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.
In the latest crackdown on cryptocurrency fraud, China said it arrested 93 suspects of a criminal group that allegedly engaged in a sophisticated nationwide conspiracy to launder up to US$5.6 billion using virtual currencies.
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.
Venezuela captured the protagonist of one of the United States’ most infamous corruption scandals after he fled the United States weeks before his sentencing for allegedly having defrauded the U.S. Navy of nearly US$35 million.
German and Hungarian authorities arrested the alleged kingpins of a Hungarian gang of traffickers for sexual exploitation, dismantling the criminal network, according to Europol’s Tuesday press release.
A sex trafficker and pedophile who exploited dozens of vulnerable women and girls, endangered their health, and coerced them into having sex with him, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. federal court to 60 years in prison.
The U.K. announced Monday a wave of sanctions against Russian collaborators responsible for the illegal sham elections held in eastern Ukraine, which have sought to submit its people under the Kremlin’s rule at gunpoint.
In Bishkek today, Kyrgyz investigative journalist Bolot Temirov, who faced up to 20 years in prison on a series of charges, was acquitted on most of them.
The police in South Africa’s Gauteng arrested 1,450 suspects in weekend operations aimed at improving safety in the province – said a press release by the South African Police Service.