06/12 Cocaine Comrades: The Balkan ties of a fallen Colombian drug trafficker. From Marcos and Soldado to Tito and Chiquito, the drug trafficking ties between Colombia and the Balkans run deep.
08/12 Europol Pandora Papers report warns of ‘parallel underground system’ exploited by criminal networks. In an interview with ICIJ member Kristof Clerix, Europol director Catherine De Bolle said the Pandora Papers showed that criminals were using offshore jurisdictions where there were “few rules and little supervision.”
10/12 Thousands gather virtually to share knowledge of virtual assets-based money laundering and other crypto-enabled crimes. The 5th Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies on 7-8 December 2021, co-organised by the Basel Institute on Governance, INTERPOL and Europol, saw several thousand participants from the public and private sectors gathering to exchange knowledge on virtual assets-based money laundering and related risks in the crypto sphere.
11/12 UNODC report uncovers $1.7 trillion corruption, organised crime in global sports. The report, which is the first-ever Global Report on Corruption in Sports flags urgent need for unified, international response to corrupt practices in sport, according to the statement.
11/12 Passenger from Amsterdam arrested at Lanzarote airport with 20 kilos of heroin. He was caught in the random checks carried out on passengers and tried to bring the drug onto the island on a flight from Amsterdam.
11/12 250 kilos of heroin seized in high seas by Sri Lanka Navy. A special operation mounted by the Navy in international waters led to intercept a foreign fishing vessel carrying a large consignment of narcotics, with 06 suspects aboard. It is believed that the 225 packets of narcotics, contained in 09 sacks, weigh over 250kg.