Nigerian authorities have arrested a suspected wildlife trafficking kingpin whom they hold responsible for a large shipment of illegal wildlife products that police discovered and seized in 2021 before it managed to be sent to Vietnam.
The second attempt in two months to capture a major drug trafficker on the Brazil-Paraguay border failed because the plan was leaked to Antônio Joaquim Mendes Gonçalves da Mota, allowing him to escape, according to documents obtained by OCCRP.
Press freedom advocates called on the Greek Government to take immediate action to protect journalists who are increasingly facing threats, surveillance, economic and political pressure as well as harassment through abusive lawsuits.
Spanish authorities have detained 49 suspects and seized documents, cars, and bank accounts as they dismantled a criminal organization believed to have exploited European Union regulations to defraud the budget of VAT worth 17 million euros (US$17.96 million).
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Wednesday that it has initiated the process of selling its Russian operations to a newly established “community exchange” and will be completely exiting the nation.
A Filipino national pleaded guilty on Wednesday to being part of a group that arranged sham marriages and filed fraudulent applications on behalf of more than 600 immigrants in the United States who needed green cards.
Swiss prosecutors have on Thursday charged Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of late President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, with organized crime and money laundering in connection to funds acquired through criminal means and concealed in Swiss banks and real estate. Karimova is already serving a term in an Uzbek prison.
Italian Financial police say they have dismantled on Tuesday a criminal syndicate whose members were stealing millions of euros by falsely claiming the ownership of non-existent pastures and then applying for grants from the European Union for agricultural development.
An international commission investigating crimes in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in February 2022, warned on Monday that some of the Russian media language might be deemed incitement to genocide.