Chilean authorities arrested nine suspected members of a Latin American criminal group, which is said to have trafficked at least 267 children as young as six years old, Interpol reported on Monday.
People are the most traded commodity in the world of organized crime, but whatever the criminals choose to make profit from, in most cases they have the blessing of state actors, a Swiss-based civil-society organization said in its first Global Organized Crime Index, which attempts to quantify criminal activity across the 193 U.N. member states.
A 36-year-old Australian suspected of being connected to two outlaw motorcycle gangs and believed to have been laundering money will have to forfeit about US$1.3 million to the Commonwealth, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Sunday.
In a join operation, Romanian and British authorities saved over 50 victims of labour exploitation, charged 11 and identified another 18 people suspected of belonging to a Romanian-based organized criminal group, Eurojust reported last week.
A Canadian citizen who allegedly gave voice to the media and propaganda efforts of the Islamic State (ISIS) was charged by U.S. federal prosecutors on Saturday for conspiring to support the terrorist organization’s crimes against humanity.
Assassinations have long been part of criminal and often even political economies in east and the south of Africa, but according to a new report by a Swiss-based independent civil-society organization, they are decreasing now after a long period of rising rates in Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa.
Law enforcement agencies from eight countries in Europe arrested 61 suspects and seized more than four tons of cocaine, as well as money and luxury vehicles during last week’s crackdown on a Balkan drug cartel suspected of running the continent’s largest cocaine trafficking network.
Hours after they were published on Sunday, the Pandora Papers revelations about how part of the globe’s elite has used offshore companies to evade taxes and park undeclared wealth in real estate and other assets have prompted outrage and calls for investigations.
The U.K. authorities sent on Friday a truck driver from Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, behind bars for nine years for trying to smuggle 40 kilograms of cocaine into the country, the National Crime Agency reported.
French courts sentenced former president Nicolas Sarkozy to one year in prison after ruling that he was guilty of illegal campaign financing during his 2012 bid for a second presidential term.