Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Culture served notice to OCCRP's local partner Kloop on Friday, demanding that editors delete a news item allegedly containing false information within two working days, or the website will be blocked for up to two months.
West Africa has become a hotspot for pharmaceutical trafficking, according to a Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime report, with up to 80% of Burkina Faso and Guinea’s medical products in particular believed to have been smuggled in by criminals.
Fiji’s government announced Thursday that it was moving to deport six members of a powerful Korean doomsday sect from the Pacific country.
Police in New Zealand announced on Wednesday that its nationwide operation against gang activity has by August 31 resulted in more than 50,000 charges brought over a year after the crackdown began in the country.
The Taliban have, over the past few days, released nine journalists who had been detained in Afghanistan since August 11, facing allegations of collaborating with exiled or foreign news organizations, as reported by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Tuesday.
Thailand's Central Investigation Police (CIB) seized approximately 1,000 art artifacts and antiques on Tuesday and detained three people accused of illicit excavation and trading in antiquities.
Recent headlines about the multinational conglomerate 3M violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) through its bribery of Chinese government officials reveal a "very common practice" against proper compliance protocols in the business world, according to an international anti-corruption expert interviewed by OCCRP.
Spanish police stated they had dismantled a branch of the infamous criminal organization of Georgian roots, which was largely based in Madrid but moved around the nation, carrying out burglaries of vacant residences.
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi cannot be sued in the United Kingdom for bribery as part of his country's lawsuit against Credit Suisse and others in the US$2 billion "tuna bond" case, a London court ruled on Monday.
Cuban authorities have discovered human trafficking activities aimed at recruiting Cubans as mercenaries to fight for Russia in Ukraine, according to a statement by the country's Foreign Ministry (MinRex) on Monday.