Colombia, BACRIM criminal groups operating in 21 of 32 departments

Posted on September 10, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity

Following the demobilization of paramilitary groups, the then government of President Alvaro Uribe had considered regained control in areas that were dominated by the paramilitaries. However, these organizations were unfolding today monopolize their structures and 21 of the 32 departments. Aupados private armies for drug trafficking violence and overflowed the shot a sense of insecurity in the country. A phenomenon that forced President Santos re-direct its strategy to contain these illegal groups, which have become a real headache for the authorities.

At present there are eight criminal organizations continue to expand, reinventing their trafficking routes, with a sophisticated network of front men to launder money and collection agencies. Read Article

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