United States federal agents discovered over five dozen live finches stuffed in hair rollers and hidden inside a duffel bag at New York’s John F Kennedy international airport, the country’s Customs and Border Protection agency said in a statement Wednesday.
Online gambling is huge in Malta — but it's not all fun and games. Here's how the island's internet casinos have become cash machines for the Italian mafia.
Italian authorities said Monday they arrested 68 suspected members of a ‘Ndrangheta mafia group that stole food from migrants at Italy’s largest reception center, siphoning off over 30 million euros in state funds.
An Italian court sentenced on Wednesday two generations of a Ndrangheta-linked family to a total of more than 52 years in prison for running an illegal on-line gambling empire worth over US$ 65 million.
Italian military police detained Tuesday 46 suspected members of one of the most powerful groups of the Camorra crime network for mafia association, extortion, drug trafficking and handling of stolen goods, among other crimes.
An Italian gambling magnate known as “the king of slots” was arrested on Tuesday on the Dutch Caribbean half-island of Sint Maarten for his alleged involvement in an offshore tax evasion scheme, Italy’s Financial Guard said.
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.
Police on Friday arrested two mob bosses who were hiding in an underground bunker in the Calabria region, according to CNN.
Italian authorities have arrested 11 people they say were running an illegal online gambling business which brought them millions of dollars in profits daily.
A Dutch former gambling executive working on the island of Malta pleaded innocent to seven charges including money laundering and fraud in connection with a plot to scam his employer.
Gambling executive Mario Gennaro was arrested Wednesday by Italian police along with his associate Domenico Lagrotteria and 49 others accused in an online gambling tax evasion operation valued at € 2 billion.
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