Colombia and cocaine in the international context: distortions and punitive populism

Ricardo Vargas M |Sociologist with an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia Faculty of Human Sciences. What do the figures of cocaine production that have raised red flags on the situation of narcotrafficking in Colombia mean? How to interpret the measures taken by the administration? Three data of the recent report Read more about Colombia and cocaine in the international context: distortions and punitive populism[…]

‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”

By ALESSIA CANDITO   An operation by the “Direzione distrettuale antimafia” (DDA, or “Direct Anti-Mafia Directorate”) conducted by the Carabinieri against two gangs from Rosarno (Reggio Calabria). There were several accusations, including international drugs trafficking: they found large consignments of cocaine from South America and hashish from Spain and Morocco, destined for the North Italian market. Read more about ‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”[…]

New police team in the Netherlands to counter Italian Mafia after publication of the Cerca Trova report

  The Hague (the Netherlands). At the end of March, 2017, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service, national police and tax authorities released the report “Cerca Trova” (or “seek and you shall find”), to analyse the criminal activities of the Italian Mafia in the Netherlands. They concluded that the Mafia in the Netherlands was mainly involved Read more about New police team in the Netherlands to counter Italian Mafia after publication of the Cerca Trova report[…]

Aged 80 years-old, a tenor of the French Connection in Marseille surrenders after 12 years on the run

Jean Guy, 80 years-old,  went to the police station of Nîmes (in the South) and still has to be transferred towards Marseille to be presented to the parquet. Considered as a key-figure of the French Connection, a criminal organization which inspired several movies and which channelled through some drug between Marseille and the United States Read more about Aged 80 years-old, a tenor of the French Connection in Marseille surrenders after 12 years on the run[…]