In a massive operation that spanned four Brazilian states, authorities cracked down on a sophisticated money laundering network of the criminal gang Os Manos, arresting nearly 60 suspects.
Authorities across Europe took down last week one of the continent’s most active drug trafficking networks in a joint operation that culminated in the arrest of 39 individuals linked to the importation of over 57 tonnes of cocaine since last year.
Organized criminals in the western Balkans and particularly Albania are increasingly using the United Arab Emirates as a safe haven to hide both themselves and their money from law enforcement, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) found in a new analysis.
Illegal mining of Yanomami indigenous land in Brazil has soared in recent years, exposing the tribe to malaria, food shortages, sexual abuse and homicides, a recently published report revealed.
Italy put 95 suspects under restrictive measures in last week’s crackdown on two clans of the Neapolitan-based mafia group Camorra. The clans are believed to be controlling the drug trade and committing other crimes in parts of Naples they dominate.
U.S. courts sent three men behind bars for installing skimming devices on ATMs and gas pump pay machines to steal financial information from the credit and debit cards of unsuspecting victims.
In the fight against the illegal logging industry, Interpol reported Thursday the arrest of 69 suspects and the recovery of more than 80 truckloads of timber unlawfully forested from Latin America and the Caribbean.
A man responsible for running a multi-year underground criminal enterprise involved in threats, money laundering, fraud, and illegal gambling was sentenced to 51 months in prison by a federal court in New York. This is the second time he will serve prison for similar charges.
Spain said it will investigate allegations that the phones of several supporters of Catalan independence were infected with the controversial Pegasus spyware which only governments can buy.
Peruvian authorities arrested a prosecutor for allegedly having requested between US$5,000 and 30,000 in exchange for not pursuing criminal charges against outlaws in Peru.