Spanish police said Thursday that they have derailed an extensive Eurasian crime network, arresting several high-level criminals known as “thieves-in-law” in one of the country’s largest ever operations against organized crime.
Organized crime groups are running a criminal system out of prisons in Venezuela and the Maduro administration has only bolstered their power, InSight Crime reported Monday.
Authorities in Brazil on Thursday arrested over 60 members of the country’s largest and most powerful drug gang, which police say is responsible for the murder and disappearance of people throughout Brazil, The London Free Press reported.
The United Nations Security Council asked its member states on Tuesday to do more to stop terrorists from making money through organized crime.
After a two-year investigation, 300 heavily armed police officers bursted the doors of more than 100 villas and apartments in the early morning hours and arrested 19 alleged members of one of Lithuania’s most dangerous crime groups.
Slovak crime boss Robert Okolicany fled the country hours after the Supreme Court sentenced him and two of his associates to life for several crimes including murder, Aktuality reported Thursday.
Spanish authorities arrested nine suspected members of a drug ring and seized 1,600 pounds of cocaine Thursday, which the Colombian gang had hidden in carved out pineapple skins in a shipment heading to Madrid.
She was called the “Mistress”.
Four years following the EuroMaidan Revolution that resulted in former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych’s fall from power, crimes leftover from the Yanukovych presidency remain unsolved and their investigations stagnant, according to The Kyiv Post.
Spanish police said Wednesday they dismantled two Russian criminal organizations and arrested 11 in connection with laundering more than €30 million (US$35 million).
Two men described in court as the "premier league" of firearms suppliers were jailed Monday for selling weapons from the dark web to organized crime gangs across the UK.
The Spanish High Court approved on Monday an investigation into the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s (ICBC) European headquarters on allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were laundered through the bank’s Madrid branch.
Prosecutors asked a US court to deny requests made by a Ukrainian oligarch and a Hungarian businessman to have racketeering and other charges against them dropped, calling the men "upper-echelon associates of Russian organized crime."
Japan’s largest organized criminal group has published a manual for its members on how to avoid arrest under the country’s new anti-terrorism and organized crime law, The Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday.
A brutal fight between rival gangs in a Mexican prison left 28 people dead and three wounded, media reports confirmed Thursday.
A new multinational effort was launched Wednesday to tackle grand corruption, a criminal category that can include bribery of public officials, embezzlement, abuse of power and money laundering of proceeds from crime.
Authorities in Serbia and Montenegro have in the past five years solved only four out of 83 murders that appear to be gang-related, Serbia’s Crime and Corruption Reporting Network, KRIK, said Monday.
The Tunisian government continued its anti-corruption campaign Friday, announcing the confiscation of property belonging to five businessmen and one customs official, Middle East Monitor reported.
Europol urged on Wednesday that users affected by this week’s "Petya" cyber-attack should not pay requested ransoms, because the proceeds fund organized crime.
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.
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