Spanish police reported on Friday that they detained a fugitive connected to murder and drug trafficking, thereby ending the 19-year manhunt for mafiosi’s rearrest.
The U.S. authority in charge of fighting financial crimes like money laundering and terrorist financing said on Monday that it’s seeing more and more suspicious financial transactions associated with illegal wildlife trafficking.
Switzerland extradited a Russian national to the United States where he will face charges for hacking into the computer networks of large U.S. companies to obtain data that allowed him and his co-conspirators to trade stocks based on information not available to others.
Facebook’s parent company Meta has removed Black Cube and six other cyber surveillance firms from its platforms because they produce software for spying on people, the company said in a statement last week.
A global investigation showed that the illicit fishing trade fuels transnational organized crime activities such as the trafficking of humans, drugs, and explosives, Interpol reported.
U.S. President Joe Biden issued two executive orders last week, one establishing a national council to address the threat of transnational organized crime and a second declaring a national emergency and giving sweeping powers to the U.S. Treasury department to sanction foreign individuals engaging in the global trade of illegal narcotics and other drugs.
A number of U.S. lawmakers called on the administration of President Joe Biden to apply the Global Magnitsky Act and sanction four mercenary hacking companies, including Israel’s scandal-plagued NSO Group, for helping authoritarian regimes abuse human rights.
Hong Kong Customs reported on Wednesday the conclusion of an eight-day operation against the sale of illicitly sold karaoke players and pirated music.