Brazilian Federal Police assisted Paraguay’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) in the destruction of 1,132 tons of marijuana plants on the countries’ shared border as part of a new phase of Operation New Alliance (Operação Nova Aliança), a bilateral agreement to combat drug trafficking, Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security said in a press release Tuesday.
The former first lady of El Salvador, Ana Ligia Mixco de Saca, will plead guilty to her role in a corruption scheme that saw US$25 million of public money laundered during her husband’s presidential tenure, El Diario de Hoy, a leading newspaper in the country, reported.
The former head of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate, Laura Kovesi, was indicted late last week on charges of abuse of office and taking bribes, and has been forbidden from speaking to the media or traveling abroad.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft body, is preparing to suspend a multi-million dollar corruption probe into a newly-elected state governor, yielding to a constitutional provision that grants absolute immunity from criminal prosecution to an elected governor.
Gambia's official inquiry into the corruption of former President Yahya Jammeh found he had looted at least $363 million of public funds during his more than two decades in power.
Vietnamese customs has seized over nine tonnes of ivory found in a container shipment from the Republic of Congo, thought to be the largest ivory seizure in recorded history.
Members of the European Parliament passed on Thursday a resolution condemning the eroding rule of law across the bloc, and calling for continued investigation of the murders of two journalists affiliated with OCCRP in the past two years.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh would have not been able to rule from 1994 to 2016 without US and UK banks who had helped his corrupt and oppressive regime, Transparency International, TI, said Wednesday.
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) detained Tuesday a former minister on charges of embezzlement, the second minister to face prosecution in the past two years, the country’s Investigative Committee, known as Sledkom, said in a press release.