28/03 Criminal network distributing fake dark web documents busted. An investigation by the French Border Police (Police aux Frontières/Police Judiciaire which forms part of the National Police) and the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional), supported by Europol, led officers to the dismantling of an organised crime group involved in the procurement and distribution of forged ID documents and travel documents in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Georgian authorities also supported the investigation through information exchange.
02/03 War in Ukraine: Arms Industry Sees Ukraine Conflict as an Opportunity. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has fortuitously presented many leading weapon makers joyous business opportunities which they extolled. News reports from the US revealed that Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, globally amongst the most advanced armament makers, for example, were openly telling their investors that the Ukraine conflict was good for business.
03/03 Spanish Police Busts Drug Trafficking Network Near Cadiz. Spanish national police have arrested thirty suspects involved in drug trafficking from Morocco to Spain, through Gibraltar. Police seized more than 3.5 tons of hashish during the raid. In addition to the confiscated hashish, police found two firearms, MAD 1,8 million (€170,000), six boats and eight vehicles, as well as gasoline bottles.
04/03 Nigeria: Impunity Fuels Illicit Financial Flows, Terrorism, Unodc Tells Nigerian Government. The UNODC said it will support Nigeria in implementing its laws on drug control, transnational organised crime, corruption and terrorism. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says the lack of punishment for corruption, terrorism and other forms of crime undermine public trust.
04/03 Kenya launches toolkit to combat illegal wildlife trade. The cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, said in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, that the toolkit is designed to help financial institutions identify, address and report suspicious transactions relating to illegal wildlife trade.