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  • 6 Reasons Why the US Charged MS13 Leaders with Terrorism
    by Seth Robbins on January 15, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    6 Reasons Why the US Charged MS13 Leaders with Terrorism The US government’s terrorism case against the MS13 opens a new frontier in fighting international street gangs. The post 6 Reasons Why the US Charged MS13 Leaders with Terrorism appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Mexico Clears Ex-Defense Minister, Accuses US of ‘Fabricating’ Drug Charges
    by Parker Asmann on January 15, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Mexico Clears Ex-Defense Minister, Accuses US of ‘Fabricating’ Drug Charges Authorities in Mexico said they will not pursue criminal charges against a former defense minister who US prosecutors accused of colluding with organized crime groups to traffic drugs, only for them to drop those charges when security ties between the two countries showed signs of fraying.  The post Mexico Clears Ex-Defense Minister, Accuses US of ‘Fabricating’ Drug Charges appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Human Smuggling Thrives Between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
    by Katie Jones on January 15, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Human Smuggling Thrives Between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Recent interceptions linked to the illicit smuggling of migrants at Nicaragua’s border with Costa Rica have illustrated the extent to which clandestine groups and individuals dedicated to the trade continue to operate between both nations, despite mobility restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The post Human Smuggling Thrives Between Costa Rica and Nicaragua appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Mexico’s Fentanyl Crisis Reached New Heights in 2020
    by Max Radwin on January 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Mexico’s Fentanyl Crisis Reached New Heights in 2020 Trafficking of the deadly opioid fentanyl skyrocketed in 2020 throughout Mexico, solidifying the synthetic drug's status as a top criminal economy and the country's role as an international trafficking transit point. The post Mexico’s Fentanyl Crisis Reached New Heights in 2020 appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • PCC Stalwart In Prison After Botched Rescue Attempt in Paraguay
    by Chris Dalby on January 14, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    PCC Stalwart In Prison After Botched Rescue Attempt in Paraguay The reported leader of the PCC in Paraguay, known as “Bonitão,” has been extradited back to Brazil after a tumultuous few days which saw gang members stage a daring, if unsuccessful, attempt to break him out of custody. v The post PCC Stalwart In Prison After Botched Rescue Attempt in Paraguay appeared first on InSight Crime.