China’s organized crime crackdown is proving successful, according to the government’s press agency, with 3,021 people investigated or “punished,” 1,229 organized crime groups busted and millions in US dollars recovered.
President Aleksander Vucic said on Saturday that Serbia will introduce “draconian” punishment for criminals who will no longer be able to view it as their sanctuary.
Internal memos circulated among federal officials in Canada reveal that the government continues to doubt the infiltration of organized crime networks into the legal cannabis industry despite investigations that have found shady money in legal marijuana enterprises, local media reported.
The European Union and Albania signed an agreement last Friday to strengthen judicial coordination in the fight against organized crime in the Western Balkan nation. The deal represents a significant step in combating cross-border crimes including drug trafficking, human smuggling, and contract killings, according to a press release by Eurojust, the EU signatory.
Over the past 17 years, nearly 96 million large sea snails valued at US$900 million have been illegally poached off the coast of South Africa and trafficked by organized crime groups, a new report released Wednesday reveals.
Migrants are paying organized crime groups 200 Moroccan dirhams (US$ 21.15) to help them jump over the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish North African cities of Ceuta and Melilla, according to a confidential report by the Spanish Civil Guard and obtained by El Pais on Thursday.
British authorities said on Wednesday they arrested one of Europe’s most wanted criminals who is suspected of trafficking Romanian women to Ireland, Finland and Dubai for sex work as well as of conspiring to kill a criminal rival
A UK court sentenced a 28 year-old man to more than 17 years in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell a gun as well as class A drugs such as heroin and cocaine.
An Albanian High Court judge was dismissed on Monday for alleged links to organized crime after intelligence agencies found he prevented the extradition of a convicted drug trafficker, Balkan Insight reported.
Organized crime-related killings in Mexico hit a record high according to a report that came one week after the newly elected Morena party, which promised to tackle corruption and organized crime, was accused of creating a fund that was allegedly used to buy votes.
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).
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