The United States activated its extradition treaty with Cyprus, extraditing last week one Cypriot and one Lebanese citizen from the Mediteranean island to face justice in the United States. It is the first time in history a Cypriot has been extradited to the US.
Authorities in Italy have announced two successful organised-crime busts in the last few days, including the seizure of a shipment of cocaine hidden inside coffee beans marked for delivery to the fictional nemesis of a cinematic action hero.
Amid a global surge for medical supplies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, an Interpol-coordinated operation across the Middle East and North Africa seized thousands of counterfeit medical masks and drugs.
A recently leaked document from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reveals the agency is aware that criminals have “ever-increasing opportunities” to launder money through the country’s several trillion dollar private investment fund industry.
The president of Mexico has again refused to deploy the army against the country’s cartels, saying “evil must be confronted with good” in response to a showcasing of firepower by one criminal organisation in a video posted online.
A recent investigation has found that private companies in Kyrgyzstan are illegally obtaining lucrative public procurement contracts by rigging auctions online, in some cases suggesting possible collusion with government agencies.
US authorities have charged 11 alleged members of a criminal group operating on the Hawaiian island of Oahu with a combined 22 offensives ranging from bank fraud to murder-for-hire - 17 of which included the group's leader Michael J. Miske Jr.
The Marina Bay Sands, a casino in Singapore owned by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, agreed to pay a settlement of US$6.5 million to a Chinese gambler who claimed that the sum had been withdrawn from his account and transferred to other guests without his approval.