An Albanian businessman wanted for smuggling drugs in a banana consignment from Ecuador was allowed to make over 100 additional shipments on exactly the same route, before a routine scan led to Albania’s biggest-ever cocaine bust.
Four men are in custody after Australian police uncovered a plot to smuggle 400 kilograms of crystal meth hidden in hot sauce bottles.
UK authorities arrested 13 members of an international organized crime group accused of importing 50 tonnes of drugs worth billions of pounds from the Netherlands over a period of 18 months, the National Crime Agency announced Wednesday.
Voters in Costa Rica chose a president who does not seem ready to deal with the country’s growing role in the region’s drug trade, InSight Crime reported on Monday.
Lithuanian authorities said Wednesday they had seized one of the biggest drug shipments in the country‘s history.
Two suspects arrested in raids in Phnom Penh and Ratanakiri Province last week have been provisionally charged with drug trafficking, media reported.
Five men were arrested and charged after Australian and Chinese police caught them trying to import over US$ 100 million worth of crystal meth into Australia, police said Monday.
Italian police arrested 15 alleged organized crime figures accused of smuggling drugs from South America and laundering the profits, according to a statement released Thursday.
Romanian authorities seized over 2 tons of cocaine on July 1, making it the largest drug bust in Romanian history.
Spanish police have dismantled a drug ring and arrested 20 people suspected of using helicopters to fly in hashish from Morocco, a Saturday news release by the Spanish Civil Guard said.
A suspected drug courier was caught Sunday at the Dusseldorf airport with 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of cocaine hidden in his luggage. Police also arrested nine others in connection with an international drug trafficking investigation, according to a joint news release from prosecutors and police in Bochum, a city northeast of Dusseldorf.
Australian law enforcement seized an estimated 720 liters of liquid methamphetamine worth an estimated AU$ 1.26 billion (US$ 900 million), according to a news release on the Australian Minister for Justice website.
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.
As part of police operation Cifliku authorities in Albania have detained four people, all members of the same family, on suspicion of making and selling drugs.
Smugglers crashed a drone carrying drugs, mobile phones and SIM cards into a prison in the north of England while trying to deliver the goods to inmates, British authorities have confirmed.
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