Bulgarian authorities put on Tuesday a current and a former member of Bulgaria’s Gambling Commission under house arrest after prosecutors accused them of being part of an organized crime group that is being headed by a private lottery owner believed to be the country’s richest man.
The leader of an Estonia-based Russian organized criminal group that has been trafficking illegal drugs since the 1990s has been arrested in Mijas, Spain, the Spanish National Police announced Tuesday.
Nearly four years after she was put under house arrest, Uzbekistan authorities explained on Friday for the first time what the daughter of late President Islam Karimov has been convicted of and announced additional charges.
Kyrgyz law enforcement officers arrested a criminal gang suspected of murder, robbery, vehicle theft and other crimes, Kyrgyz Interior Ministry’s press service reported Monday.
A brutal fight between rival gangs in a Mexican prison left 28 people dead and three wounded, media reports confirmed Thursday.
Chinese-led organized criminal networks have turned an obscure southern port town into the world’s largest hub for ivory trafficking, according to a report published Tuesday.
Italian police say the Sicilian Mafia Cosa Nostra is allegedly collaborating with a Nigerian organized criminal group called the Vikings, which is now controlling drug and prostitution rings in Palermo, media reported Wednesday.
Romanian authorities said Tuesday they detained six people suspected of belonging to an organized criminal group that trafficked children to Paris and forced them to steal and beg on the streets.
Italian police busted an organized crime ring allegedly involved in drug trades, illegal car trafficking and extortion resulting in 37 arrests, state police said in a statement released Tuesday.
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