One of the highest ranking members of Group America, a prolific US-Serbian drug gang, may soon be set free from his prison cell in Peru after a criminal court of appeals ruled that he was denied due process, local media reported on Friday.
With the support of Interpol and the cybersecurity company Group-IB, Nigerian police have apprehended three cybercrime suspects who are alleged to have developed phishing links, domains, and mass mailing campaigns, the international police agency said on Wednesday.
The European Commission said on Thursday that it fined Teva pharmaceuticals, the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world, €60.5 million (US$72 million) for illegally delaying the entry of a cheaper generic version of a drug for sleep disorders.
Maltese authorities said on Thursday that they have arrested 15 people in connection with a highly sophisticated money laundering case. Media in Valletta claim the group smuggled fuel in cooperation with the Italian mafia and Libyan armed forces.
During a three months-long operation targeting dark web marketplaces, Europol and law enforcement agencies from Italy, Hungary and the U.K. analyzed 90,000 pieces of credit card data and prevented nearly €40 million (US$47.7 million) in losses.
U.S. prosecutors have charged a businessman with Venezuelan and Italian citizenship for laundering the proceeds of inflated contracts that were obtained by making bribe payments to officials at Venezuela’s state-owned energy company Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).
The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed a superseding indictment against several alleged members and associates of the Philadelphia branch of La Cosa Nostra (LCN), charging them with racketeering, loan sharking, extortion and drug trafficking.
As new technologies offer a world of opportunities and benefits in many sectors, so too do they offer new avenues and for organized crime. It was true at the advent of the internet, and it’s true for the growing field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to a new joint report by Europol and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Center.
Following intelligence provided by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Italian customs officers this week seized more than 4,000 counterfeit bearings originating from China. Authorities said installing such copies into machinery is dangerous.
Terrorist and organized crime groups are spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic in order to erode people’s trust in government or spread their ideology and gain more supporters, the UN warned in a report published this month.