Spanish authorities arrested 23 members of an alleged Polish drug trafficking gang, seizing more than a ton of hashish and property worth nearly €2.2 million (US$ 2.46 million), police said Friday.
The Ministers of the European Union’s Environment Council unanimously approved the conclusionsof the EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking and poaching, strengthening the fight against these activities within the EU and globally.
For the ninth year running, a group of organizations coordinated by Interpol has shut down nearly 5,000 websites illegally selling drugs and medicines worldwide.
The Italian Carabinieri, in cooperation with Europol, arrested two leading members of the "Ceusi" crime gang for international military weapons trafficking. According to Europol, the gang has links to the Cosa Nostra crime group.
In the inaugural launch of the World Wildlife Crime Report, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and its partner organizations have identified that virtually every country plays a role in wildlife trafficking - but not a single one of them is the source of more than 15 percent of global seizures.
Following a major crackdown on an international drug trafficking group in Greece on May 9, the Albanian opposition Democratic Party (DP) has accused the interior minister of protecting the alleged leader of the group, whom Greek media has dubbed the “Escobar of the Balkans.” “Escobar” is, according to the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), a former regional director of transport services who served as part of the Transport Ministry until last week.
Thirteen suspected members of a Balkan cocaine trafficking group were arrested Tuesday by Croatian and European police, according to a news release from Europol.
The European Commission (EC) has come up with a plan for European Union (EU) institutions to curb a "dramatic surge" in global wildlife trafficking over the past few years, including increased punishments for traffickers.
Darko Saric at court (photo:KRIK)Balkan drug lord Darko Saric is no stranger to courtrooms in Serbia. Stories on his ongoing trials have been published on the front pages of Serbian news portals for the past few years, catapulting the once-obscure organized crime figure into one of the most talked-about "persons of interest" in Serbia.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has made several arrests targeting a global drug trafficking and money laundering network as part of a larger investigation into Hezbollah activities, according to a Monday news release.
Police on Friday arrested two mob bosses who were hiding in an underground bunker in the Calabria region, according to CNN.
Two Lithuanian men have been sentenced to 3.5 years in jail each by the Kings Lynn Crown Court for cheating two fellow countrymen who were starved and forced to work for low wages, according to a news release.
German and Turkish police Wednesday arrested 35 suspects and broke up a human trafficking ring that had been smuggling Syrian refugees across the Mediterranean and into Europe, according to the New York Times.
State police today arrested a government official who they say has obstructed the investigation against Naser Kelmendi – an alleged drug kingpin who is being tried in Kosovo for planning a murder and leading an organized crime group that moved a variety of drugs through a network linking Afghanistan, Turkey and the European Union.
A Court in Belgrade sentenced the several members of a criminal organization which trafficked millions of dollars worth of cocaine from South America to Europe from 2008 and 2009 to lengthy prison terms today.
Two people were arrested Sunday when Serbian police found more than 16 kilograms of heroin hidden in a truck crossing into the country at its border with Bulgaria.
The European Union (EU) member states approved a plan on Monday to allow military action against human traffickers in the Mediterranean, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP).
Albania's oppositional Democratic Party has called for the resignation of Sajmir Tahiri, Minister of the Interior, accusing him of protecting criminal groups that smuggle Albanian marijuana to Italy by plane.
Two men, suspected by Bosnian prosecutors of international drug trafficking, pleaded not guilty in court on Friday.
A Slovakian gang with a United Kingdom (UK) base in Gravesend has been convicted of trafficking women from Slovakia to Great Britain for profit, the Slovak Spectator has reported.
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