A London jury convicted on Wednesday a former executive of Single Buoy Moorings Inc. (SBM) for conspiring to bribe Iraqi public officials in order to secure lucrative oil contracts in the years following the overthrow of Saddam Hussain in 2003, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said in a statement.
An estimated 8,000 tigers still inhabit semi-legal tiger farms in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, where they are displayed to visitors, fattened up for meat and then slaughtered for their skins, bones and body parts, according to an academic article published on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS), approved an operation to “capture or kill” Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, a declassified U.S. report has revealed on Friday.
In what was described as the single largest seizure of cocaine in European history, German customs officials at the Hamburg port have confiscated over 16 metric tons of the drug hidden in three containers that arrived from Paraguay, according to a Wednesday announcement.
Celebrity cellphone hacking, international human hair-smugglers, counterfeit Shiraz and “lucky charm” necklaces used to monitor the aging victims of a lottery scam — our Daily News team rings in the weekend with some of the strangest criminal cases from the past few days.
The head of the second-highest court in Brazil has launched a probe into members of the task force that until recently was in charge of the investigation into Brazil’s biggest corruption affair in history - the so-called Car Wash Operation.
Anthropologists and indigenous rights defenders have called on Brazilian authorities to punish those who have been in recent weeks spreading anti-vaccination misinformation among Indigenous people, prompting parts of that population to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine in multiple regions across the country.
U.S. authorities arrested Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of infamous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Leora, upon her arrival at the Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Justice said.
A court in Lima on Monday sentenced Zoran Jaksić, a Serbian national and leading member of the international drug-trafficking organization, Group America, to 25 years in prison — for the second time.