Once he becomes eligible for parole next month, Australia plans to deport convicted drug trafficker Francesco “Frank” Madafferi, who has been languishing in an Australian prison since 2014 for helping import from Naples, Italy, some 15 million ecstasy pills concealed in tomato tins.
A close associate of the incarcerated Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, said on Wednesday that Russian state prosecutors have urged a court to declare her guilty of violating COVID-19 safety standards and impose two years of limitations on her.
Following a two week trial, former Olympic kayaker Nathan Baggaley and his brother, Dru Baggaley, were formally sentenced on Tuesday to 25 and 28 years in prison respectively. They were found guilty in April by a Brisbane Supreme Court jury for attempting to import more than US$152 million worth of cocaine.
A rumored aphrodisiac. A cure for cancer and hangovers. A symbol of status and wealth. This is the value and function of rhino horns in Southeast Asia—and what drives its highly lucrative, and highly illegal, trade.
An Interpol operation involving 47 countries worldwide rounded up 286 people suspected of being members of human trafficking and migrant smuggling criminal groups and rescued 430 victims, according to a statement released on Monday.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Border Police (GPBiH) seized on Sunday more than 6,000 hemp plants from a camp for the production and cultivation of marijuana near the country’s western city of Velika Kladuša.
Four Democratic lawmakers called on the Biden administration to place sanctions on Israel-based NSO Group, and companies like it, after recent revelations from an international media investigation into how NSO’s Pegasus spyware was used to spy on heads of states, journalists and activists.
Just hours after being fired, Guatemala's top anti-corruption investigator fled on Saturday to El Salvador, claiming he had to "safeguard his life" and avoid being used by corrupt officials.
While some EU countries continue to pursue their reform processes, the EU noted democratic backslides in Poland and Hungary and some concerning trends in other countries, according to a new Rule of Law Report that monitored the state of media freedom, corruption, and judicial systems in the Union’s 27 member states over the past six months.