The police in southeast Nigeria rescued 35 girls aged 14 to 17 who were exploited for prostitution and ‘baby harvesting’ in a raid last week – according to a press statement by Tochukwu Ikenga, the local police spokesman.
In what will mark a significant reform for U.S. anti-money laundering laws, the House Armed Services Committee approved the inclusion of the Establishing New Authorities for Businesses Laundering and Enabling Risks to Security (ENABLERS) Act into the annual defense budget for 2023.
Hungary arrested a former Brazilian military police officer who allegedly turned into one of the biggest global drug traffickers whose network is suspected to have shipped 45 tons of cocaine from Brazilian ports to Europe.
A subsidiary of the Swiss commodities giant Glencore admitted it paid millions of dollars in bribes to African officials to get access to oil and make unlawful profit, according to the United Kingdom’s anti-graft authority.
Argentinian authorities reported Tuesday the execution of a major drug seizure in which multiple houses and sailboats were raided and found to have been trafficking over a tonne and a half of cocaine bound for Europe.
A Honduran court has sentenced the former head of the hydroelectric dam company Desarrollos Energéticos (Desa) to 22 years and six months in prison for taking part in the assassination of environmentalist Berta Cáceres who campaigned against the construction of a dam.
After years of investigations, obstructions and politicization, Greece has taken legal action against Swiss-based pharmaceutical giant Novartis over allegations it bribed doctors to inflate drug prices.
As talks on a U.N. cybercrime treaty gather pace, some accuse Russia of trying to forge cover for human rights abuses and criminal groups staging attacks against the West.
In the wake of a protest movement which swept Kazakhstan in January, the Kazakh government deployed a spyware to surveil activists, a cybersecurity research group found.
Despite charges of illicitly trafficking over 30 tonnes of ivory for over a decade now, the alleged members of one of Africa’s largest wildlife-trafficking networks have by and large managed to evade conviction, according to a risk bulletin compiled by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC).