Labor abuse is rampant in both legal and illegal fisheries, researchers found when they looked at conditions at some 792 ports in a new study published in the academic journal, Nature Communications.
The insatiable thirst for gold among consumers, investors and tech companies is pushing criminal networks to exploit the hidden gold in the undergrounds of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
Blocked from international financial and gold markets following its invasion of Ukraine, Russia could use its influence in West Africa to exploit illicit gold markets and gold laundering to generate profits and move finances across borders, said a new report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC.)
With Russian oligarchs in the global spotlight and U.K. authorities holding his two executive jets, sanctioned billionaire Eugene Shvidler may be tempted to hide out in one of his US$15-million flats in central London, which have remained secret from the public until now.
United States prosecutors indicted a Russian oligarch for violating sanctions imposed against him in 2014 over his support for the Russian occupation of Donetsk, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
Spain’s Civil Guard arrested Wednesday three individuals accused of fraudulently selling high-quality sofas that in fact did not exist. Authorities report that the group has defrauded at least 175 people for over half a million euros.
In a coordinated international effort to disrupt malicious cybercrime activity, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned Tuesday a virtual currency exchange site and a Russian darknet marketplace, known to be the largest and most prominent in the world.
As the EU continues to target assets of Russian and Belarussian nationals over the invasion of Ukraine, Dutch customs have seized 14 yachts currently in their shipyards, most of them still under construction.
Some first saw it as a wall of light upon the waves, others a series of blips popping up out of blue on radar screens, while most only saw its effect in their waters being almost entirely depleted of fishing stocks.