Just as the legitimate business world has moved its activities online amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, so have Europe's drug traffickers and drug dealers, according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction’s (EMCDDA) 2021 report.
Australian senators are calling for a major review of Australia’s border security measures after media revealed details from a leaked confidential report from Australian intelligence that said organized crime has infiltrated the country’s main airline, Qantas.
The three largest casino operators in Australia announced on Monday that they are under federal scrutiny for possible breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.
After media reported about the low quality of oil North Macedonia has been importing, authorities in Skopje fined seven companies 55,510 euro (US$67,570) each, reported them to prosecutors and left four of them without licences.
Authorities in 92 countries arrested 277 people, shut down more than 113,000 fraudulent web links belonging to fake online pharmacies and seized potentially dangerous pharmaceutical products worth US$23 million in a global operation coordinated by Interpol.
International press freedom advocates urged Afghan authorities on Monday to thoroughly investigate the recent murder of a female journalist and TV anchor, who died with her mother and two more passengers when a car bomb planted under a van exploded last week.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu launched this week a new corruption monitoring body, arguing that the current anti-corruption institutions move “much slower than the corrupt groups which are stealing from this country.”
Police in 16 countries arrested over 800 suspects who have used an encrypted messaging platform to discuss their illegal activities, not knowing that the app was secretly run by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations.
So-called “dark fleets” - thousands of ships that switch off their tracking beacons in order to remain invisible to authorities while illegally fishing, have descended from China and other countries on Argentine waters, Oceana, an NGO that covers global maritime issues reported.