Prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina charged 16 people for helping some 850 migrants illegally enter the EU by secretly crossing into Croatia, the Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
A jury in San Diego has indicted eight individuals for defrauding elderly victims of over US$2 million by convincing them that a close relative - often a grandchild - had been arrested, or was in dire legal trouble, and needed their help.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it would begin remitting over US$200 million in funds forfeited in connection with the 2015 FIFA corruption scandal which rocked the world of professional soccer.
Montenegrin police arrested two people and seized more than a ton of cocaine in the largest catch in the history of the tiny Balkan country, the Interior Ministry stated Friday.
Satoru Nomura, the 74-year-old head of the Kudo-kai Yakuza syndicate in the Fukuoka prefecture of Japan, was handed the death penalty on Wednesday for ordering four civilian attacks, including one murder.
Just days after the opposition leader and former presidential candidate fled the country, prosecutors in Mexico have accused Ricardo Anaya of taking a US$525,000 bribe tied to Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
With as much as US$20 billion generated annually, the illegal wildlife trade is a massive and global business that is becoming increasingly difficult to police as much of it has been moved into cyberspace, according to the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC,).
The U.S. sanctioned three Paraguayan citizens under the Magnitsky Act on Tuesday for orchestrating a series of global corruption schemes totalling approximately US$1 billion.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) warned on Wednesday of scammers pretending to be police officers when calling or sending emails to potential victims, claiming their bank accounts were tampered with and then tricking them into sending money to special bank accounts they have set up.