15/03 – In southern Italy, the <a href=”https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/03/italy-mob-trial-rinascita-scott-history.html”>“Rinascita-Scott” trial</a>, the first so-called “maxi trial” of the ’Ndrangheta, began on January 13.
15/03 – The latest ENACT paper considers solutions Africa should take to limit the proliferation of <a href=”https://enactafrica.org/research/policy-briefs/an-explosive-situation-managing-arms-caches-in-africa-the-case-of-the-recsa-region”>small arms and light weapons on the continent</a>.
16/03 – A joint operation of the Uruguayan and Spanish authorities to dismantle an international sex trafficking network reveals that the South American country remains a <a href=”https://insightcrime.org/news/uruguay-remains-hub-for-trafficking-women-to-europe/”>hub for women trafficking to Europe</a>.
17/03 – Thailand has given the highest level of legal protection to the <a href=”https://www.traffic.org/news/critically-endangered-hornbill-gets-a-protection-boost-in-thailand/”>critically endangered helmeted hornbill</a>, a species heavily targeted by poachers and traffickers for its ivory-like casque.
17/03 – Polish border guards and Czech customs services, coordinated by Europol, dismantled a <a href=”https://border-security-report.com/polish-czech-operations-against-the-tobacco-mafia/”>criminal group</a> suspected of distributing illegal tobacco on a large scale in the Czech Republic.
18/03 – <a href=”https://www.dw.com/es/colombia-captura-a-importante-miembro-del-clan-del-golfo/a-56909941″>Colombian agents arrested Nini Úsuga</a>, alias La Negra, an important member of the Gulf Clan in charge of finances.
18/03 – <a href=”https://border-security-report.com/frontex-and-albania-strengthen-their-partnership/”>Frontex and Albanian authorities signed an agreement</a> to strengthen cooperation on border management and fighting cross-border crime.
19/03 <span class=”VIiyi” lang=”en”><span class=”JLqJ4b ChMk0b” data-language-for-alternatives=”en” data-language-to-translate-into=”es” data-phrase-index=”0″>The Spanish National Police dismantled a clandestine laboratory capable of producing <a href=”https://www.abc.es/espana/abci-desmantelado-laboratorio-clandestino-capaz-producir-650-kilogramos-cocaina-202103191127_video.html”>650 kilograms of cocaine</a> per month</span></span>
20/03 <span class=”VIiyi” lang=”en”><span class=”JLqJ4b ChMk0b” data-language-for-alternatives=”en” data-language-to-translate-into=”es” data-phrase-index=”0″>The Spanish Civil Guard dismantles a network that had defrauded about 3 million euros with the sale of <a href=”https://www.guardiacivil.es/es/prensa/noticias/7777.html”>protective sanitary material</a></span></span>