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Peru Seizes US$30 Million in Counterfeit Dollars, Biggest Ever

Peru Seizes US$30 Million in Counterfeit Dollars, Biggest Ever

Q24N NEWS – A recent operation by police in Peru led to the largest seizure of counterfeit dollars in the country’s history, illustrating the sophistication and scale of the counterfeiting industry in the Andean nation infamous for its production of fake bills. The Peruvian Interior Ministry announced on November 16 the seizure of US$30 million […]

I Didn’t Want To Rape Her, Just Fondle The Girl

I Didn’t Want To Rape Her, Just Fondle The Girl

(Q24N) LIMA – In Peru, police have man in custody on suspicion of sexually abusing a little girl. The arrest was possible thanks to the girl telling her mother about what had just happened, who went looking for him. The girl said the man had fooled with a toy to follow him. “My little girl, […]

Peru Deploys 50,000 Troops to Safeguard Elections

Peru Deploys 50,000 Troops to Safeguard Elections

Q24N (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian Armed Forces began the deployment of 50,000 men to guarantee security during the Peruvian general elections on Sunday, Defense Minister Jakke Valakivi reported today. The soldiers are in charge of guarding the electoral colleges, most of which are located at schools, as well as the important logistic operation to support […]

Peru Eradicates Record Amount of Coca in 2015

Peru Eradicates Record Amount of Coca in 2015

Q24N – Anti-drug authorities in Peru eradicated a record amount of coca in 2015, but this achievement is unlikely to have a major impact on the regional drug trade. Peru’s National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs, known by its Spanish acronym Devida, announced this week that the government had surpassed its goal of […]

Peruvian Navy and National Police Fight Illegal Mining in Amazon Region

Peruvian Navy and National Police Fight Illegal Mining in Amazon Region

(QCOSTARICA SOUTH AMERICA NEWS) The fight against illegal mining in Peru’s Amazon region has become a domestic defense and security priority for the country’s Navy — it’s participating in interdiction operations against the illegal activity, which contaminates rivers and harms the rainforest and soil of the most extensive natural region in the South American nation. […]

Peru Forgers Cashing in on Venezuela’s Dollar Demand

Peru Forgers Cashing in on Venezuela’s Dollar Demand

LATIN AMERICAN NEWS  – Police in Peru have reported that seizures of counterfeit dollars in 2014 were twice as high as the previous year, a pattern likely driven by the demand for fake dollars in economically unstable countries such as Venezuela and Argentina. According to El Comercio, the fraud division of Peru’s investigative police (DIRINCRI) […]

Peru: National Police uses Twitter to build bridges with public

Peru: National Police uses Twitter to build bridges with public

LIMA, Peru – The Peruvian National Police (PNP) is using the Twitter account @Policía Chévere (Cool Police), which was created by a PNP officer and has more than 28,000 followers, to communicate with the public. The PNP has an official Twitter account with nearly 21,000 followers. But unlike @Policía Chévere, it doesn’t interact with users […]

Peru: Human-trafficking groups target women

Peru: Human-trafficking groups target women

There were 1,548 reported cases of human trafficking in Peru, 84% involving minors, between January 2007 and August 2013, according to the Office of the Attorney General’s Crime Observatory. The Peruvian government is working to make sure no one ever has to endure the pain that a 16-year-old girl on the outskirts of the city […]

On the Trail of the Cocaine ‘Backpackers’ in Peru

On the Trail of the Cocaine ‘Backpackers’ in Peru

A recent report on cocaine “backpackers” in Peru reveals the workings of a low-tech trafficking technique that is on the increase again, as security forces destroy illegal air strips and seek to restrict the use of drug flights from coca-producing areas. A 2014 report by Peru’s Information and Education Center for the Prevention of Drug […]

4 Reasons Why Peru Became World’s Top Cocaine Producer

4 Reasons Why Peru Became World’s Top Cocaine Producer

In 2013, the UN confirmed Peru had overtaken Colombia as the world’s number one coca and cocaine producer. How could this happen in a relatively peaceful nation with a booming economy? In September, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which releases annual estimations of coca and cocaine production in the Andes, announced […]

Takanakuy: Peru’s Fist Fighting Christmas Tradition

Takanakuy: Peru’s Fist Fighting Christmas Tradition

Every December 25th, it’s not Santa Claus people in Peru are looking forward to. They’re looking forward to Takanakuy, the annual tradition of getting together as a community, and beating the snot out of each other to settle old grudges, all followed and celebrated in tandem with drinking, dancing, music and family support! [quote]Takanakuy (“when […]

New Law Aims to Facilitate Immigration in Peru

A draft law for immigrants oriented to making it easier for foreign citizens to live in Peru was announced today amid an increasing flow of foreign citizens into the country, with an average of over 130 daily. The proposed law was drafted by the Public Defender and the Andean Commission of Jurists and presented by […]