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800kg of cocaine found in Lima drug bust
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 5, 2018 Leave a comment

800kg of cocaine found in Lima drug bust

This post was updated at 3:00 p.m. The Ministry of the Interior released a statement that nine people were detained, four Peruvians and five Colombians, and their names have been  Full Article »

Over half a ton of coca leaves confiscated in Central Peru operation
Posted by Zac Laval on Sep 21, 2017 Leave a comment

Over half a ton of coca leaves confiscated in Central Peru operation

On September 18 Peruvian police reported that they had seized 560 kilograms of coca leaves through a series of five coordinated busts in the Huanuco region of central Peru.

Peru’s new defense minister to focus on defeating Shining Path
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Dec 7, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s new defense minister to focus on defeating Shining Path

Peru’s new defense minister, Jorge Nieto, will focus on stamping out the Shining Path guerrilla rebels who operate in the VRAEM, Peru’s main coca-producing region. Nieto announced his priorities after  Full Article »

Peru launches most advanced satellite in Latin America
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 23, 2016 1 comment

Peru launches most advanced satellite in Latin America

Peru has launched its first ever satellite in an effort to assist agriculture and combat organized crime. The Peru SAT-1 was launched Sept. 15 from French Guiana and is scheduled  Full Article »

Peru: criminal allegations force Fujimori’s party chairman to resign
Posted by Colin Post on May 18, 2016 3 comments

Peru: criminal allegations force Fujimori’s party chairman to resign

Popular Force chairman Joaquin Ramirez has resigned from the party after reports of a DEA investigation into alleged money laundering. Ramirez’s resignation comes just three days after a groundbreaking report  Full Article »

Peru: Report links Fujimori’s party leader to drug trafficking
Posted by Colin Post on May 17, 2016 1 comment

Peru: Report links Fujimori’s party leader to drug trafficking

Popular Force chairman Joaquin Ramirez is the subject of a DEA investigation which has the ultimate goal of arresting one of Peru’s top drug traffickers. Ojo Publico reports that the  Full Article »

Peru police official arrested with 119 kilos of cocaine
Posted by Colin Post on May 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru police official arrested with 119 kilos of cocaine

Peru police arrested Nuevo Chimbote police chief Freddy Tuesta in the northern state of Ancash with over 119 kilos of cocaine on Saturday. The police chief of the Buenos Aires  Full Article »

Peru’s most wanted fugitive arrested in Colombia
Posted by Colin Post on May 1, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s most wanted fugitive arrested in Colombia

Peru drug trafficker Gerson “Caracol” Galvez was arrested at a shopping center in Medellin, Colombia on Saturday. The alleged leader of Callao’s feared gang, Barrio King, was arrested by a  Full Article »

Lima’s high-crime port district under six months of martial law
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Lima’s high-crime port district under six months of martial law

Peru’s national government agreed to extend a state of emergency to fight crime in Lima’s Callao district for 45 more days on Thursday. The third extension of the legal measure  Full Article »

Shining Path ambush kills 10 on eve of Peru’s election
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Shining Path ambush kills 10 on eve of Peru’s election

Shining Path guerrillas killed at least 10 military and civilian personnel in an ambush in Peru’s central state of Junin on Saturday. The rebels attacked a military caravan of six  Full Article »