IBI CONSULTANTS, LLC lead investigator Douglas Farah has 30 years of experience conducting investigations, training and research in Central and South America. Our experienced team has pioneered a cutting-edge research paradigm that merges granular field research with advanced open source data mining and link analysis technology to identify, map, and dismantle transnational criminal networks and identify potential terrorist threats.
US Government Agencies Supported
- Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats (DOD)
- Department of State (DOS)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Department of the Treasury (USDT)
- Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
- Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Other Project Partners
- The Atlantic Council
- Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
- World Bank
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- Organization of American States
- Foundation for Defense of Democracies
- National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
- Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS)
- Pechter Polls Princeton (P3)
- IBI uncovered information on a transnational criminal enterprise operating in Central America directly supporting the Maduro regime in Venezuela, which was unknown to the USG.
- IBI identified Banco Corporativo and associated entities in Nicaragua as a primary money laundering hub for the Ortega and the Maduro regimes and mapped its transnational operations.
- IBI discovered the increased participation of the Honduras branch of the MS-13 transnational gang in Mexican drug trafficking organizations and its incursion into the synthetic drug trade.
- At the request of the Colombian and Chilean governments, IBI has provided multiple training modules to the Colombian National Police, Directorate of National Intelligence, and Army, and Chile’s Carabineros on investigation techniques for complex transnational criminal networks.
- IBI field research uncovered illicit gold flows from the Maduro regime and other criminal actors from northern South America to the United Arab Emirates, leading to USG enforcement action shutting down a fictitious gold export business moving tons of gold a year.