For almost a decade now, South Africa’s construction sector has had to contend with organized crime groups that extort construction sites for money or a stake in development projects, and are not adverse to threatening those who oppose them with violence or death, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) reported Tuesday.
Journalists who were detained last week during a mass raid in the Kurdish stronghold of Diyarbakir have been taken to court on Wednesday to face terrorism charges.
Do Kwon, CEO of South Korean crypto-firm Terraform Labs, has denounced allegations he cashed out more than US$2.7 billion ahead of the collapse of two virtual currencies backed by his company.
An international nonprofit organization has released the first ever global map of so-called ‘dark fleets,’ or fishing vessels that do not broadcast their location or appear in public monitoring systems. The map is exposing the extent of illegal fishing worldwide.
A prosecutor at the Greek supreme court recommended on Tuesday that charges against five journalists accused of conspiring to defame politicians while reporting on the disputed Novartis corruption case should be dropped.
Italian and Albanian authorities took down Friday an organized crime network suspected of multiple criminal conspiracies including defrauding the Italian national health system, as well as corruption and drug trafficking, Eurojust reported.
Colombian authorities said they arrested and charged five people for participating in the assassination of Paraguayan anti-mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci who was shot on a beach while honeymooning with his pregnant wife.
Authorities said that in two unrelated operations, Spanish police recovered the largest amount of synthetic cathinones ever found in Europe and arrested 61 suspected members of a gang that bribed officers to turn a blind eye to drug deliveries to Europe.
Amnesty International called the charges of treason and tax avoidance Belarussian courts are considering against the management and editors of private news agency BelaPAN “bogus” and part of a ”brutal campaign to crush dissent.”
Along with dozens of their customers, two government-owned banks in Iraq have embezzled over 920 billion Iraqi dinars (nearly US$700 million) in public funds, which has caused chaos in the banking system, the country’s anti-corruption commission said in a statement.