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2018-02-22 Argentina foils diplomatic luggage cocaine plot Argentina
C. 2018-02-16 Inmate drugs twin brother in brazen escape from prison Piedras Gordas, Peru
D. 2018-02-09 Mexico: Zetas drugs cartel leader caught
E. 2017-07-14 Colombia coca cultivation rises by 50% says UN Colombia
F. 2017-05-21 Brazil police raid Sao Paulo 'Crackland' and make arrests
G. 2016-05-15 Colombia seizes record cocaine haul in Turbo Turbo, Colombia
7. 2016-04-21 President Pena Nieto proposes relaxing marijuana laws Mexico
I. 2016-04-16 Four die at Argentina Time Warp electronic music festival Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9. 2016-02-13 Pope condemns Mexico 'drugs cancer' National Palace, Mexico

Colombia to ban coca spraying herbicide glyphosate  Colombia has announced it will stop using a controversial herbicide to destroy illegal plantations of coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held   Mexican police have captured the country's most wanted drug lord, Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel Brazil angry at Indonesia execution  Brazil says it is 'outraged' by the execution of Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira, 53, one its citizens in Indonesia for drug trafficking Mexico arrests drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva Map of San Miguel de Allende Mexico  The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a drug crime syndicate ABL, Hector Beltran Leyva 'Long-dead Mexico drug lord killed' Mexico vigilantes enter cartel city Nicaragua extradites 18 Mexican drug traffickers Mexico arrests Guatemala 'drug lord' Venezuela arrests 22 over drug haul Top Colombian drug baron captured   Daniel Barrera, known as 'Crazy Barrera', was captured across the border from Colombia with the help of Venezuelan, British and US agencies Top cartel leader captured Map of Aguascalientes Mexico
Argentina foils diplomatic luggage cocaine plot  Argentina's security ministry says it has foiled a plot to use the Russian embassy's diplomatic courier service to smuggle cocaine to Europe   Inmate drugs twin brother in brazen escape from prison Map of Piedras Gordas Peru  Alexander Delgado allegedly drugged his twin brother, changed into his clothes and walked out a free man Mexico: Zetas drugs cartel leader caught   José María Guízar Valencia is wanted in the US, which had offered a $5m (£3.6m) reward for his capture Colombia coca cultivation rises by 50% says UN  The United Nations says there was a 50% increase last year in the area of land being used to cultivate coca leaf in Colombia Brazil police raid Sao Paulo 'Crackland' and make arrests   Police have arrested nearly 40 people for drug trafficking in central Sao Paulo where crack cocaine has been sold and consumed freely for ye... Colombia seizes record cocaine haul in Turbo President Pena Nieto proposes relaxing marijuana laws Four die at Argentina Time Warp electronic music festival Pope condemns Mexico 'drugs cancer' Mexico court ruling could eventually lead to legal marijuana Peru approves shooting down of drug smuggling planes Drug lord Joaquin Guzman used tunnel for prison break Map of Altiplano jail Mexico

February 2018 ... more > Top ^
Feb.22   Argentina
Feb.16   Peru
Feb.9   Mexico

year 2017 Top ^

Jul.14   Colombia
May.21   Sao Paulo

year 2016 Top ^

May.15   Colombia
Apr.21   Mexico
Apr.16   Argentina
Feb.13   Mexico

year 2015 Top ^

Nov.4   Mexico
Aug.20   Peru
Jul.12   Mexico
  Guzman, known as El Chapo or 'Shorty', used an elaborate tunnel to break out of a maximum security prison, officials say
May.9   Colombia
Feb.27   Mexico
Jan.17   Brazil

year 2014 Top ^

Oct.1   Mexico
Mar.10   Mexico
Feb.8   Mexico

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.23   Nicaragua
Oct.4   Chiapas
Sep.27   Venezuela

year 2012 Top ^

Sep.18   Venezuela

year 2011 Top ^

Jun.21   Mexico
  Federal police captured Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, a.k.a. 'The Monkey,' in an operation in the state of Aguascalientes

May.15   Guatemala
  The decapitated bodies of 25 men and two women have been found at a ranch near Guatemala's border with Mexico

year 2010 Top ^

Aug.30   Mexico Mexico arrests trafficker Valdez  Mexican police have arrested top drug trafficker Edgar Valdez, a US citizen also known as Barbie, linked to the Beltran Leyva drug cartel Aug.3   Mexico Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000
  More than 28,000 people have died in drug violence in Mexico since President Calderon took office and stepped up the fight against organized crime Jul.29   Mexico Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel Map of Guadalajara Mexico  The government says security forces have killed Ignacio 'Nacho' Coronel, a top member of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel Jun.22   Jamaica Alleged drug kingpin arrested Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, 41, was arrested outside Kingston
 He was detained at a roadblock accompanied by a Christian pastor, who said Mr Coke was going to the US embassy to hand himself in
May.26   Argentina Ex-model arrested on drug charges   Angela Sanclemente, 30, a former Colombian model wanted on drug trafficking charges, was captured in Argentina May.24   Jamaica Police storm stronghold of drugs lord Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Jamaican security forces hunting for alleged drugs lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke have stormed his Kingston stronghold

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.22   Guatemala Officials seize cocaine submarine
  Guatemalan and US authorities have seized a makeshift submarine loaded with 10 tonnes of cocaine with a street value of $200m Aug.25   Argentina Court ruling allows personal use of pot  Supreme Court ruled it is unconstitutional to punish an adult for private use of marijuana as long as it doesn't harm anyone else Jun.7   Mexico Deadly gun battle rocks Acapulco   At least 15 gunmen linked to drug cartels and two soldiers have been killed in clashes in the Mexican resort in the two-hour battle Apr.16   Mexico   Obama backs Mexico's war on drugs   Obama has said the US is a 'full partner' with Mexico in its fight against the drug cartels and the US must stem the flow of guns across the...

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