Tracking Paraguayan Contraband Smugglers in the Open Source

Learn how to identify contraband smugglers and their corporate networks using public records. In our latest investigation, we uncovered a network of Paraguayan companies that are at high risk for importing, transporting, and/or selling contraband clothing.

Tracking Smugglers in the Open Source
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Identifying Contraband Smuggling Networks

The shareholders of the company that allegedly imported millions of dollars in contraband clothing are two individuals. Public records also demonstrate that these two individuals also own and are the legal representatives of six other Paraguayan companies.

Open Source Company Records

These companies’ direct connection—via shared ownership—to another company that has allegedly imported contraband clothing, suggests that these entities could also be used to smuggle, transport, and/or sell contraband.

Paraguay and the Tri-Border Area — South America’s Contraband Hub

Beyond traditional transnational criminal organizations, small family networks including wealthy businessmen with ties to local politicians and port authorities have also long operated in the region, moving contraband from international markets to Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina.

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