Crime in Uniform
Crime in Uniform presents detailed case studies examining the involvement of Latin American security forces in the illicit drug industry.
The case studies in Crime in Uniform shed light on the specific "modus operandi" of corruption of national security and law enforcement institutions. The authors challenge the traditional image of criminals corrupting state apparatus to obtain protection for their ugly deeds. Instead, the case studies suggest a far more complex, dynamic, and intimate commingling of criminal and state structures, with uniformed officials fully integrated at the operational level of the illegal economy. Beyond the lowest category of corruption -widespread bribery, Crime in Uniform presents evidence of high-level uniformed involvement- from protection of drug trafficking to direct logistical participation.
Corruption, Drug Trafficking and the Armed Forces
An approximation for Latin America
Ricardo Soberón Garrido
Argentina: Internal Insecurity
Narco Jets and Police Protection in Bolivia
Mexico: The Narco General Case
Uruguay: Berríos the Bothersome Biochemist
Paraguay: An Unpunished Crime