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Congressman Questioned Over Ties to Mexican Drug Traffickers

Congressman Questioned Over Ties to Mexican Drug Traffickers

A Peruvian congressman is coming under pressure for his alleged ties to Mexican drug traffickers following a record cocaine seizure. Congressman Jose Leon, a prominent member of former President Alejandro Toledo’s Peru Posible party, rented a house he owns in the northern coastal town of Huanchaco, outside Trujillo, to people […]

Peru’s Historic Cocaine Bust Linked to Mexican Cartel

Peru’s Historic Cocaine Bust Linked to Mexican Cartel

The biggest single cocaine seizure in Peru’s history — 7.6 tons of cocaine in Trujillo on the weekend —is linked to a Mexican drug cartel, according to police officials. The police operation that led to the find included the rest of six Peruvians and two Mexican citizens who had entered […]

Peru Reaches 2013 Coca Eradication Goal

Peru Reaches 2013 Coca Eradication Goal

Peru’s government has surpassed its goal for the eradication of coca crops this year, according to the head of the country’s anti-drug agency, Carmen Masias. Masias told Canal N television that 22,300 hectares of coca have been eradicated in 2013, higher than the 14,000 hectares eradicated in 2012, and more […]

by · November 26, 2013 · 1 comment · Coca/Cocaine, Law & Justice

Peru Removes Top Commander from VRAEM Region

Peru’s government has removed the top commander in the troubled VRAEM region after a military helicopter last month bombed a jungle town that resulted in the death of one person and injuries to four others. Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano confirmed that General Cesar Diaz was removed as the chief of […]