29 Jul 2016

El Salvador claims blow against powerful street gang 

Authorities in El Salvador raid one the country’s most powerful street gangs, making 120 arrests and seizing financial assets. Source: El Salvador claims blow against powerful street gang – BBC News

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27 Jul 2016

Lebanese Man Charged in Brooklyn Over U.S. Currency Counterfeiting Plot

A Lebanese man has been charged in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, with a leadership role in a scheme to distribute counterfeit U.S. currency, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. Source: Lebanese Man Charged in Brooklyn Over U.S. Currency Counterfeiting Plot

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26 Jul 2016

Colombian drug kingpin sentenced to 35 years in U.S. prison

A Colombian drug kingpin was sentenced on Monday to 35 years in a U.S. prison for engaging in a multi-million dollar scheme to manufacture hundreds of tons of cocaine that he trafficked throughout the world. Source: Colombian drug kingpin sentenced to 35 years in U.S. prison

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24 Jul 2016

Four inmates killed in El Salvador prison riot

“Four inmates at a prison in El Salvador were murdered on Saturday amid a fight between inmates, the national prison service said via Twitter. The inmates, members of the Barrio 18 gang, were killed in the facility which is in the city of Quezaltepeque, 21 km (13 miles) northwest of

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21 Jul 2016

Italian police break up migrant smuggling ring in one of biggest operations

“Italian police have broken up a criminal ring which smuggled at least 100 migrants from the northern city of Milan to other European countries in what authorities described as one of the biggest operations of its kind.” Source: Italian police break up migrant smuggling ring in one of biggest operations

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21 Jul 2016

Rio 2016: Violence seeps back into city’s favelas

“The spectre of an Olympic Games plagued by the Zika virus may be waning, as the cold spell sweeping through southern Brazil deals with disease-carrying mosquitoes more effectively than any repellent.” Source: Rio 2016: Violence seeps back into city’s favelas – BBC News

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21 Jul 2016

Gunmen kill eight fishermen in popular Mexican surf resort

“Gunmen killed eight fishermen in the popular Mexican surf resort of Puerto Escondido late on Monday, prosecutors said, in a rare shooting for a part of the country that has largely avoided serious gang violence.” Source: Gunmen kill eight fishermen in popular Mexican surf resort | Reuters

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13 Jul 2016

El Salvador’s half-year murder toll tops 3,000

“More than 3,000 people were violently killed in El Salvador in the first half of this year, according to the latest official figures. The Central American government’s Forensic Medicine Institute said on Tuesday there were 3,058 homicides between January and June, a seven percent increase over the same period last

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11 Jul 2016

Panama Canal Expansion Could Boost Drug Trafficking: Interpol

“Interpol has warned that drug traffickers could capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal, in a reminder of the crucial but often underreported role of maritime shipping in the global drug trade.” Source: Panama Canal Expansion Could Boost Drug Trafficking: Interpol

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10 Jul 2016

Gunmen kill 14 in gang-plagued Mexican state on U.S. border

“Gunmen killed 14 people in northeastern Mexico early on Saturday in two attacks likely sparked by gang wars in the state of Tamaulipas, the local government said.” Source: Gunmen kill 14 in gang-plagued Mexican state on U.S. border | Reuters

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