German police need to treat the Monday theft of items worth €1 billion (US$1.1 billion) during a heist at Dresden’s “Green Vault” as a hostage situation if they are to get the artifacts back intact, an art recovery expert advises.
Over the past seven days, a string of anti-drug and organized crime busts by authorities across Ohio have led to dozens of indictments and huge loads of seized drugs and weapons, according to reports.
Swedish police said that a violent Nigerian sex and drug trafficking gang, which allegedly often uses black magic - voodoo - to coerce people into crime, has started spreading throughout the country, theSVT Nyheter reported last week.
Dutch police say they are hunting for five alleged members of a Scottish gang they believe are connected to the death of popular crime blogger Martin Kok in 2016.
Police in Canada’s York region announced on Wednesday that they have arrested 31 and raised 300 charges against suspected members of a human trafficking and organized crime ring that operated throughout the country.
Organized crime groups are poised to take advantage of a possible no-deal Brexit that would leave the UK’s borders vulnerable to fraud, smuggling and criminal activity, a government watchdog is warning.
Authorities in 16 European countries have arrested hundreds of suspects and seized drugs worth more than US$90 million in a Europol-coordinated crackdown.
A new study is linking the United States’ attempts to enforce stricter border controls to increased corruption among officers at the nation’s crossings, with the author warning it’s “only the tip of the iceberg.”
The Dutch government is looking to hire 445 more officers for a specialized narcotics unit, as the fallout continues from the assassination of a criminal defense lawyer.
Four cartels are battling it out for the lucrative US$1.5 billion dollar avocado trade in western Mexico, the office of a state attorney general has revealed.
More than three years after the mysterious death of a 21-year-old man, Bosnia’s State Prosecution Office launched a new investigation after the victim’s family and the public accused the court in Sarajevo of portraying a murder as a simple car accident in order to hide the real perpetrator.
Organized crime groups have over the past decade killed more than 300 people who tried to prevent the deforestation of the Amazon, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Tuesday.
Organized crime is to be blamed for the Amazon deforestation and that’s a transnational problem, Brazilian Attorney General said on Monday at the start of a two-day meeting with Eurojust.
Brazilian authorities have arrested more than 115 suspected members of various criminal gangs, as well as government officials allegedly linked to organized crime and corruption, policeannounced Thursday.
An investigation by the UK authorities has found that “chicken shop gangs” are recruiting school children to deal drugs in exchange for free fast food and payments, Reuters reported on Monday.
More people were killed in homicides during 2017 than were killed in armed conflict, a United Nations report published Monday revealed.
A major Japanese talent agency announced on Monday that it has suspended 11 of its comedians after it emerged the stars had attended a party hosted by an organized crime group.
Albanians soon may no longer be free to travel around Europe without a visa because of illicit activities involving the Albanian mafia in the Netherlands.
Authorities in 22 countries seized more than 4,400 live reptiles and birds in a worldwide operation against illicit animal trade that saw 12 people arrested and nearly 200 identified as suspects, the European police announced on Monday.
The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) would need to double its budget in order to adequately fight organized crime, which is the nation’s top security threat, the agency said in a press release on Tuesday.
Page 1 of 5
And get our latest investigations on organized crime and corruption
delivered straight to your inbox.