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photo: AP / Colombian Presidential Press Office via AP, File
FILE — In this photo released by the Colombian Presidential Press Office, May 4, 2022, police escort Dairo Antonio Usuga, front row second from right, also known as "Otoniel," leader of the violent Clan del Golfo cartel, prior to his extradition to the U.S., at a military airport in Bogota, Colombia.
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Former Colombian drug-trafficking magnate pleads guilty in US

Al Jazeera 26 Jan 2023
A former Colombian drug trafficker has admitted to overseeing a vast network of criminal operations and cocaine smuggling, including a violent paramilitary group known as the Clan del Golfo or the Gulf Clan cartel ... Still, the illegal cocaine trade has remained prominent in Colombia, the world’s largest producer of the drug.
photo: AP / Oficina de Prensa de la Policía de Colombia
FILE - In this photo provided by the Colombian Police Press Office, one of the country's most wanted drug traffickers, Dairo Antonio Úsuga, alias "Otoniel," is handcuffed upon his arrival in Bogotá, Colombia, on Saturday, October 23. 2021
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Otoniel Pleads Guilty: Farewell to Colombia's Last Kingpin

InSight Crime 26 Jan 2023
Colombia's criminal underworld is now no longer dominated by powerful drug kingpins, those solitary figures with large private armies whose personal decisions influenced the international cocaine trade ... 96.8 tons of cocaine to the United States through Central America and Mexico.
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Franklin pharmacist and his spouse charged by federal grand jury

Kentucky New Era 26 Jan 2023
The indictment charges the Huffs with conspiring to take, carry away, and conceal and knowingly possess, transport and traffic a pre-retail medical product, namely oxycodone and hydrocodone, with a value over $5,000, and conspiring to sell and trade the oxycodone and hydrocodone for marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine ... More from this section ... +51.
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Prosecutors say Garcia Luna betrayed Mexico, defense says there’s no proof

La Prensa Latina 23 Jan 2023
Villarreal Barragan said that “With the help of the (Mexican) government, the cartel grew in terms of territory,” adding that it was thanks to Garcia Luna’s help that the group headed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman could increase its cocaine trade and disassociate itself from – or get rid of – rival groups.
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Men accused of selling drugs to Longmont students, trading drugs for sex with girls

CBS News 22 Jan 2023
The trio is accused of selling cocaine, MDMA (ecstacy), marijuana and marijuana concentrate to students at various public schools in Longmont between May 2021 and June of 2022 ... There, he and Torres offered and received sex in trade for an ounce of cocaine ... of cocaine in return.
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Pharmacist, wife appear on charges in federal court

The News-Enterprise 21 Jan 2023
The indictment accuses the couple of conspiring to take, carry away and conceal and knowingly possess, transport and traffic a pre-retail medical product, namely oxycodone and hydrocodone, with a value of more than $5,000; and conspiring to sell and trade the oxycodone and hydrocodone for marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine ... .
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Colombian drug cartel member sentenced in Switzerland

Swissinfo 20 Jan 2023
There is sufficient evidence that the defendant is involved in a large-scale cocaine trade, the presiding judge said ... According to the prosecution, the accused used a fruit-trading company and a ...
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Ecuador: The Most Dangerous Country in Latin America?

Gallup 20 Jan 2023
... in the global drug trade ... However, booming cocaine production in Colombia, cuts to Ecuador’s prison budgets and the elimination of the Justice Ministry, among other factors, have meant that the state is now less able to control the effects of the international drug trade.
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Federal indictment unsealed against Franklin pharmacist, spouse

Bowling Green Daily News 19 Jan 2023
A Franklin pharmacist and his spouse face criminal charges after a federal indictment returned last week by a grand jury was unsealed Thursday ... The two are accused of then conspiring to sell and trade those drugs in exchange for other substances, specifically cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, according to the U.S ... .
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Key Aspects Of The North American Leader Summit: Energy, Trade, And Migration

OWP 19 Jan 2023
Nonetheless, President Biden and President López Obrador did share their concern for the illegal trade along the U.S.-Mexico border ... The illegal Mexican drug trade is majorly responsible for cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, and marijuana; the Council says that the amount of fentanyl Mexican authorities seized “quintupled” between 2019 and 2020.
photo: US Southern Command
Seized cocaine transferred to Customs and Border Protection
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Reports of Brazil's PCC Taking Over Portugal Cocaine Trade Remain Unfounded - InSight Crime

WorldNews.com 18 Jan 2023
Portugal has a problem. In 2022, its cocaine seizures reached 16.3 tons, the highest level in 16 years, cementing its place in the top five European Union countries with the greatest drug seizures. Authorities are concerned about what might be underpinning this growing trend. Two recent investigations by Portuguese news...read full story.
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Fugitive's arrest like a 'quake,' but Mafia very resilient

Journal Review 18 Jan 2023
A small army of turncoats helped Italian authorities put scores of Cosa Nostra members behind bars in the last few decades, and as a consequence, gave boost to the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate in Italy's southern “toe,” allowing it to eclipse the Sicilian mob in influence to become one of the world’s biggest cocaine brokers.
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Mafia boss arrest shakes crime syndicate

NewstalkZB 18 Jan 2023
A small army of turncoats helped Italian authorities put scores of Cosa Nostra members behind bars in the past few decades, and as a consequence, gave boost to the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate in Italy’s southern “toe,” allowing it to eclipse the Sicilian mob in influence to become one of the world’s biggest cocaine brokers.
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Fugitive’s arrest like a ‘quake,’ but Mafia very resilient

Wtop 18 Jan 2023
A small army of turncoats helped Italian authorities put scores of Cosa Nostra members behind bars in the last few decades, and as a consequence, gave boost to the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate in Italy’s southern “toe,” allowing it to eclipse the Sicilian mob in influence to become one of the world’s biggest cocaine brokers.
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Colombia Police Seize Grenades, Dozens of Guns Belonging to Dissidents

Voa News 17 Jan 2023
"The confiscated arsenal constitutes one of the most important blows in recent years," National Police Director-General Henry Armando Sanabria told journalists ... A Reuters investigation last year showed that Mexican drug cartels that buy cocaine from Colombia's varied armed groups sometimes trade high-powered weapons for shipments of drugs. .

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