GROUP AMERICA: A US-SERBIAN DRUG GANG WITH ROOTS IN NEW YORK AND THE BALKANS

A series of articles from OCCRP on 1 September is concerned with a little-known crime group called “Group America”, saying that the decades-old criminal organization with roots in New York and the Balkans operates in dozens of countries, but its leaders have shown amazing ability to evade capture.  Its 60-year-old leader lives quietly but openly in New York and more than one senior police source has attributed its success to its ties with security services and intelligence agencies — perhaps even the CIA.  Operating on a global scale in dozens of countries, it has been identified as one of the biggest drug traffickers in Europe, believed to be bringing large amounts of cocaine to the continent from South America.  The articles include one on its “investments” in the Balkans.

https://www.occrp.org/en/group-america/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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