Nigeria Seizes Record 1.8T of Cocaine

Nigeria’s law enforcement snatched 1.8 tonnes of cocaine in what officials described as the biggest seizure in the history of the country’s anti-drug agency.

Spanish Police Dismantle Europe’s Largest Money Laundering Gang

Spanish police arrested one of Europe’s biggest money launderers linked to an Irish criminal clan and dismantled the Spanish branch of his international network that used an ancient money exchange system to launder more than 200 million euro (US$199.26 million) in just over a year.

ILO: Number of People in Modern Slavery Increasing

Between 2016 and 2021, the number of people exposed to forced labor increased by nearly three million in part due to economic insecurity brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) says.