In the biggest bust for the state of Queensland–and the third largest in Australia–police seized 766 kilograms of pure MDMA powder on Tuesday and charged six people in connection with the case, including two UK citizens.
Mexican authorities arrested former minister Rosario Robles on Tuesday after prosecutors accused her of having diverted more than 5 billion pesos (US$250 million) from the public treasury, the New York Times reported.
A dispute within Israel’s State Comptroller Office over how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be able to finance his defense in three ongoing criminal corruption cases has led to resignations and growing concern about the direction of the country’ anti-corruption “watchdog”.
A corruption scandal involving a controversial ex-reality star, a businessman, a special prosecutor, and €1.5 million (US$1.68 million) stuffed into a Louis Vuitton bag, is both rocking North Macedonia and bogging down into a political mishmash.
An investigation by the UK authorities has found that “chicken shop gangs” are recruiting school children to deal drugs in exchange for free fast food and payments, Reuters reported on Monday.
In the latest of a series of legal proceedings against former Ecuadorian government officials, the ex-Minister of Transportation and Public Works returned to court Monday to broaden her statement on bribery allegations against her and several other administrators, the Quito newspaper El Comercio reported Monday.
A Supreme Court judge ordered on Monday the detention of a former army commander who was indicted last week for embezzlement and selling gun licenses to one of the most powerful organized crime groups in the country, a cartel that once served Colombia’s best known drug lord, the late Pablo Escobar.
Police in Toronto charged 60 people and seized over CAD$45 million (US$34 million) worth of drugs during two investigations into organized crime and the illicit drug trade.
Bullet-filled bodies of nine people were found early Thursday morning hanging on a bridge decorated with avocado murals in Uruapan, Mexico, photos posted to Twitter showed. Next to the bodies, a white banner hung with a message threatening residents if they helped certain individuals they would end up like the victims on the bridge.
The Vatican released Pope Francis’s renewed statutes for the governance of the Vatican Bank on Saturday, which will bring in an external auditor for the first time and introduce new ethical guidelines for members of the bank's staff.