Police Operation Targets Western Balkans Violent Gang

More than 30 suspects were apprehended last week in a multinational operation targeting a highly violent criminal group from the Western Balkans. The group was involved in large-scale drug and weapon trafficking across Europe.

Cryptocurrency Inexorably Linked to the Fentanyl Trade

Cryptocurrency has established itself as the preferred method of payment for transnational organized crime groups involved in the fentanyl trade, particularly those operating from China-based chemical precursor manufacturers.

Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Adopt Foreign Agent Law Again

A group of MPs in Kyrgyzstan has proposed a draft bill closely copying Russia's notorious foreign agent law. If passed, experts believe the new legislation will cripple civil society in the Central Asian nation.