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.
Italian, Spanish and Dutch police arrested Wednesday 22 out of 65 suspected members of a criminal ring that smuggled hashish from Morocco to The Netherlands and Italy via Spain.
A former diplomat asked Panamanian officials Tuesday to open a money laundering investigation into Venezuelan Vice-President Tareck El Aissami, who was blacklisted in February by the U.S. for playing "a significant role in international narcotics trafficking."
Two suspects arrested in raids in Phnom Penh and Ratanakiri Province last week have been provisionally charged with drug trafficking, media reported.
Afghanistan, the world’s greatest producer of opium, is projected to reap an even greater harvest this year from areas where it was previously not grown, fueling concerns that increased profits from trafficking the crop will further empower the Taliban militancy, Voice of America reported Tuesday.
Javier Valdez Cardenas, a well-respected Mexican journalist who covered drug trafficking and organized crime, was murdered in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa on Monday, media reported.
In just four days, Ecuador seized 3.2 metric tons of cocaine, raising concerns about the country’s growing involvement in transnational drug trafficking and its ability to handle security challenges, Insight Crime reported Wednesday.
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