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Combating drug trafficking in Latin America
Steven Dudley, co-director of Insight Crime, discusses ways to tackle organised crime in Latin America.
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2011 21:50



As part of Al Jazeera's Drugs Central Special, Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi spoke to Steven Dudley, the co-director of Insight Crime, an organisation which examines organised crime in Latin America.

Dudley said that many countries in Central America have an incredibly hard time controlling the penetration of police by drug trafficking cartels and criminal organisations.

Often the military has to become involved in combating the drug gangs.

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