Italian State Police arrested on Monday 37 suspected members of a clan believed to be part of the ‘Ndragheta, Italy’s biggest Mafia syndicate. The Martorano-Stefanutti clan was allegedly involved in drug trafficking, extortion, protection rackets and infiltrated trade unions.
The Belarusian Supreme Court declared on Tuesday a network of informal pro-democracy organizations a ‘terrorist movement’ after some of its members revealed that an oligarch had donated expensive cars to the regime the same year he was given control over the country’s tobacco industry.
Police in 20 countries arrested more than 1,000 people and seized over US$27 million in illicit funds during an Interpol-coordinated operation conducted between June and September against online fraud.
Australian authorities say they prevented cyber criminals from stealing over US$17 million from the country’s pension funds and launched a series of actions to stop further offshore money transfers, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) reported on Monday.
Hong Kong Customs said they seized approximately 27 million “suspected illicit cigarettes” last week during a raid on an industrial complex in the island’s Tuen Mun region and arrested a 31-year-old man.
U.S. authorities returned to Mali a massive trove of looted artifacts, which border officials in Texas discovered over a decade ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a statement.
Two Nigerian fraudsters were handed a combined sentence of over 22 years in federal prison on Monday for their part in a global network that is compromising business emails to trick employees into transferring company money to them, according to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) statement.
After the close of the 2021 Climate Change Conference (COP26), activist groups are saying that despite the focus on healthy oceans and maritime sustainability, one pressing topic remained unspoken -- illegal fishing.
Hong Kong Customs reported last week the seizure of a smuggling vessel carrying approximately 200 tonnes of frozen meat with an estimated market value of HK$5 million (US$642,000).