A court in Lima on Mondaysentenced Zoran Jaksić, a Serbian national and leading member of the international drug-trafficking organization, Group America, to 25 years in prison — for the second time.
Experts tracking online crime urged prosecutors throughout the United States to address Facebook’s role in facilitating a multitude of illegal trades and marketplaces, including the illegal drug trade which the social media giant has allegedly facilitated amidst the ongoing opioid crisis. in the U.S.
Authorities in Colorado have charged 64 suspected members of a drug trafficking group caught with more than 77,000 synthetic opioid pills, just days after a court indicted 19 alleged traffickers following the largest meth seizure ever in the Northern District of California.
Authorities in Australia over the weekend announced a series of victories in three separate investigations, including the detention of alleged Chinese drug lord Tse Chi Lop in Amsterdam.
Mexican authorities say they will not pursue criminal charges against former Defense Secretary, Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who was arrested last year in the United States on drug trafficking and money laundering charges and later sent home to face justice under a controversial agreement with Mexico.
It was a busy weekend for authorities in Southern Spain and Gibraltar, with three separate busts against cannabis smuggling networks in the region seeing more than 24 alleged conspirators arrested and more than 1,700kg of the drug seized.
Authorities in Guatemala have detained seven people in raids on 20 properties as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to launder more than US$7 million in drug money.
Mexico’s parliament has passed a new law imposing restrictions on foreign intelligence activities in a move the United States has warned will make citizens of both countries “less safe.”
In two massive operations that spanned three continents, authorities in North America, Europe and Brazil cracked down on transnational organized crime groups and drug traffickers, arresting nearly 750 suspects.
One of the highest ranking members of Group America, a prolific US-Serbian drug gang, may soon be set free from his prison cell in Peru after a criminal court of appeals ruled that he was denied due process, local media reported on Friday.
A court in Melbourne sentenced on Thursday a 49-year-old woman who described herself as the “queen” of a criminal drug smuggling syndicate to 18 years in jail with a 13 years-long non-parole period, according toAustralian Federal Police (AFP).
Spanish and Polish authorities seized four cannabis plantations with more than 3,000 plants and arrested 13 alleged members of a large-scale drug trafficking network that operated across the continent, Europol said in a statement released Wednesday.
Kyrgyz law enforcement officers on Thursday arrested Kamchybek Asanbek, aliasKamchybek Kolbayev, one of the Kyrgyzstan’s top organized crime bosses.
In a joint operation earlier this month, Spanish and Dutch police cracked down on drug trafficking routes from Latin America to Europe, seizing six metric tons of cocaine.
Prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovinapressed charges against seven people, Bosnian and Croatian nationals, for trafficking 6.8 tons of marijuana from Montenegro via Bosnia and Herzegovina to the European Union.
More than 8,800 law enforcement officers across Europe arrested 166 people in a joint operation against organized and serious international crime originating from South-East Europe (SEE),Europol said in a statement on Wednesday.
Spanish police arrested 64 people and confiscated tons of drugs during an operation that brought down a gang that used speed boats to move drugs from Morocco to Spain, Europol said.
During televised remarks that followed a cabinet meeting on the coronavirus pandemic, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly called on the country’s top customs official to simply execute drug smugglers.
Authorities in the U.K. have confiscated properties worth an estimated 17 million pounds (US$22.4 million) in what marks the end of an eight-year investigation into one of the country’s most prolific drug trafficking groups.
Drug dealers in Scotland are using the homes of disabled, mentally ill and otherwise vulnerable people as ‘nests’ from which to sell their product, according to a recent study.
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