Post Tagged with: "Drug Trafficking"

Over Half a Ton of Cocaine Seized in Lima Suburb

Over Half a Ton of Cocaine Seized in Lima Suburb

Peruvian police on Friday arrested nine people in a series of anti-drug operations, which included the seizure of more than half a ton of cocaine at a home on the edge of Lima’s upper-class La Molina district. Anti-drug police raided the home in La Molina, where they found 600 kilograms […]

Peru Banking Group Conference to Tackle Money Laundering

Peru’s banking association is organizing an international conference in May that aims to tackle money laundering, a major issue in Peru. The VI International Conference for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing Terrorism will be held May 27-29 in Lima and is being organized by Asbanc, which represents the […]

British Girls Considered Flight Risk, Held in Chorrillos Prison on Drug Trafficking Charges

The fortunes of Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum took a turn for the worse this week, when the two young women —detained two weeks ago at Jorge Chavez airport with 11.5 kilos of cocaine— were charged with drug trafficking and are to be held in the Virgen de las Mercedes […]

Lawmaker Calls for Probe of Drug Trafficking Influence  in Congress

Lawmaker Calls for Probe of Drug Trafficking Influence in Congress

Opposition politicians are calling for authorities to investigate the reach of drug trafficking in Peru’s Congress, after a former lawmaker was a arrested accused of being involved in the illicit activity. Congressman Javier Velasquez, cabinet chief during the latter part of ex-President Alan Garcia’s administration , said that “Thanks to President […]