22/11 GI-TOC uncovers the scope of contract killings linked to organized crime. At least 2,700 contract killings took place in 2019 and 2020 in more than 80 countries, enabling criminals to silence those who oppose them and dissuade efforts into investigating their activities, according to a Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) report.
23/11 India fully committed to international obligations on illicit arms trade: MEA Secretary at UNSC. MEA Secretary Sanjay Bhattacharyya reiterated India’s commitment during an open debate at the United Nations Security Council.
23/11 Colombia’s armed forces seize cocaine worth over $300 million. Colombia’s armed forces seized 10 tonnes of cocaine on Tuesday, the largest shipment so far this year, and destroyed two drug labs in an anti-narcotics mission in the southeast of the country, Defense Minister Diego Molano said.
25/11 Gangsters’ paradise: South Africa besieged by organised crime, says report. Global research reveals how sophisticated criminal gangs tightened their grip on Africa during Covid-19. SA has the dubious honour of being ranked Africa’s 10th most vulnerable country to organised crime, with mafias, arms smugglers, human traffickers and drug dealers running riot, according to a global crime index.
25/11 Cocaine worth €10m seized in major police operation at Dublin Port. The drugs were found in a container that had been at the port for some days.
26/11 End of the road for Romanian criminals targeting cargo transports. An organised criminal group involving 30 Romanian nationals has been apprehended following an operation conducted by law enforcement authorities in France, Germany and Romania, supported by Europol and Eurojust. The group is suspected of thefts targeting cargo transport rest areas along main road haulage routes between Romania, France and Germany. The group mainly targeted cargo shipments of alcohol and small electronics, stealing goods worth an estimated EUR 2.5 million.