In what was described as the single largest seizure of cocaine in European history, German customs officials at the Hamburg port have confiscated over 16 metric tons of the drug hidden in three containers that arrived from Paraguay, according to a Wednesday announcement.
The Mexican National Guard seized almost 84,000 fentanyl pills and nine kilos of crystal meth in what began as a routine traffic stop in Ahome, Sinaloa, according to an officialstatement issued on Wednesday.
Colombia appeared this week determined to crush one of the most powerful criminal organizations operating in the country, arresting 198 suspected members of the Clan del Golfo and extraditing one previously arrested suspect to the United States to face the judge for conspiring to distribute Colombian cocaine there.
Canadian police have seized more than 18 million Canadian dollars (US$14 million) worth of drugs and firearms in “the largest single-day drug and firearm bust” in Toronto.
After trials that stretched over a decade, the Belgrade High Courtsentenced on Friday 13 Serbian members of a criminal group led by drug lordDarko Šarić, who was sent behind bars for nine years for laundering millions of dirty drug money.
The Philippine Justice Department said on Thursday it will charge the former chief police enforcer of the country’s war on drugs with corruption for allegedly protecting officers linked to the narcotics trade, theAgence France Presse reported.
Swedish police said that a violent Nigerian sex and drug trafficking gang, which allegedly often uses black magic - voodoo - to coerce people into crime, has started spreading throughout the country, theSVT Nyheter reported last week.
Authorities in 16 European countries have arrested hundreds of suspects and seized drugs worth more than US$90 million in a Europol-coordinated crackdown.
Bosnian authorities found two drug labs in Sarajevo and arrested two people, accusing them of ‘’the unauthorized production and sale of narcotic drugs,’’ the Interior Ministry announced Tuesday.
In the biggest bust for the state of Queensland–and the third largest in Australia–police seized 766 kilograms of pure MDMA powder on Tuesday and charged six people in connection with the case, including two UK citizens.
American authorities Wednesday arrested eight alleged members of an Eastern European organized crime syndicate they say committed an array of mob-related crimes in collusion with a large transnational organized crime group.
A Serbian court has approved an indictment against Dragoslav Kosmajac – a man described by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as “the biggest drug dealer in Serbia” – over a 2010 abuse of authority case that allegedly caused €95,000 (US$ 108,000) in state losses.
Spanish authorities arrested 23 members of an alleged Polish drug trafficking gang, seizing more than a ton of hashish and property worth nearly €2.2 million (US$ 2.46 million), police said Friday.
Montenegrin Prosecutor Miodrag Latkovic requested a new trial for failure to hear critical evidence in the case of a family accused of laundering more than €7 million, asking that the family’s December 2015 acquittal be overturned.
Following a major crackdown on an international drug trafficking group in Greece on May 9, the Albanian opposition Democratic Party (DP) has accused the interior minister of protecting the alleged leader of the group, whom Greek media has dubbed the “Escobar of the Balkans.” “Escobar” is, according to the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), a former regional director of transport services who served as part of the Transport Ministry until last week.
Bosnian prosecutors today filed an indictment accusing former media mogul Fahrudin Radoncic and three of his alleged accomplices of pressuring a witness into providing false testimony and trading in influence.
Former Media mogul Fahrudin Radoncic, the leader of one of the parties in the ruling coalition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, says he will testify at the trial of suspected drug kingpin Naser Kelmendi in Pristina, Kosovo.
The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) has seized three tons of cocaine, worth half a billion British pounds sterling (US$ 732.6 million) and arrested seven British suspects, reported The Sun.
Albania's oppositional Democratic Party has called for the resignation of Sajmir Tahiri, Minister of the Interior, accusing him of protecting criminal groups that smuggle Albanian marijuana to Italy by plane.
Two men, suspected by Bosnian prosecutors of international drug trafficking, pleaded not guilty in court on Friday.
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