Organized Crime

62-year-old ‘godmother of crime’ arrested

A 62-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly running several crime syndicates for the past 16 years in Sangam Vihar, the police said on …

Crime

Wanted woman involved in 113 crimes held in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A woman gangster involved in 113 crime cases and counted among top five dreaded women criminals in Delhi was arrested early …

Crime

Fijian national charged over 50kg cocaine haul to Australia

A 29-year-old Fijian national has been arrested for allegedly trying to import 50 kilograms of cocaine. The drugs were said to be concealed in a …

Border Force

Bridge disaster a stark reminder of how mafia, corruption have left Italy's infrastructure crumbling

Rather than dumping rivals into wet cement, organized crime groups imperil people’s lives by poorly building bridges, tunnels, roads and apartment …

Italy

Insight Crime Analyzes Growing Violence and Homicides In Costa Rica

Click image to enlarge<p>InSight Crime, a foundation dedicated to the study of organized crime in Latin America, analyzed the growing violence in Costa …

Costa Rica

Neglect, corruption and mafia infiltration: Genoa bridge collapse shines spotlight on Italy's woeful infrastructure

It has been the stuff of macabre legend for years – that those who cross the Sicilian mafia end up encased in the concrete pylons of viaducts and bridges.<p>The truth about the mafia and construction, however, is more prosaic – and far more lethal.<p>Rather than dumping rival gangsters into wet cement, …

Italy

Estina dairy farm accused back in court on corruption charges

Bloemfontein - Eight suspects linked to the Gupta brothers will be back in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Friday to face fraud and corruption …

Corruption

Cocaine worth €85k and guns seized in raid on Dublin gang

<b>A GARDA raid on a property in Dublin has resulted in €85k worth of cocaine and guns being found.</b><p>Two handguns and a large amount of crack cocaine were …

Crime

Two arrested in Chile over bomb threats that caused flight chaos

(Reuters) - Chilean police arrested two men over bomb threats that grounded nine commercial airplanes in Chile, Peru and Argentina on Thursday.<p>A specialist organised crime unit arrested one, 29-year-old Chilean man in the northern city of Antofagasta overnight after using cellphone triangulation to …

Extremism

Six Chinese family members accused of smuggling millions of cigarettes into Australia by hiding them in tiles are charged with laundering $11 million in organised crime money

A Chinese family allegedly laundered at least $11 million of dirty money for organised crime groups, after federal police seized illegally imported …

Corruption

Fentanyl designed to look like heroin; police seize $1M in drugs

Fentanyl

U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday.<p>The new effort comes amid …

Mexico

Fears organised crime gangs are using 3D-printed guns

Dangerous and potentially deadly homemade 3D-printed guns are being discovered in Australia in record numbers.A month ago, Queensland Police found …

Guns

'Heavy duty' stun guns seized in Pembroke raid

A 57-year-old Pembroke man faces weapons charges after police seized a pair of “heavy duty” stun guns, which are classed as prohibited …

Guns

City police squad foils £25m of fraudulent online scams in just six months

A specialist police unit backed by the City has foiled £25 million of frauds in the past six months, it was announced today.<p>The Dedicated Card and …

UK News

HOW THIS IS MONEY CAN HELP

Royal Bank of Scotland faces fresh embarrassment after it emerged its bankers joked about destroying America's housing market before the financial …

Investing

Victor Molosi ‘killers’ charged with premeditated murder

The high-profile murder case of Mzukisi Victor Molosi gained momentum as the three suspects arrested on Wednesday morning in connection with his …

Crime

NZ avocado shortage leads to crime wave

New Zealand avocado growers are scrambling to keep up with demand as interest in the highly desired fruit continues to skyrocket and organised crime …

New Zealand

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Housing Market

One of Europe's 'most wanted' arrested in Watford

<b>The suspected head of a Romanian organised crime network is facing extradition after he was arrested in Hertfordshire.</b><p>Florin Ghinea, 43, listed as one of Europol's most wanted men, was detained as he left a gym in Watford on Tuesday.<p>Ghinea, nicknamed "Ghenosu", is wanted by the Romanian authorities …

Crime

Man arrested after cannabis herb worth €24,000 seized from Dublin house

Gardai have arrested a man after cannabis herb worth 24,000 euro was seized from a house in Dublin on Tuesday morning.<p>Gardai raided the property in …

Cannabis

'Squeaky clean' businessman being quizzed over drug bust

Yesterday gardaí seized over €250,000 worth of drugs and cash as part of an ongoing operation against the Limerick based crime group.<p>The mob are a …

Corruption

Criminals using refugees as "fronts" for organised crime

Asylum seekers and other newly arrived immigrants to Sweden are being led into committing white collar crimes by organised criminals, reports Swedish …

Sweden

Bikie laws could target Collingwood, Holden fans, Tasmanian Labor MP warns

Collingwood football jumpers and Holden t-shirts could be swept up in the Tasmanian Government's proposed anti-bikie insignia legislation, Labor …

Australia

Documents Show Cyberattack In California Race

“FBI agents in California and Washington, D.C., have investigated a series of cyberattacks over the past year that targeted a Democratic opponent of …

Cybersecurity

Firebomb attacks on homes and cars as Melbourne suburban crime war escalates

A series of firebombings have hit Melbourne's suburbs as part of an escalating gang war.<p>Properties linked to Mohammed Oueida, a significant organised …

Middle East

'These stories are our defence against organised crime': the mafia on film

You won’t recognise a member of the mafia. Whether you’re in Naples, Paris, London or Mexico City, you wouldn’t know the member of a crime syndicate from the next guy. Actually, it’s always been like that: the mafia have always looked exactly the same as their law-abiding neighbours. Omertà, or the …

Film (UK)

Cyber Criminals Are Planning Widespread ATM Heists, Brian Krebs Says

An organized crime ring is likely to attempt a “large-scale theft” of cash from U.S. ATMs in coming days, a closely watched cyber-security website …

Cybersecurity

City centre stabbing could be linked to prostitution gang

A collision on Beresford Place ground traffic to a halt in Dublin city centre yesterday and it subsequently emerged that an assault had occurred …

Crime

Durham PCC calls for 'radical change' on drugs policy

<b>Decriminalising illegal drugs for personal use would save lives and reduce organised crime, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.</b><p>Durham PCC Ron Hogg wants a system similar to that in Portugal, which decriminalised possession in 2001.<p>It now has one of the lowest rates of drug deaths in …

Organized Crime