08/03 – Ukraine border guards prevented two attempts to smuggle cigarettes into Romania.
08/03 – The Brazilian criminal group Primeiro Comando da Capital has expanded exponentially, both inside Brazil and in Paraguay, over the last two years.
09/03 – Danish police arrested 13 individuals for their alleged role in smuggling counterfeit cigarettes, which were produced in a clandestine factory and destined for the United Kingdom.
09/03 –Mexicans will elect their deputies, governors and mayors on 6 June. The election campaign has already turned deadly—in just over six months, 66 candidates have been murdered.
10/03 – Judicial and law enforcement authorities in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, with the support of Europol and Eurojust, block the use of encrypted communications by organised crime groups.
10/03 – Violence in the Mexican town of Jerez has surged in 2021, as criminal groups fight for control of key drug transit and production zones.
11/03 – The Sinaloa and Jalisco cartels are the two largest criminal organisations with the greatest illicit involvement in the United States, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) security report.
12/03 – Spanish Police discovered a low-profile boat in the area of Malaga, which was probably used for trafficking between North Africa and the Iberian coast.
12/03 – Thai Customs, UNODC, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife Asia organised a two-day workshop to improve capacity and systems in combating wildlife crime through containerized shipping.
14/03 – Two DEA agents who infiltrated a drug trafficking network in Chicago (USA) dismantled a cell allegedly running the Sinaloa cartel.
14/03 – Spanish police arrested 12 suspected as part of an operation dismantling Madrid’s largest cocaine distribution network.