Transnational crime groups in Southeast Asia are growing increasingly aggressive and illicit businesses are generating massive growths in profit though the trafficking of drugs, people, and counterfeit goods, and other commodities, outlines a new United Nations report published Thursday.
Recently-elected President and former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy candidly expressed his growing awareness of the sizable challenge he faces in his crusade to uproot corruption in Ukraine, the campaign promise that paved the way to his surprising victory in April and one he says is still his “top priority.”
Moscow police detained six people suspected of illegal cash withdrawals, after the group’s monthly turnover reached 100 million russian rubles (US$1.59 million), TASS news agency reported Friday quoting the police.
Italian crime clans have been served a cold dish of revenge this week with authorities in Italy and Canada arresting 27 mafia suspects on Thursday, a day after US and Italian police nabbed 19.
Pakistan’s anti-graft officials arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, in the latest blow to Pakistan’s opposition party that has accused current Prime Minister Imran Khan of targeting its leaders.
Emerging 5G technology will disable Europol from tapping criminal communications and will therefore make it harder to investigate organized crime, the agency’s new director, Catherine De Bolle, cautioned in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.
The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body, GRECO, said on Wednesday that Austria should show more ambition in implementing its recommendations on measures to prevent corruption in the parliament and the judiciary.
Italian police and the FBI arrested on Wednesday 19 members of two Italian Mafia clans that were trying to build up their criminal power in Palermo while maintaining their connections in the United States.
A twenty-year-old cybersecurity worker was arrested and charged on Tuesday with hacking the personal and financial records of five million Bulgarian taxpayers, according to Reuters.