Illegal Copper Mine Shutdown in Brazil

Brazilian authorities closed on Tuesday an illegal copper mine that operated with 26 workers in slave-like conditions. Two Brazilians and a Chinese were identified as the ones running the mine, which had up to 14 illegal extraction points. Police presumes the extracted ore was taken to China.

Europol Busts Sham Weddings Idyll in Cyprus

Fifteen people, including four deemed “high-value targets,” were apprehended in a Europol-coordinated operation aimed at dismantling a network orchestrating sham marriages to aid illicit immigration into the European Union, Europol said Wednesday in a statement.