Organized Crime Notices

InSight Crime INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS OF ORGANIZED CRIME

  • GameChangers 2019: 10 Predictions for Organized Crime in 2020
    by Chris Dalby on January 24, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    GameChangers 2019: 10 Predictions for Organized Crime in 2020 The year was one of political tumult, fed in no small part by organized crime and its favored weapon: corruption. The region appeared to take a step backwards during the year, as criminal structures and dynamics thought consigned to the past re-emerged and government responses stagnated. The year 2020 promises yet more opportunities for the criminal world. Here are ten. The post GameChangers 2019: 10 Predictions for Organized Crime in 2020 appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Uruguay Navy Officers in Worrying Link to Drug Trafficking
    by Gabrielle Gorder on January 24, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Uruguay Navy Officers in Worrying Link to Drug Trafficking A network of navy officials accused of providing jet fuel for aircraft transporting drugs has revealed startling corruption within Uruguay's security agencies, at a time when the South American nation is becoming increasingly relevant for international drug traffickers. The post Uruguay Navy Officers in Worrying Link to Drug Trafficking appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Chile’s Copper Robbing Epidemic Likely Fueled by China Demand
    by Chris Dalby on January 23, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Chile’s Copper Robbing Epidemic Likely Fueled by China Demand The seizure of tons of stolen copper near Santiago, Chile, set to be sent illegally to China, has revealed that increasingly daring robberies may be fueled by the Asian powerhouse's thirst for the mineral. The post Chile’s Copper Robbing Epidemic Likely Fueled by China Demand appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • A Death Foretold: MACCIH Shuts Down in Honduras
    by Gabrielle Gorder on January 22, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    A Death Foretold: MACCIH Shuts Down in Honduras The announcement that a regional anti-corruption commission in Honduras will not continue marks the coup de grace for a body that had little chance of retaining its power after getting in the way of the country’s elites, including the president. The post A Death Foretold: MACCIH Shuts Down in Honduras appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • GameChangers 2019: Latin America’s Top 10 Criminal Groups
    by Seth Robbins on January 22, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    GameChangers 2019: Latin America’s Top 10 Criminal Groups Colombia’s last rebel army is now the most powerful criminal syndicate in Latin America, as it expands across Colombia and far into Venezuela, deepening its involvement in the drug trade. The post GameChangers 2019: Latin America’s Top 10 Criminal Groups appeared first on InSight Crime.