Drug Trafficking Organizations in Guatemala

The Interior Ministry of Guatemala released the results of an investigation into drug trafficking organizations within the country. According to the report, authorities identified over 54 drug trafficking groups operating in Guatemala as of June 2013.

In addition to the drug traffickers, security officials identified 40 cells of the organized crime gang Barrio-18 and 30 cells of Mara Salvatrucha in Guatemala.

(See all drug trafficking statistics here.)

Source:  Claire O’Neil McCleskey, “Guatemalan Officials Identify 54 Drug Trafficking Groups,” Insight Crime, June 12, 2013.