A female Iranian singer and poet told OCCRP she is still living in fear even though she fled her country to avoid prosecution after she wrote and performed a song with international artists about the need for people to help each other during the pandemic.
Working together, police around the world arrested over the past two months thousands of suspects and seized millions in illicitly acquired assets in a global crackdown on so-called social engineering scams.
In an unprecedented move, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) asked its members to suspend trade in West African rosewood, whose stocks, falling victim to the surging demand in China, have been critically depleted over the past decade.
“Space travel continues - I moved from one ship to another,” incarcerated Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny wrote Wednesday on Instagram, confirming that he has been transferred from his detention facility to another - considered Russia’s scariest.
A three-years-long investigation into money laundering within Canada’s British Columbia revealed that provincial and federal authorities are ill-equipped to prevent the proceeds of crime from infiltrating the province’s economy.
The former head of a Honduran institution that was tasked with emergency procurement related to the COVID-19 pandemic was sentenced last week to nearly 11 years in prison for purchasing useless mobile hospitals at a highly inflated price.
Colombian authorities reported the arrest of 38 suspects and the seizure of 4.3 tonnes of drugs during last week’s international operation that laid bare the lucrative partnership between Italy’s ‘Ndrangheta and Colombia’s Urabeños cartel.
Greek police arrested four U.K. nationals believed to have been involved in the smuggling of more than US$50 million worth of narcotics that were concealed in banana shipments.
The Spanish Civil Guard arrested Wednesday 14 people employed across multiple companies and suspected of illegally dumping more than 115,000 tonnes of hazardous waste without properly documenting or recycling it beforehand.
The anti-corruption agency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) said that it found severe irregularities in the operations of the state-owned mining giant Gécamines, including instances of embezzlement that have deprived the state budget of hundreds of million dollars.