A Portuguese criminal gang wound up under arrest Sunday, but not before it had managed to empty 15 safes of cash, jewelry and other valuables worth up to €200,000 (US$220 000), reports weekly newspaper the Portugal News.
The chief of staff of the Maltese Prime Minister resigned Tuesday after a major suspect in the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta two years ago, mentioned his name, the Times of Malta reported.
German police need to treat the Monday theft of items worth €1 billion (US$1.1 billion) during a heist at Dresden’s “Green Vault” as a hostage situation if they are to get the artifacts back intact, an art recovery expert advises.
In a documentary released today, Al Jazeera uncovered corruption in the awarding of diplomatic posts in the Caribbean, and focused especially on Dominica’s current and former leadership and the alleged sale of ambassadorships for cash and other valuable favors.
Polish police have dismantled an organized crime group that helped smuggle more than 13,000 migrants into Poland en route to Western Europe over the past seven years, earning millions in the process.
China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced Sunday it has punished 4,217 government officials and state employees for their involvement in 2,848 cases of graft.
As the season’s first snow fell, nearly a thousand people marched peacefully in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek on Monday in response to a recent investigation by RFE/RL’s Radio Azattyk, OCCRP, and its local member center, Kloop.
Russian authorities launched two criminal cases Thursday, after discovering the theft of at least 11 billion rubles (US$172 million) of the 91 billion ($1.4 billion) invested in the country’s new space center -- Cosmodrome Vostochny, Reuters reported Thursday.