Wildlife crime, from poaching to trafficking, remains a booming industry in East Africa. According to a recent report, it is a far more organized crime than previously imagined, and arrests need to be accompanied by financial investigations to truly dismantle the trade.
Federal prosecutors in the United States have accused the proprietor of a South Florida immigration agency as well as a group of five Cuban women and five Italian men with “marriage fraud” aimed at obtaining a U.S. resident visa unlawfully.
Spain’s National Police and tax authorities have seized 680 kilograms of hashish from a pleasure boat along the Costa del Sol, officials reported on Monday.
The motto for some European banks seems to be, “Do as we say, not as we do.”
Nearly 90 poor Moldovan women trafficked into “horrid conditions” as domestic workers in Italy have been rescued and the criminals arrested, thanks to police cooperation in Italy and Moldova.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned four Iranian intelligence officials on Friday for allegedly plotting to kidnap an Iranian-American journalist and human rights activist living in New York City.
Belarus authorities continue to keep the editor of the country’s oldest weekly and one of the last independent news outlets in the country incarcerated and have closed down the national journalist association in what is being seen as part of an ongoing crackdown on media.
In an operation that led to the arrest of 107 individuals, Spanish, German and Albanian police dismantled a clan-based organized crime network that managed cannabis plantations in Spain and is suspected of drug trafficking.
The European Union is investing millions of euros into the creation of a next-generation cybersecurity platform that could identify, fix and analyze cyberthreats quickly.