For authorities at Heathrow Airport June 1 proved to be far from business as usual, as they seized approximately US$5 million worth of solid gold bars being trafficked through the airport, a National Crime Agency (NCA) press release announced Saturday.
Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Culture wants to know where the money UNESCO granted for the management of two World Heritage sites went after suspicious documents emerged, hinting at corruption.
Apartments built by the construction company of the son of a Tajik government official were so poorly built that authorities said on Friday they will withdraw the firm’s licence. The poor construction did not prevent the father from selling out all flats during working hours from his government office.
Trying to diffuse public pressure, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced on Sunday that he would not seek re-election and would resign as head of the Puerto Rico New Progressive Party.
A hair salon in Athens offered migrants a make-over that made them look like the legal owners of the documents an organized crime gang gave them as part of a smuggling scheme.
Kazakh police detained poet Ramil Niyazov as he held a one-man anti-government protest on Thursday in Almaty, holding a banner that read “Publicity discloses the insignificance of authoritarianism. Nazarbayev, 1987.”
Transnational crime groups in Southeast Asia are growing increasingly aggressive and illicit businesses are generating massive growths in profit though the trafficking of drugs, people, and counterfeit goods, and other commodities, outlines a new United Nations report published Thursday.
Recently-elected President and former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy candidly expressed his growing awareness of the sizable challenge he faces in his crusade to uproot corruption in Ukraine, the campaign promise that paved the way to his surprising victory in April and one he says is still his “top priority.”
Moscow police detained six people suspected of illegal cash withdrawals, after the group’s monthly turnover reached 100 million russian rubles (US$1.59 million), TASS news agency reported Friday quoting the police.