Italian authorities seized a record amount of cocaine, worth an estimated €250 million (US$277 million), hidden among cases of bananas.
Four members of a family have turned over more than a dozen properties across the United Kingdom and Spain worth US$10.3 million after British authorities accused them of buying them with dirty money.
An Ohio drug trafficker has pleaded guilty to laundering more than US$19 million of narcotics profit on the dark web over the course of two years.
Swedish police said that a violent Nigerian sex and drug trafficking gang, which allegedly often uses black magic - voodoo - to coerce people into crime, has started spreading throughout the country, theSVT Nyheter reported last week.
Police found more than 40 skulls, 70 bones and a fetus in a jar during a raid on a suspected drug trafficking hideout in Mexico City on Saturday. The odd find came a few days after 31 cartel member suspects were arrested.
The man who was until last week in charge of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s infamous war on drugs is now being accused of having resold the confiscated drugs along with a dozen colleagues, the BBC reported this week.
A U.S. court found the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez guilty of participating in the smuggling 200,000 kilograms of cocaine into the United States while relying on "state-sponsored drug trafficking."
Following a two-year investigation codenamed Operation “Gangster’s Paradise,” a judge sentenced 34 people for drug trafficking and money laundering, the US Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Tennessee announced in a Thursday press release.
The family of imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo'' Guzman is planning on building Mexico’s first indigenous university and hopes President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado will lay the cornerstone, according to a lawyer claiming to represent him.
Authorities in 16 European countries have arrested hundreds of suspects and seized drugs worth more than US$90 million in a Europol-coordinated crackdown.
A new study is linking the United States’ attempts to enforce stricter border controls to increased corruption among officers at the nation’s crossings, with the author warning it’s “only the tip of the iceberg.”
The Dutch government is looking to hire 445 more officers for a specialized narcotics unit, as the fallout continues from the assassination of a criminal defense lawyer.
In the biggest bust for the state of Queensland–and the third largest in Australia–police seized 766 kilograms of pure MDMA powder on Tuesday and charged six people in connection with the case, including two UK citizens.
Uruguay’s reputation for stability on a continent wracked with political and social unrest has made its law enforcement authorities too complacent to prevent the country from becoming a drug trafficking hub in recent years, German broadcasterDeutsche Welle reported Tuesday.
Brazilian police arrested on Monday two Italian mafiosi who are considered by European and American anti-drug authorities to be the world’s main cocaine brokers.
The Guatemalan electoral court forced a mayoral candidate to give up his reelection campaign because of cocaine trafficking allegations, according to Reuters.
In just one year Egyptian authorities seized a record LE3.4 billion (US$178 million) from money laundering crimes, government officials said on Tuesday.
Brazilian Federal Police assisted Paraguay’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) in the destruction of 1,132 tons of marijuana plants on the countries’ shared border as part of a new phase of Operation New Alliance (Operação Nova Aliança), a bilateral agreement to combat drug trafficking, Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security said in a press release Tuesday.
The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested on Monday woman who is thought to have supplied Albanian organized crime syndicates with some 500 UK passports.
Law enforcement and customs authorities from 16 European countries dismantled a massive network trafficking in medicines, arresting 435 suspects and seizing goods worth US$185 million in a Europol-coordinated operation known as “MISMED 2,” the organization announced in a press release on Friday.
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