This week, data from one of InSight Crime’s flagship products, the 2023 Cocaine Seizure Round-Up, was featured in a data article by The Washington Post. The Post’s article analyzed the alarming rise of Ecuador’s drug gangs using InSight Crime data. “An analysis by InSight Crime of the top five cocaine seizures in Europe in 2023 found that three of the routes from South America were by ship from Ecuador,” the Post reported. 

Authorities seized over 195 tons of cocaine in Ecuador in 2023 alone, a quantity that has spiked in tandem with the country’s homicide rate. InSight Crime’s regional network of journalists work daily to monitor key events, conduct investigations, and create dependable databases that drive authoritative coverage of organized crime in the Americas.

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