Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested 17 people in connection with an international money laundering scheme, seizing vast quantities of drugs and cash, in an early morning raid on Monday. Three other members of the network remain at large, said the RCMP.
Six so-called jade scavengers died Sunday after a 150-foot cliff wall collapsed at a mine in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state, where local insurgents are fighting a war against government forces that is partly financed by the jade industry.
Jesus Eugenio Ramos Rodriguez has become the second journalist to be murdered in Mexico so far this year, after he was shot while having breakfast on Saturday morning.
Oil services provider Petrofac is facing a £400 million (US$514 million) lawsuit after one of its former executives pleaded guilty to bribery and corruption charges.
The former president of the Maldives was charged with grand corruption, money laundering and theft on Wednesday, the Diplomat, a Tokyo-based news magazine covering the Asia-Pacific, reported.
In a nationally televised interview, Nicos Anastasiades invited investigators to look into the Gold Visa program and if they found he was involved, he said, he would go to court -- or resign.
When Guatemala expelled a UN-backed anti-corruption commission in early January, the US issued only a vague statement that did not even mention the commission. US media outlets, including Foreign Policy magazine, are now claiming that the US Republican party was working behind the scenes to undermine the commission prior to the incident.
The primary whistleblower in South Africa’s state capture inquiry was among seven suspects who have been charged with corruption, money laundering, and fraud, Business Day, a daily newspaper in South Africa, reported.
In an effort to clampdown on political corruption and organized crime, Brazil’s new right-wing government unveiled a proposal Monday that would lengthen prison sentences and protect police who use deadly force.
Zambia’s Minister of Infrastructure and Housing was arrested this week for corruption, the Lusaka Times, an online newspaper, reports.