol among other weapons and […]

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Dominican Republic: Minors arrested for selling drugs in the East

Five minors, all between the ages of 14 and 16, were arrested in the Dominican Republic for selling drugs in Higuey and La Romana. They were arrested in the possession of several hundred grams of various drugs, El Nuevo Diario Reports. One girl, 16, was arrested in La Romana with 35 portions of cocaine, four […]

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UN announces start of illicit crops monitoring program in Mexico

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime announced the start of a program dedicated to monitoring illicit crops growth in Mexico. This system will produce statistic concerning the production of marijuana, poppy, and coca. The UN will work with officials in Mexico to train them on the methodology of using satellite maps, Noticias Grupo […]

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Operations in Argentina lead to seizure of cocaine from Bolivia and marijuana

Two anti-narcotics operations in Argentina led to the capture of nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine and 82 of marijuana. The first seizure occurred at the Quiaca checkpoint on Route 9, where drug sniffing dogs were able to alert officials of a suspicious Peugeot vehicle. According to Diario La Nueva Provincia, 97 kilos of cocaine were […]

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Police find drugs along road in Argentina; Fourth occurrence in the area

A package with almost four kilos of marijuana was found along Route 77 near the city of Chepes. Police stumbled upon the package during a routine patrol. The bags containing the marijuana were bound with ribbons that had “Paraguay” written on them, 26 Noticias reports. Officials stated the drugs were found in a rural area […]

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97 kilos of drugs seized in Apure, Venezuela

The Bolivarian National Guard in Venezuela seized over 92 kilograms of marijuana and over 4 kilograms of crack cocaine in Apure. According to El Tiempo, the drugs were found in a Ford 150 vehicle driven by a 61-year-old citizen of Tachira. The name of the citizen and whether the suspect was arrested has not been […]

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Mexico: Drug shipment from Guerrero to Pachuca intercepted

Officials seized eight kilos of marijuana found inside a van with license plates from Tamaulipas. According to an El Independiente de Hidalgo report, the drugs had been transported from Guerrero and were en route to Pachuca. Before being intercepted, the drugs had been moved via public transportation, on a bus belonging to the Estrella Blanca […]

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Chilean drug dealer caught travelling with three children

Police in Chile arrested a drug dealer from Santiago as he was travelling to Valdivia to open new markets. According to Biobio Chile, he was travelling in a vehicle with three adults and three children. The suspect, José Alberto Martínez Cárdenas, was travelling at night. He was caught outside a bus station after detectives spotted […]

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Inmate in Argentina received drugs in cigarettes and candy packages

Two men visiting a prisoner in the Charata jail in Argentina were arrested after it was discovered they were smuggling drugs to the inmate. According to Diario Primera Linea, the two visitors, one a minor, brought two packs of cigarettes and one bag of candy into the prison. After examination, it was evident the cigarettes […]

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20 kilos of cocaine found during drug kitchen raid in Argentina

After a raid in Las Heras, Argentina, police seized 20 kilos of cocaine, 1.5 kilos of cocaine, and two kilos of paco. They were found inside a residence operating as a drug kitchen, Mdzol reports. Inside the room rented to two, police also found equipment used to process drugs, including scales and a press. The […]

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Venezuelan arrested for transporting 98 kilos of marijuana

A Venezuelan man was caught transporting 98 kilos of marijuana on August 15, 2012. He was travelling along the Francisco Fajardo highway near San Agustín when officials stopped him and discovered the drugs in his truck, according to an El Universal report. The suspect, who was not identified by name, was placed in the custody […]

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Narco-trafficking along Paraguay-Brazil border an intense issue, experts say

Experts report that drug trafficking between Paraguay and Brazil has reached new levels of intensity. Weapons and ammunition trafficking is also an issue between the two countries. According to Diario Vanguardia, marijuana was the most trafficked item, followed by crack, cigarettes, and weapons, consecutively. These items were found in Brazil after extended operations near the […]

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Over a half ton of drugs found in laboratory in Uyuni, Bolivia

446 kilos of cocaine and marijuana were found inside a drug laboratory in Uyuni, Bolivia, according to Radio Kollasuyo. The drugs were hidden inside seven bags. No suspects were taken into custody during the operation; however, officials do say that the discovery was a major blow to drug trafficking in the area. In the nearby […]

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15 billion pesos worth of marijuana seized in Argentina; Came from Paraguay, Brazil

Over 3.5 tons of high-purity marijuana, presumably from Paraguay, was discovered near Yapeyú, Argentina, along Route 14. The shipment entered Argentina from Brazil on a truck, Diario Epoca reports. The driver, a Brazilian, had left Bernardo de Irigoyen and was headed to the city of Rosario, in the Santa Fe province. The truck was supposedly […]

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100 kilos of marijuana confiscated along highway in Uruguay

100 kilos of drugs were found in Salto, Uruguay along Route 3. Two cars headed toward San Jose and Montevideo were stopped during the operation, El Diario reports. The vehicles and drugs were sent to the highway patrol. Two suspects were arrested: a 25-year-old and a 50-year-old. Their names were not released. Officials believe the […]

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Drugs and weapons gang broken up in Argentina

Seven people were arrested after officials broke up an organization dedicated to drug and weapons trafficking in Guaymallén, Argentina. 20 kilograms of marijuana, 0.5 kilos of cocaine, body armor, bullets, and grenades were discovered in the Pujol neighborhood. The identities of the suspects were not reported. Officials did not state whether the suspects belonged to […]

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Mexico: 651 drug plantations found in July 2012

In July 2012, 157 poppy crop fields, 494 marijuana fields, and 59,489 total hectares of these drugs were found in the states of Sinaloa and Durango in Mexico. Five clandestine factories used for the production of synthetic drugs were also discovered during this time period. According to Periodico Correo, officials seized 113 rifles, 112 handguns, […]

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Drugs from Arizona make their way to airport in Puerto Rico

Anti-narcotics officials in the Luis Muñoz Marín airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico discovered two pounds of marijuana. The discovery was made in a private corridor in the airport, according to a Vocero report. The drugs were wrapped in plastic and are believed to have come from the state of Arizona. The intended destination of the […]

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International drug traffickers captured in Europe; Transported drugs from South America

National police in Alicante, Spain arrested a group of six narco-traffickers that transported drugs from South America to Europe. According to El Confidencial, one of the arrestees, a Belgian citizen, was wanted in Europe for trafficking drugs from South America. He had been involved in a shipment of 35 kilos of cocaine at the port […]

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Couple arrested during crackdown on Chile-Bolivia trafficking schemes

A couple was arrested after police in Chile cracked down on areas known to routinely see illegal merchandise trafficking, especially between Chile and Bolivia. The two were found near the village of Chiu Chiu, where officials observed a vehicle that had turned off its lights for an extended period of time. The occupants loaded the […]

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Mexican cartels coerce undocumented laborers to cultivate marijuana plantations

Cartels in Mexico have discovered that using undocumented laborers to cultivate marijuana plantations helps them avoid detection and arrest. By monitoring plantations in forested areas along the border, especially in California, cartel members working in areas such as Los Angeles, Sinaloa, and Tijuana are able to evade capture. According to Univision Noticias, many undocumented individuals […]

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Narco-trafficker caught in El Salvador with marijuana

Police agents in Dina, San Salvador, El Salvador captured a suspected narcotrafficker as he was carrying a green briefcase containing marijuana. Four packages of the drug were hidden inside the briefcase, containing a total of 80 portions. The suspect was identified as Jorge Isacc Rodríguez Hernández (23), the National Civil Police website reports. Officials believe […]

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Tomb hiding over two tons of drugs discovered in Mexico

A tomb in a cemetery located in Tamaulipas, Mexico was discovered to be concealing 2,410 kilos of marijuana. The drugs were pressed into 241 packages, 24 Horas reports. They were discovered after army officials performed reconnaissance methods on several tombs. Police are working to determine whether the drugs were to be marketed in the city, […]

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Chilean Navy ship shoots down Peruvian drug trafficking boat

A vessel belonging to the Navy in Chile fired bullets after a Peruvian boat entered Chilean waters and engaged in a drug transaction. The Peruvian boat, docked at Caleta Vitor, was transporting 38 kilos of pressed marijuana. It had docked late at night, when four individuals arrived in a van to receive the shipment, Soy […]

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Argentina: 267 kilos of marijuana discovered on sports boat

After intelligence work, officials constructed a traffic stop in the Ita Ibaté Corrientes area of Argentina. There, they stopped a van pulling a sports boat laden with around 267 kilos of marijuana. According to Al Sur Informa, the cover of the boat had recent signs of being altered. The drugs were found in a false […]

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Two couples arrested in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for drug deals in the street

Four individuals selling marijuana and cocaine in Francisco Villa, Ciudad Juarez, were arrested by police. According to Fronte Net, residents and locals of the area called officials to report the drug deals. After investigating the scene, two cars were located nearby. One, a 1999 Grand Prix, contained seven packets of cocaine rocks. The other, a […]

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The “Border Gang” drug trafficking organization usurped in Argentina

A drug trafficking gang called “la banda de la frontera,” or the Border Gang was usurped after officials arrested four men and three women in La Matanza, Argentina. The organization is known to traffick drugs between Argentina and Paraguay. A large quantity of marijuana, two vehicles, firearms, and cash were seized during the operation, Online […]

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36 kilos of marijuana hidden in suitcases seized in Trujillo, Peru

Six people were arrested in Trujillo, Peru, after officials caught them with 36 kilos of marijuana hidden inside three suitcases. The suitcases were being transported in a van along a highway, RPP noticias reports. None of the six suspects claimed responsibility for the drugs, though they did admit the shipment was to be delivered to […]

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Marijuana plantation discovered in national park in the Dominican Republic

Members of the national drug control force in the Dominican Republic discovered a marijuana plantation in the midst of the J. Armando Bermúdez National Park. According to the National Directorate of Drug Control website, 120 plants were found at the site, which is located in Santiago Rodriguez. Other plants were in the germination process. Those […]

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Nicaraguan woman carrying drugs shot and killed in Costa Rica

A Nicaraguan woman in possession of drugs died after being shot three times in the head in  Lomas del Río, Pavas, Costa Rica. She was identified as Nora Estrella Zúñiga Piña (43), La Nacion reports. The shooter was identified only as a man on a motorcycle, who was riding with another male. The victim had […]

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Over 30 kilos of marijuana found in abandoned ranch in Mexico

Police in Álamos, Mexico discovered 31 kilos, 600 grams of marijuana hidden inside an abandoned ranch. According to El Regional de Sonora, investigators found the site of the drug stash after detecting it from an air operation. Once searching the ranch, 32 packages containing the marijuana were discovered. Officials also confiscated a press. No arrests […]

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Three raids in Paraguay lead to multiple drug arrests

Three raids around Paraguay, in Villa Elisa, San Antonio, and Luque, led to multiple arrests for drug crimes. In Villa Elisa, five family were arrested, according to La Nacion. One, Reyes Santa Cruz, possessed 60 doses of crack cocaine, marijuana, and two firearms. Another raid took place in the Achucarro neighborhood of San Antonio, where […]

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Narco-mechanics: Four men in Argentina apprehended; sold drugs from car workshop

Police in Argentina arrested four men for trafficking drugs from a car mechanic workshop in Villa Lugano. During the operation, officials seized marijuana and cocaine, Diario Popular reports. 25 cellular phones, 18 thousand pesos, and three guns were also seized. The suspects ranged between 21 and 32 years of age, though their names were not […]

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Two drug dealers, one a minor, arrested in Venezuela with marijuana

Two Venezuelans, one 23 and the other 15, were arrested on July 14, 2012 after the Bolivarian National Guard found them with marijuana. The drugs were going to be distributed around the Colinas de Mara de Morón community, in which the suspects were found. According to Etorno Inteligente, the suspects face charges of drug possession. […]

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El Salvador: Two arrested with one pound of marijuana hidden in corn

Two people driving a private car were stopped and arrested after officials discovered they were transporting a pound of marijuana hidden inside a bag of corn. According to La Prensa Grafica, the suspects were arrested by the Armed Forces in the Tonacatepeque municipality, north of San Salvador. The vehicle the suspects were driving was seized. […]

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Two minors arrested for selling drugs in Dominican Republic

Police in Colombia announced the arrest of two minors, both 14 years old, for selling drugs. The two are accused of distributing drugs in grocery stores and tourist spots in Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic. One of the suspects was caught in the La Altagracia sector with a green drug assumed to be marijuana, El […]

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221 kilos of drugs seized in Panama during raid, five people arrested

Five people aged 18-44 were arrested after a home raid in El Chumical, Veracruz, Panama. Police seized many packages hidden in black and blue bags, El Siglo reports. Inside were 221 packages of marijuana and the cocaine variants of crispy and pegón. A Nissan Urban vehicle was seized during the operation. Authorities believe the car […]

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Valparaiso, Chile: Woman arrested; sold drugs in the shadow of National Congress

Cristina Reyes Peterson, also known as “La Loca Cristina,” was arrested in Chile with 124 packets of pressed marijuana, 103 of cocaine paste, and six of cocaine hydrochloride. She is known to have sold drugs in the Plaza O’Higgens in Valparaiso, which is located in the shadow of the National Congress building. She had left […]

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Three suspected drug dealers arrested in Dominican Republic

Three suspected drug dealers were arrested in the Arroyo Hondo district and Los Girasoles in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. According to Hoy Digital, the suspects were identified as Nelson Alexander Hilario, José de los Santos Ferreras, and Tomás de la Cruz Soriano. The first two had 35 and 22 packages of cocaine, and the […]

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Individual travelling to Iquique, Chile arrested with over 142 doses of marijuana

Officials arrested an individual travelling to Iquique, Chile along the route to Santiago who was carrying more than 142 doses of marijuana. The drugs were worth over 710,000 pesos, Soy Chile reports. He was arrested after officials stopped the charter bus in which he was travelling. With the aid of drug-sniffing dogs, four wrappers and […]

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313 kilos of marijuana seized in Playas de Rosarito, Mexico

Official in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico have arrested 2 individuals caught with 313 kilos of marijuana. The drugs were separated into 29 packages, according to San Diego Red. Soldiers, acting on an anonymous tip, travelled to a house in the Ampliación Lucio Blanco neighborhood, where they discovered the drug. A firearm and 3 […]

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Driver abandons vehicle containing half ton of drugs in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

A driver abandoned his vehicle at a shopping center in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, after police attempted to stop him. The vehicle was transporting 551 kilos of marijuana and 1 kilo, 65 grams of crack cocaine. According to Ultima Hora, the shipment of drugs was heading toward Foz de Yguazú as its final destination. The […]

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500 kilos of marijuana seized on beach in Baja California

The Federal Police, together with the Marines, discovered and seized about a half-ton of marijuana on the beach at Popotla in Baja California. The drugs were found in an abandoned dinghy, El Universal reports. About 200 packages of drugs were discovered. No arrests were reported. Read Article

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Marines arrest two Colombians, seize marijuana in Esmeraldas, Ecuador

The Marine Corps in Ecuador seized 430 kilograms of marijuana on a beach in the Esmeraldas province. The operation occurred in the town of Rocafuerte, according to a report published by El Telegrafo. Two Colombians were arrested during the seizure. Their names were not reported; however, one of the suspects was undocumented. Ecuador has seized […]

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Marijuana laboratory discovered in Managua, Nicaragua residence

In an operation called “Health and Life,” police in Managua, Nicaragua were able to detect and dismantle a marijuana production and packaging laboratory. The laboratory was discovered inside the residence of María Luisa Matus Ruiz. According to Multinoticias, she was discovered alone and was not arrested, as officials are working to determine whether she was […]

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Man attempts to traffick 270 kilos of marijuana in Zacatecas, Mexico

Federal police in Zacatecas detained a man carrying 270 kilos in the false bottom of a truck near the border with Jalisco. Cesar Julián Ramírez Cruz (20) admitted he was paid 15,000 pesos to carry the drugs from Guadalajara to Reynosa. He was arrested after police spotted a suspicious red truck and conducted a search, […]

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Mother and daughter detained in Venezuela for drug trafficking

A mother and daughter were arrested in the Zanjón de Cúa sector of Miranda state, Venezuela for drug trafficking, drug consumption, and illegal possession of a weapon. The two were arrested after officials raided their residence and discovered a gun without a permit. Seven bundles of marijuana and cash were also found, El Universal reports. […]

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Driver abandons over two million pesos worth of marijuana in Loreto, Argentina

While police were operating a routine traffic checkpoint along National Route 188 near Loreto, a grey truck attempted to elude the stop. When it was evident it was going to flee the scene, police chased it for several minutes, SM Corrientes reports. The truck was found abandoned on the side of the road. 17 burlap […]

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United States: 8 tons of marijuana confiscated in Chicago, trafficked from Mexico

Eight tons of marijuana were confiscated by officials in Chicago, valued at 40 million dollars. The drugs had been produced in Mexico and entered the United States via a drug route through Texas. According to an Emol report, this was the largest marijuana seizure in Chicago in the last 20 years. The drugs were found […]

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Five drug dealers caught with drugs, weapons, and grenade in Mexico

Federal police in Yurécuaro, Michoacán, Mexico caught five suspects in possession of drugs, weapons and a grenade, El Sol de Morelia reports. Those detained were: Carlos Enrique Hernandez Miravendes (35), Jose Armando Mosqueda Mena (18), Victor Alfonso Gomez Garcia (17), Alejandro Martinez Rodriguez ( 22), and Job Gev Robles Flores (25). They were captured on […]

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Senior citizen arrested in Puerto Rico hiding drugs in genitals; attempted to enter prison

Carmen Valle Feliciano (66) was arrested after officials found her attempting to bring drugs into the Las Cucharas correctional facility in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She had hidden the drugs in her genitals, Noticiero PR reports. 17 Xanax pills, 45.5 grams of marijuana, two cell phones, and a charger, were seized from Valle Feliciano. She had […]

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Chile: Three people arrested with marijuana, left from shopping mall

Police in Chile arrested three people with 115 kilos of marijuana along Route 68. The suspects had picked up the drug near a shopping center in Cerrillos, Emol reports. The police, working on a tip from witnesses who saw the drug exchange, followed the vehicle along Route 28 toward Valparaiso. The suspects attempted to flee […]

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More than 100 reported drug sale sites in Piura, Peru

Officials have reported that there are over 100 locations in the Piura district in Peru serving as points of drug sales. In this area, it is estimated that dealers sell 30 kilos of cocaine base, 20 of marijuana, and 5 of cocaine hydrochloride each day. Over 2 thousand people suffer from drug addiction problems in […]

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Cuba seizes nearly 1.5 tons of drugs in first five months of 2012

Cuba has seized 1.44 tons of drugs during the first months of 2012, primarily along its coasts, El Nuevo Herald reports. Most of the drugs are marijuana packets that enter along coastal points, where Caribbean traffickers can easily avoid controls and checkpoints. Between January and May 2012, officials were able to intercept 24 drug operations, […]

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Two Colombians stab drug dealer during brawl in Arequipa, Peru

Two Colombian citizens were detained by National Police near Arequipa, Peru, after brawling with a drug dealer. The two, Juan Sebastián Luna Rodriguez (18) and Julián Llanasulla Delgado (21) had stabbed César Augusto Rondón Solís (34) after attempting to purchase marijuana from him, Sitio PE reprts. The victim had driven them to the small town […]

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Airplane loaded with cocaine and marijuana grounded in Mexicali, Mexico

A Cessna airplane was discovered at a clandestine airstrip in Mexicali, Mexico. It contained 84 total packages with 434 kilos and 610 grams of marijuana, and 12 packages containing 13 kilos and 36 grams of cocaine. The plane was detected by radar and satellite surveillance, San Diego Red reports. Jesús Lindbergh Gómez García and Juan […]

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Over a ton of marijuana hidden in supposed timber truck, stopped in Pilar, Argentina

Ten people were arrested after a truck supposedly transporting a timber shipment was stopped in Pilar, Argentina. Over a ton of marijuana was discovered inside, El Siglo reports. The investigation leading to the capture began three months previously when officials realized there was a marijuana ring operating in the Pilar and González Catán areas. After […]

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Mexican army seizes over 22 tons of drugs in Cucapah

The Mexican army found over 22 tons of marijuana, seven kilos of “crystal,” and 500 grams of marijuana seeds in the Cucapah military settlement. According to El Imparcial, the discovery has a market value of over 10 million dollars, though the value would multiply if sold in the United States.The seizure occurred after soldiers spotted […]

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Bolivia: Drug deals occur near 25 schools, sold to students for 8-10 bolivianos

Anti-narcotics officials found that drug deals occur near 25 schools in El Alto, Bolivia, some of the deals including students themselves. This information was released during a public safety fair on June 20, 2012 as collaborative effort including multiple police units and the help of 20 students, La Razon reports. The drugs most commonly sold […]

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Narcotraffickers operate in cemetery in Guayubín, Dominican Republic

The municipal cemetery in Guayubín, Dominican Republic, in the Monte Cristi province, has been utilized as a drug-dealing location, officials say. Intelligence work led security officials to capture several members of a drug ring operating in the cemetery recently, Diario Lider reports. Those detained include Ramón Miguel Ramírez Peña (49), alias “Ramoncito;” Braulio Almonte Peña […]

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Venezuelan National Guard seizes 330 kilos of marijuana in Tachira

The Bolivarian National Guard seized 330 kilos of marijuana in the Tachira area after noticing irregular cattle movements along a path between Tachira and Capache. Upon investigating, officials discovered 7 sacks containing 336 panels of marijuana weighing 330 kilos. The location of the drugs was approximately 5 miles from the border with Colombia in the […]

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More than a ton and a half of marijuana found in Tijuana, Mexico

Two suspects were arrested after officials discovered over 683 pounds of marijuana in Tijuana, Mexico. Univision Noticias reports the seizure and arrests occurred during an operation in which police pulled over a grey 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. Two passengers were identified as Leopoldo Aguirre Hernández (47) from Jalisco, and Francisco Villa Valencia (41) from Michoacán. Both […]

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Car crash reveals 300 kilograms of marijuana in Ecuador

Around 2:30 p.m. on June 17, 2012, a van crashed into a San Remo vehicle in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The van driver had run a stop sign. The accident occurred at Street 20 and Letamendi Street. The van was spotted with license plate number GPC-0364, El Universo reports When police arrived, they discovered 10 packages of […]

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850 kilograms of Bolivian cocaine found in Chile, packed as medical supplies

Police investigators in Chile discovered and seized 850 kilograms of cocaine bearing “made in Bolivia” labels, the largest cocaine shipment found in the country. According to Los Tiempos, the drugs made their way from Bolivia via an illegal border crossing and were discovered in the Mano del Desierto zone in Antofagasta. The shipment was disguised […]

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“Crispy” drug, mix of cocaine and marijuana, becoming popular in Panama

“Crispy,” a new drug consisting of marijuana buds and coca leaves, is rising in popularity in Panama. According to Critica en Linea, Colombian drug traffickers were the first to introduce crispy into the country. Those involved in the trade have explained that the drug was intended to be sold in Jamaica, Europe and the United […]

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Car carrying marijuana crashes while fleeing from police in Costa Rica

A Costa Rican citizen identified as Gibb and a Jamaican identified as Owens caused a car accident at an intersection in La Suiza de Turrialba, Cartago after attempting to flee from police. Upon seeing the police checkpoint, the two attempted to escape, but crashed their car into an oncoming truck shortly after, La Nación reports. […]

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Three arrested in marijuana bust in Argentina

Security officials intercepted a van along National Route 14 near the town of Alvear, Argentina. Upon perceiving the driver’s nervousness, the van was seized and searched. Several cardboard boxes were found in the rear, which contained 370 kilos and 524 grams of marijuana packed into bricks, Radio Dos reports. While officials were detaining the driver, […]

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Teenager caught in possession of drugs in Venezuela

A 17-year-old high school student was arrested on June 11, 2012 with drugs contained in 17 small wrappers. 10 wrappers contained marijuana and seven contained cocaine, Diario Nuevo Día reports. The drugs were discovered in the right pants pocket The student had been searched after being spotted by security officials on Santa Ana street in […]

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Mother and son arrested in drug raid in Guatemala

Antonia Reyna Rivera, 41, and her 15-year-old son were arrested after a raid revealed a stash of drugs including marijuana and crack cocaine in their home. The two resided in the El Porvenir neighborhood in La Gomera, Escuintla, Guatemala, the government reports. 55 bags of marijuana, 45 stones of crack cocaine, 4 inhalation tubes, weapons, […]

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Marijuana found in courier company truck, headed for Cancun, Mexico

Federal and state agents stopped a courier truck headed to parts of the Yucatan and Quintana Roo, including Cancun, that was carrying a shipment of marijuana in its trailer. Two drivers were arrested: Armando Nava Villegas and Jesús Luna Granados, Reporteros Hoy reports. The marijuana weighed 769 grams. The truck belonged to the company “Estrella […]

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Authorities investigate marijuana found in Mercedes vehicle in Argentina

Anti-narcotics agents of the police force seized a white Mercedes Benz vehicle headed toward the city of Rosario, Argentina. Inside, they found 322 bricks of marijuana at a weight of about 300 kilograms. The drugs were wrapped in cellophane and hidden in different compartments of the truck. The driver, 42, from Villa Gobernador Gálvez, was […]

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15 dead after truck carrying drugs crashes with tourist van in Brazil

A truck travelling from Paraguay with 300 kilos of marijuana struck a tourist van head-on along Route 277 in Brazil, between Nova Laranjeiras and Guaraniaçu. The tourists were on a shopping trip to Foz do Iguaçu. According to Infobae, the truck driver lost control of the vehicle. He died on the way to the hospital. […]

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“Spice” marijuana mixture becoming newest drug craze after incidents in USA

“Spice,” also known as K2, Yucatán Fire, Red Magic, and Mr. Nice Guy, among others, has become an increasingly popular drug. Spice is a synthetic drug, a mixture of marijuana, damiana, and other chemicals, according to Sexenio Nuevo León, and has become one of the most-searched-for terms on Google recently. The drug has piqued curiosity […]

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Drug trafficking family arrested in Sahagún, Colombia

National police captured a family running drug trafficking operations in Sahagún, Colombia. Jorge Eliécer Basilio Giraldo (44) was arrested, as well as his wife, Mary Luz Berna Flórez (36), and son, Yeferson Basilio Bernal (20). Many people in the Sahagún community knew of their drug activity but refrained from reporting them out of fear, El […]

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Police make most important drug discovery in history of Chubut, Argentina, officials say

What was described as the most important drug discovery in the history of Chubut, Argentina occurred during a raid on June 6, 2012. Almost 40 kilos of marijuana were found buried on the property of a former pork butcher shop, El Patagónico reports. Four defendants have been identified in the case, including one individual suspected […]

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Clandestine airstrip, plane, and 378 kilos of marijuana discovered in Sonora, Mexico

The Secretary of Public Security in Mexico has announced the discovery of a clandestine airstrip in Sonora. According to La Jornada, the runway was found on the state route to Cucurpe around kilometer 9, in the town of Magdalena de Kino. 38 packages of marijuana were found inside the plane, which was a Cessna model. […]

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693 kilos of marijuana seized in school in Paraguay, director arrested

Police discovered 693 kilos of marijuana in the Primero de Marzo school in the city of  Caaguazú, Paraguay, about 175 kilometers east of Asunción, on June 6, 2012. The drug was divided into 47 packages and stored in a closed restroom, La Nueva reports. Alcadio Ramírez, director of the school, was arrested during the seizure. […]

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A bumpy ride: 80 kilograms of marijuana found in tires in Mexico; headed for USA

Javier Ramirez Rojas (34), alias “El Tinpan,” was arrested by state police in Tijuana, Mexico, after officials discovered 80 kilograms of marijuana hidden in his Ford F150. According to Agencia Fronteriza de Noticias, the marijuana was worth 3,200,000 pesos. El Tinpan was stopped after police saw him walking with a package that resembled those used […]

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Five people taken into custody for drug trafficking in Tacuarembó, Uruguay

In an operation called “Maraya,” the anti-narcotics brigade in Tacuarembó, Uruguay broke up a drug trafficking gang by arresting five suspects on May 30, 2012. A trial is pending for the arrestees, Eric Paul Bravo Dos Santos (21), Enri Franco Bravo Dos Santos (27), a woman with the initials B.G.D.M (29), Julio César Techera (48), […]

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Dutch drug-trafficker intercepted in Panama

Jan Cornelis Hendril Hovenkamp of the Netherlands was arrested May 30, 2012 in Chiriquí, Panama, close to the border with Costa Rica, for trafficking marijuana. He was wanted by Dutch authorities for bringing marijuana into the Netherlands, El Informador reports. Hendril was taken into custody in a shopping center, where the National Police served him […]

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Two minors and four adults detained in Juarez, Mexico with drugs

Four people were arrested in the company of minors in Juarez, Nuevo Leon for the possession of drugs. According to Milenio, the four adults were José Humberto de León Suárez, “El Chikis” (28); Lázaro Portales Salazar (30); Victoria Berenice Martínez Treviño, “La Bere” (19); and Alfredo Flores Reyna, “La Rata” (30). The names of the […]

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Buried treasure in Chile: Over one million dollars in drugs found in desert

Two people were arrested and 180 kilos of marijuana were seized after a police operation in the Tocopilla, María Elena and Calama communities in Chile, La Tercera reports. The drug bust began May 25, 2012, when police were patrolling route 240. At around kilometer 10, police spotted a vehicle travelling west at 126 kilometers per […]

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Paraguayans arrested while trafficking drugs in Argentina

Two Paraguayan men were arrested in the town of Recreo, Santa Fe, Argentina yesterday for transporting 190 kilos of marijuana hidden in the floor of their truck, according to telam.com.ar. The Ford Ranger pickup truck was stopped during a routine traffic check on Route 11 when police noticed the men were extremely nervous. After searching […]

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Increase in Illegal Drugs Transported Through U.S. Mail

•Due to the increase in security on the U.S. – Mexico border, there has been an increase in the transport of illegal drugs transported through the U.S. Mail per elespectador.com. •Marijuana and cocaine have been detected and seized in the mail. •In the U.S., 10, 786 kilos of marijuana have been seized from mail in […]

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Mexico Discovers Largest Marijuana Field in its History

The Mexican Army discovered a 300-acre marijuana field hidden among tomato plants in Baja California, ABC España reports. The size of the farm is equivalent to approximately 225 football fields and is considered to be the largest on record in Mexico. Six people were arrested in conjunction with the find. According to military leaders, the […]

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