Diosdado Cabello. Pic: GlobovisionSeveral top Venezuelan officials, including the National Assembly President, are being investigated by the United States over their alleged role in the country’s growing drugs trade, according to reports.
Romanian authorities arrested a man thought to have been trafficking drugs and found he was a violent criminal wanted internationally for murder, according to police and local news sources.
Turkish police have seized 358 kilograms of heroin from a flat in Istanbul.
A court in Bosnia and Herzegovina has delivered a prison sentence of 40 years to an organized crime kingpin who murdered five people including a pregnant woman, whom he buried in decorators' plaster.
Croatian authorities seized more than 140 kilos of heroin at a Croatia-Serbia border crossing on Monday.
Raids ordered by Romanian prosecutors resulted in a court hearing Wednesday for 46 peoplesuspected of drug trafficking.
Mexican police have arrested Omar Trevino Morales, leader of Los Zetas – one of the country's largest and most dangerous drug cartels.
Police in Bosnia and Herzegovina have arrested a senior appeals court judge who is suspected of taking bribes from two men whose sentences were overturned on appeal last year.
Moldovan law enforcement arrested five alleged drug traffickers and seized 100 kilograms of hashish en route to Chisinau, authorities reported Friday.
Safet Kalic, alleged Montenegrin narcotic trafficker, was extradited from Austria to Germany on Tuesday.
Prosecutors in Sofia have charged eight alleged members of an organized crime group with arson, attempted murder, firearms possession and drug offences. They face trial in Bulgaria’s anti-mafia court.
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