Germany Cracks Down on Organized Crime after EncroChat Bust

Reported incidents of Organized Crime rose some 17% in Germany over the course of 2021, according to new statistics released by the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) but the spike in cases doesn’t necessarily point to a spike in crime but a spike in enforcement thanks to the dismantling of an encrypted messaging service criminals used.

Nigeria Mafia Cult Kingpins Arrested in South Africa

Pretoria arrested two cybercrime kingpins linked to Nigeria’s infamous mafia cult that operates as a transnational organized group.The two are suspected of wire fraud, access device fraud and money laundering.

German Police Raid Yacht of Russian Oligarch Alisher Usmanov

German police raided on Tuesday the luxury yacht of a Russian businessman suspected of laundering hundreds of millions via offshore companies, the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor's Office said. German media reported that the megayacht belongs to sanctioned Uzbek-born oligarch Alisher Usmanov.