Myanmar seized the largest quantity of synthetic drugs in the history of Southeast Asia and uncovered first evidence of fentanyl production in the region, the United Nation Office for Drug and Crime (UNODC) announced on Monday.
Ukraine has in recent years blacklisted hundreds of UK companies, with more than a third registered in Scotland, according to a recent investigation published over the weekend by openDemocracy.
The European Public Prosecutor’s Office, EPPO, said it was concerned by Malta’s failure to nominate to the body its three candidates for the country’s representative in the College of Prosecutors which consequently delays the start of the EPPO’s operations.
Latvia’s Prosecution Office pressed charges against 11 people, including former Swedbank’s employees, accusing them of money-laundering, the bank’s Latvian branch announced on Thursday.
Authorities in the UK have jailed four members of a gang that smuggled hundreds of kilograms of cocaine into the country concealed in frozen chickens.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed last week that hackers tied to the Russian military intelligence, GRU, have compromised her email accounts and those of other Bundestag lawmakers back in 2015.
The head of Lithuania’s ruling party threatened LRT, a partner organization of OCCRP, on Friday over an investigation he called politically motivated. The outlet published a story the day before alleging that a minister was involved in a kickback scheme.
It’s been an eventful week for Mexico, with the extradition of two high-profile cartel members to the US, threats made against a national newspaper by organised criminals and the seizure of a gold-plated assault rifle from the leader of a murderous syndicate calling themselves ‘The Women with Moustaches.’
Authorities in Spain have arrested 18 people, including a former football player, for smuggling a ton of cocaine hidden in the fibres of cardboard fruit boxes.
An unusual drug smuggling effort from 2018 may soon get an epilogue after prosecutors in the Hungarian city of Csongrad raised charges this week against three men suspected of having tried to use a paraglider to deliver drugs from Serbia to Hungary.