Coca/Cocaine

Drug Trafficking Analyst Briefly Detained

Drug Trafficking Analyst Briefly Detained

Sociologist Jaime Antezana, a recognized analyst of terrorism and drug trafficking, was released this week after two days in police custody, related to a libel complaint filed against him two years ago. Antezana is being sued by the former governor of Huanuco, Luis Picon, after Antezana told Caretas magazine in […]

Six Shining Path Rebels Killed in Skirmish with Military-Police Patrol

Six Shining Path rebels were killed  in a skirmish that left five soldiers wounded, in the south jungle of Ayacucho, in the country’s key coca growing region strategically known as the VRAEM. According to a report in La Republica, one of the rebels killed by the joint military-police force is […]

Humala Backs Legislation to Intercept Drug Planes

Humala Backs Legislation to Intercept Drug Planes

President Ollanta Humala is backing legislation that was approved in Congress last week that would allow the Armed Forces to intercept suspected drug trafficking airplanes, and shoot them down if they refuse to obey orders to land. “I think it is a positive issue because it is going to be a […]

Prisoners Paid for Pardons, Witnesses Testify

Prisoners Paid for Pardons, Witnesses Testify

The first two witnesses at the so-called  ‘narco pardons’ trial this week have  stated that  the Pardons Commission set up during President Alan Garcia’s administration granted reduced sentences or full pardons only to convicts who paid for the  privilege. During the six-hour hearing held at the Piedras Gordas prison in […]