12/06 Illegal donkey skin trade is a ‘trojan horse’ for wildlife trafficking, claims charity. Vast numbers of donkey skins are being sold illegally on social media sites, a new investigation has revealed.
13/06 A double-edged sword: The role of technology in combating wildlife crime. New approaches are needed to develop, procure and implement technology in the wildlife crime response.
14/06 Powerful New Chemical Used to Cut Cocaine and Crack Found in São Paulo. Police in São Paulo have made a rare yet large-scale seizure of a chemical intended for industrial applications, but which is now being used as a novel cutting agent in the final stages of cocaine and crack production.
14/06 Most Wanted target arrested in Bulgaria. An alleged drugs supplier and one of the UK’s most wanted men has been arrested in Bulgaria.
14/06 Thieves make off with 20 freight containers at Mexican port. Thieves broke into a freight storage area at the Pacific coast seaport of Manzanillo and stole 20 freight containers loaded with partly refined gold and silver ore and television sets.
15/06 El Salvador’s Security Crackdown May Feed Gang Recruitment. Amid mass gang arrests in El Salvador, the already thin threads holding poor families together are being cut.
16/06 Rivals for the Throne – Can Argentina’s Alvarado Clan Threaten the Monos? The leader of the Alvarado Clan, one of Argentina’s top drug trafficking organizations, is back behind bars. But in the country’s criminal hotspot of Rosario, there is little chance this will truly harm Alvarado operations or their rivalry with the Monos.