Colombia Dismantles the Los Maracuchos Gang

Colombian authorities said they arrested ten alleged leaders of “Los Maracuchos” criminal group, who engaged in a series of deaths of rivals and personal vendettas in Bogotá city since early this year, leaving at least 23 bodies inside plastic bags lying on the streets.

Azerbaijan Arrests Lawyer who Defends Political Opponents

Azerbaijani authorities arrested on Sunday the editor of an independent outlet and a lawyer known for defending journalists, activists and political prisoners, accusing them of bribery. Both have denied the allegations but will remain detained during a four-months-long investigation period.

Montenegrin Mafia Boss Killed in Turkey

An unknown attacker killed on Thursday the head of one of Montenegro’s two most violent criminal clans that have been fighting each other for years, the Serbian investigative outlet KRIK reported.