Police in Palermo, Sicily, arrested on Tuesday 27 members of a Cosa Nostra clan suspected of extortion, drug trafficking and illegal gambling. The years-long investigation that led to the arrests gave authorities a deeper understanding of the clan’s hierarchy and election system.
Albanian parliament rejected on Wednesday the prosecutors' request to arrest one of their peer and former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri, who is accused of being linked to a drug trafficking ring.
The cocaine would leave the Dominican Republic hidden among the in-flight meals on passenger planes flying from the La Romana airport of Santo Domingo to the Milan Malpensa airport in Italy.
The Philippine President said Wednesday he ordered police to kill his eldest son if allegations are true that he is part of a Chinese transnational drug syndicate.
A former Texas police chief of a small town close to the Mexican border pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he helped drug traffickers smuggle cocaine, broadcaster 710 Kurv News Talk reported.
The son of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges, theUS Department of Justice said.
Rocco Morabito, 51, was one of those ‘Ndrangheta members who were good enough in trafficking cocaine from Latin America to Europe without being caught for decades.
Dressed in shorts and acting as tourists, agents kept their eyes peeled on the villa in the village of Thiene, near Vicenza, for a whole week, carefully following the moves of the woman who was taking care of the old lady living there.
Iranian parliament has voted on Sunday to increase the amount of drugs for which judges can hand down death penalties, sparing the lives of thousands of prisoners on death row, mediareported.
The leader of an Estonia-based Russian organized criminal group that has been trafficking illegal drugs since the 1990s has been arrested in Mijas, Spain, the Spanish National Police announced Tuesday.
Philippine authorities took steps to prevent eight suspected drug traffickers from leaving the country – among them a former campaign supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte whom investigators now call "the drug lord of Cebu."
The US indicted Wednesday a Russian man suspected of laundering more than US$ 4 billion for people involved in computer hacking, drug trafficking and other crimes.
The driver for the Kosovo Consulate in New York was among eight people arrested for trafficking arms and drugs and laundering money for Italian and Kosovo criminal groups as well as for Mexican drug cartels, BIRN reported Friday.
Brazilian authorities said Saturday that they have arrested South America’s most wanted “drug baron” who evaded justice for three decades by changing his name and altering his face using plastic surgery.
Brazilian authorities issued arrest warrants on Thursday for nearly 100 military police officers and about 70 traffickers and other criminals suspected of being part of a corruption scheme in an impoverished district of Rio de Janeiro, the Rio Times reported.
Violent Albanian crime groups are exerting "considerable control" over the drug market in the UK, while gangs from Serbia and Turkey dominate maritime cocaine trafficking routes, according to a report by the National Crime Agency (NCA) releasedWednesday.
Federalauthorities charged 11 peopleWednesday forlaundering more thanUS$40 million worth of drug money to Mexico through metro-Atlanta area money transfer services.
Mexico witnessed a record-breaking number of homicides and murder investigations in May, according to government data published Wednesday.
The US request last week to extradite Guatemala’s former vice president Roxana Baldetti on drug trafficking charges has led to new revelations about her deep links to the Zetas Mexican drug cartel, Insight Crime reported Friday.
Federal authorities arrested more than two dozen alleged members of a Russian gang involved inrobbing, racketeering, selling narcotics, and other crimes, including even stealing chocolate, theU.S. Department of Justice announcedWednesday.
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