Mozambique US$2B “Tuna Bonds” Trial Now Underway

The son of Mozambique’s ex-president and 18 bankers and government officials have faced the judge on Monday in a long-awaited trial over the so-called “tuna bonds” scandal involving US$2 billion worth of secret bank loans and bonds that plunged the nation into a financial crisis.

Report: Italian Mafia Exploits Cryptocurrency and the Deep Web

Italian Mafia groups, particularly ‘Ndrangheta, the country’s strongest and most powerful criminal syndicate, are growing more and more attuned to modern tools like cryptocurrency and the deep web, the Italian Anti-Mafia Directorate (DIA) said in their latest report covering the first half of 2020. 

Unorganized Crime: Unholy VPNs and Nutty Heists

Religious proscriptions against internet usage in Turkmenistan, Spain’s drug-smuggling grandmother, and beef between a trio of Swedish rappers that saw one of them kidnapped -- welcome to OCCRP’s oddities section, your irregular roundup of all things weird and criminal.