31/01 The crime gangs cashing in by burying illegal waste. Organised crime gangs are illegally burying thousands of tonnes of waste across Scotland, a BBC investigation has found. Some of the rubbish is being brought up from the north of England by the gangs and is believed to include hazardous clinical waste from hospitals.
01/02 Laundered millions linked to Azeri politician forfeited. Millions of pounds derived from the Azerbaijan laundromat – a sophisticated international money laundering scheme – have been seized following a National Crime Agency investigation into money held in bank accounts linked to an Azeri politician.
02/02 Illicit Drug Production Has Surged Since Myanmar’s Coup. The political turmoil and instability unleashed by Myanmar’s coup has been a gift for the region’s drug syndicates, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said this week, with narcotics production and trafficking spiking in the year since the military’s seizure of power.
03/02 A hit against criminal network smuggling migrants from Greece to Germany. Officers from the German Federal Police CIU Halle (Bundespolizei CIU Halle) and Hellenic Police/Aliens Division of Attica (Elliniki Astynomia), supported by Europol, targeted an organised crime group involved in the smuggling of migrants from Greece to Germany and other EU countries.
05/02 Pair arrested in the Netherlands in organised crime probe. Two men have been arrested in the Netherlands in connection with alleged drugs and serious organised crime offences in Scotland police said. Police Scotland said they were detained over alleged drugs, serious organised crime and wilful fire-raising offences in Scotland.
05/02 Residents of the Argentinian capital block roads in protest over ‘killer’ cocaine arrests. Residents of a neighbourhood in the outskirts of the Argentinian capital have blocked the main motorway into the city for the third day running after the authorities made a series of arrests over tampered cocaine that turned deadly.