New York prosecutors unsealed an indictment last week, charging six offshore financial services executives and a Swiss financial services company with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. of over US$60 million in taxes.
Spanish authorities coordinated a Europe-wide operation that targeted several transnational organized crime groups and resulted in 330 arrests and dozens of new investigations into drug smuggling and illegal firearms trafficking.
Spanish authorities seized more than 1,200 kilograms of cocaine off the coast of the Canary Islands, an archipelago frequently targeted by transnational crime groups as a launch point for European-bound cocaine shipments because of its geographical position.
Cheetah trafficking rates by sea from East Africa to Yemen reportedly increased by 58% between March 2020 and February 2021; once captured by poachers, these spotted cats are predominantly destined for the palaces of royalty and wealthy families in the Middle East and South-East Asia.
Authorities in the United Kingdom warned on Wednesday of scammers posing as County Court bailiffs who are sending emails attempting to force businesses and householders to make quick payments. In the U.S., meanwhile, officials report an increase of ransomware attacks.
The U.S. beef industry must be wary of who they import from lest they encourage the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, says a U.K.-based environmental NGO, Earthsight.
A U.S. court sentenced a Peruvian national on Tuesday to over nine years in prison for managing multiple call centres that scammed Spanish-speaking U.S. immigrants by threatening them with false legal charges unless they surrendered payment, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) said on Monday that although the European Union made more money available to member states so they can fight the pandemic, the financial impact of detected fraud against the EU budget continued to decline in 2020.