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Complex Internal Security

AP photo   By Ricardo Swire An official report from the Republic of Haiti’s National Police (HNP) Deputy Commissioner informed that on Monday March 20, 2017 at approximately 2:00pm rocks were thrown and gunshots fired at the ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide‘s motorcade, as it approached a downtown Port-au-Prince intersection.

Protectors or Perpetrators?

AP photo   By Ricardo Swire Historically law enforcement in Venezuela has been bloody and heavy handed. A brutal response during 1989’s “Caracazo” symbolized failure of the old internal security apparatus.

Jamaica introduces ‘Bullettrax’

Alexander Richter   By Ricardo Swire More than 70% of Jamaica’s murders involve either illegally imported guns or ammunition. Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security recently introduced BULLETTRAX to improve forensic ballistic technology used by local security agencies, especially the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Caribbean Gunmanship

PSK photo   By Ricardo Swire Over the past five years Caribbean crime patterns displayed a surge in gun crimes, especially the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis.

Fraud Masters

By Ricardo Swire On March 7, 2017 Republic of Guyana Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) detectives detained the country’s ex-President of twelve years, Bharrat Jagdeo, along with the daughter of another past President, Donald Ramotar and Dr Roger Luncheon, a former Presidential Secretariat boss was also among detainees, implicated in a high level investigation of fraudulently obtained […]

The lucrative Caribbean sea route

By Ricardo Swire Navigating the Caribbean Sea section of the Atlantic Ocean is a specialist skill. On the night of March 3, 2017 a St Vincent & the Grenadines flagged, 145 feet, inter-island schooner sank in Grenada’s territorial waters eight miles offshore.

Updated Kingpin List

DEA photo   By Ricardo Swire The Kingpin List is a key United States Treasury Department tool, used to help infiltrate and dismantle invisible multi-million dollar foreign criminal syndicates.

Operation Stonegarden

EFE photo   By Ricardo Swire On Tuesday February 21, 2017 an intelligence driven Operation Stonegarden law enforcement mission, conducted by Puerto Rico Police’s Joint Forces for Rapid Action or FURA, intercepted 1,522 pounds of cocaine worth US$19.3 million.

Combating Israel’s Drug Trafficking Underworld

Jim Greenhill   By Ricardo Swire Medinat Yisra’el, or State of Israel, is located in the Mediterranean Sea’s eastern end. The government operates from Jerusalem, the self-proclaimed capital, its status as Israel’s official city not widely recognized internationally.

Mirror Trading – Money Laundering

By Ricardo Swire As a money laundering countermeasure, especially against ingenuity developed by drug traffickers and terrorists, banks mandated employees to submit Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) on all irregular transactions. Not long ago select mega banks, represented by “The Clearing House (TCH),” officially requested changes to industry rules. TCH’s operation as a finance group offers […]

Public Security and Safety

Wilton Junior   By Ricardo Swire Public security is a complex medium. Internal security professionals face modern safety threats that go far beyond the traditional military sphere.

Classic Money Laundering

ANP photo   By Ricardo Swire Rabobank N.A is one of the Netherlands’ largest financial institutions. Fiscal specialists allocate a “Triple A” rating to the influential entity in Europe, the Bank’s assets worth more than US$550 billion.

Citizenship by Investment Program security challenges

By Ricardo Swire Another Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Program’s (CIP) participant is front and center in clandestine activity. The spotlight is focused on Xiao Jianhua, a 45 year old Chinese male billionaire, who is a Canadian citizen with a legitimate Antigua & Barbuda diplomatic passport.

The Weapons Wizard

By Ricardo Swire Mainstream media reports usually expound about superpowers America and Russia’s warfare engagements on various offshore fronts, the USA able to deploy 1,400,000 Active Military Personnel to match Russia’s 766,055 of a similar status soldier.

Political Masks

Dieu Nalio Chery/AP   By Ricardo Swire During fourteen months of Presidential campaigning the “Banana Man” vowed to eliminate corruption and modify Haiti’s legal institutions. Public scepticism was reflected in a low 21% voter turnout for the national election on Sunday November 20th 2016.

Economic Citizenship’s Criminal Attraction

By Ricardo Swire A quick legit passport, through an Economic Citizenship Program (ECP) or Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP), can set an interested person back six figures.

T&T President’s Death Warning

HR photo   By Ricardo Swire On Sunday January 15, 2017 at 11:00am, Trinidad & Tobago Police Service’s (TTPS) Command Center received a death threat against the country’s President, Anthony Carmona.

A Declassified American CIA File

Saul Loeb/AFP   By Ricardo Swire A recently declassified American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) document called “The Bahamas: Likely Reactions to a US Drug Indictment,” cataloged potential diplomatic damage that would have resulted from outlawing the 1969 to 1992 Bahamas Prime Minister Lynden Pindling on drug charges. Investigators found US$3 million more than the senior […]

Stealing Tax Cash

By Ricardo Swire Two Caribbean islands are in the spotlight of a £100 million international law enforcement investigation. Antigua & Barbuda and the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis join India, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates, as issuant of high value contracts to a wanted UK businessman, Peter Singh Virdee. The property magnate and chairman […]

Dominican Republic’s Drug Trafficking Distinction

Ricardo Rojas/Reuters   By Ricardo Swire Caribbean tourists of mixed nationalities are transported by planes and ships that frequently come and go, a perfect camouflage for transnational traffickers.

Upgraded Intelligence Protocols

Textron photo   By Ricardo Swire America’s intelligence community entered 2017 freshly equipped with “new rules” to govern dissemination of SIGINT or “raw signals intelligence information.”

Marriage Of Convenience

Mohammed Jalil/EPA   By Ricardo Swire The Western Hemisphere is part of the globe that includes North and South America, accompanying islands and surrounding waters. The US State Department’s 2015 report stated South America and the Caribbean serve as areas of financial and ideological support for the Islamic State (IS), in addition to other Middle […]

Distributing Bribe Money

Hedeson Alves   By Ricardo Swire Globalization created a corporate environment which makes bribery for competitive advantage popular. Payola is a global phenomenon. Often appearances differ from reality, due to the diverse magnitudes and extents of graft.

Project Shadowfire

ICE photo   By Ricardo Swire On March 21st, 2016 one segment of a five week law enforcement offensive conducted across America, arrested 1,133 immigrants.

Editorial: Tuck Magazine 2016

    Tuck Magazine had a record breaking 2016, publishing an increased number of articles as each month progressed, easily surpassing the achievements of the year before.

Mapping Underworld Finances

By Ricardo Swire Cash moves across the world in a matter of seconds, with just one touch of a computer’s keyboard. Technology allows “dirty money” to disappear and with it any chance of confiscation.

Celestial Empire

By Ricardo Swire On Tuesday March 15th 2016 the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and the Peoples Liberation Army of China signed a multi-million dollar military agreement. The diplomatic protocol signaled another Chinese special equipment contribution to the BDF arsenal.

‘Black Money’s’ Origin of Funds mystique

AP photo   By Ricardo Swire The “Origin of Funds” policy is selectively enforced, but mandatory where there is no accurate data related to individuals who made suspicious or flagged payments to an American corporation.

A Two Edged Sword

Orlando Sierra/AFP   By Ricardo Swire The Republic of Honduras is a hot and mountainous South American country, roughly the size of Louisiana in the USA. According to United Nations data Honduras is the most violent country in the Western Hemisphere, the mix of drugs trafficking, political instability and history contributing to a murder rate […]

Drug Traffickers

By Ricardo Swire The Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs, 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), named Jamaica as a transit point for cocaine trafficked from South America to North America and international markets.