Ukraine’s National Police on Sunday detained the alleged leader of an shakedown gang on charges of extortion, handling weapons and coordinating organized crime activities.
When officers entered on Sunday morning one of the prison blocks in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay, they found it completely empty apart from one inmate trying to disappear through a tunnel that was dug from one of the cells to the outside of the prison walls.
Girls caught up in gangs are trapped in a cycle of threats and violence and are vulnerable to criminal and sexual exploitation, reports theGuardian.
A Portuguese criminal gang wound up under arrest Sunday, but not before it had managed to empty 15 safes of cash, jewelry and other valuables worth up to €200,000 (US$220 000), reports weekly newspaperthe Portugal News.
Brazilian authorities have arrested more than 115 suspected members of various criminal gangs, as well as government officials allegedly linked to organized crime and corruption, policeannounced Thursday.
At least 57 people were killed, including 16 decapitated, when two rival gangs got into a fight and started a fire at a Brazilian prison early Monday morning, the Associated Press reported.
Alleged members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang, including Brooklyn rapper Daniel “Tekashi 6ix9ine” Hernandez, are facing racketeering conspiracy and firearm charges in the Manhattan Federal Court.
US authorities arrested last Thursday more than 20 suspected members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang, better known as MS-13, for assault, racketeering and drug dealing. The Department of Justice also unsealed two indictments against more gang members, charging them with kidnapping, murder and racketeering.
Organized crime groups are running a criminal system out of prisons in Venezuela and the Maduro administration has only bolstered their power, InSight Crime reported Monday.
В США трое более чем из шести десятков членов группировки MS-13, официально обвиненных в преступлениях еще в 2016 году, осуждены за сговор с целью вымогательства. Об этом в понедельник сообщило агентство Reuters.
Spanish police said Wednesday they dismantled two Russian criminal organizations and arrested 11 in connection with laundering more than €30 million (US$35 million).
A Chinese court sent 14 elderly women behind bars for terrorizing people into paying debts by spitting, insulting, stripping or grabbing their victims by the genitals,media reported Tuesday.
U.S. authorities arrested Thursday dozens of suspected members of a gang tied to multiple serious crimes and seized their weapons, drugs, credit card making machines and other items.
U.S. authorities on Wednesday captured 21 suspected members of the MS-13 gang, one of the country’s largest and most dangerous criminal organizations, the Los Angeles Times reported.
When tropical storm Agatha hit Central America in May 2010, notorious Honduran drug traffickers saw an opportunity to launder their illicit money, the daily La Tribuna claimed in an exclusive report on Wednesday.
A crackdown on a gang network suspected of trafficking illegal arms and drugs throughout San Bernadino County, California, led to a total of 67 arrests, 35 of them on Thursday, police said in a press release.
Spanishpolice said Monday they arrested a senior member of the 18th Street gang, a major criminal organization in Central and North America, as part of an effort to stop an apparent push by the criminal organization into Europe.
Two Romanian men have been sentenced to 27 years each behind bars in Turin, Italy, for Mafia association, among other offenses.
A Slovakian gang with a United Kingdom (UK) base in Gravesend has been convicted of trafficking women from Slovakia to Great Britain for profit, the Slovak Spectator has reported.
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