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.
Even as he faces allegations of corruption and drug trafficking himself, the president of Honduras has said he will continue to rain down “blow after blow” on the country’s organised criminal groups after state security forces announced that cocaine seizures have already surpassed last year’s record.
The United States and Colombia announced a new plan to combat drug trafficking by helping the economic development of poor areas of the Latin American country which would allow the population to make money legally and turn its back to organized crime.
A 62-year-old Cuban who once tried to buy a Russian submarine to help Colombian suppliers smuggle drugs to the U.S. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a large amount of high-grade marijuana to Florida, theU.S. Justice Department said in a statement Tuesday.
Prosecutors in Florida accused a former economics minister of Guatemala, of laundering about US$10 million in illegal drug trafficking proceeds and of corruption, a statement from theU.S. Department of Justicesaid on Wednesday.
Albanian authorities said on Monday that they have seized the assets of a media mogul whose wealth is believed to have come from drug trafficking in Turkey and Italy.
A Chinese gang is using guns, threats, and fear to corner the market for transporting Chinese-made goods in Europe.
US authorities have charged 11 alleged members of a criminal group operating on the Hawaiian island of Oahu with a combined 22 offensives ranging from bank fraud to murder-for-hire - 17 of which included the group's leader Michael J. Miske Jr.
When packages of cocaine started washing up on the beaches of the Black Sea last year, it made headlines around the world. Romanian police swiftly scrambled hundreds of officers in what they said was an unprecedented search for the seaborne drugs.
Footage uploaded to social media shows the dramatic aftermath of a crash-landing in Mexico, shortly after the plane had been used to smuggle almost 400 kilograms of cocaine into the country.
Ryan Kamada, a former judge from Colorado’s 19th Judicial District, pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstructing a federal task force’s large scale drug trafficking investigation, according to a statement from theUS Department of Justice.
Italian police in Sicily arrested on Wednesday 45 people believed to be linked to theCosa Nostra mafia, while German police arrested the clan’s deputy leader in the southwestern town of Wolzburg.
Authorities in Italy have seized the largest-ever shipment of amphetamines on record, believed to have been manufactured by one of the world’s most feared international terrorist groups, the Islamic State.
Croatian authorities seized on Saturday nearly 25 kilograms of cocaine after a police dog sniffed the drugs out during a routine traffic control near the southern coastal city of Ploče. The drugs have an estimated street value of HRK17 million (US$2.5 million),police said.
A report released this week by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General sounded the alarm on how the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) failed to report millions that it had earned on undercover money laundering and drug trafficking, some of it even making its way into the personal bank accounts of its agents.
Authorities in Romania have brought drug trafficking charges against a man who once posed as US actor Robert de Niro in order to take out fraudulent bank loans.
Myanmar seized the largest quantity of synthetic drugs in the history of Southeast Asia and uncovered first evidence of fentanyl production in the region, the United Nation Office for Drug and Crime (UNODC) announced on Monday.
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