08/06 European and Australian police together with FBI seize weapons, drugs and $148m in cash in operation Trojan Shield. More than 800 suspected members of organised crime gangs were arrested in 18 countries, along with tonnes of drugs, cryptocurrencies, weapons and luxury cars seized. It relied on An0m, a supposedly secure encrypted messaging app developed by the FBI, that criminals were using.
10/06 Panama’s province of Colón, the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal, is seeing a staggering increase in drug seizures, raising questions about its role in the Central American cocaine pipeline, after a seizure of 1.8 tons of cocaine from a boat off the coast of Colón in a joint operation with Colombian authorities.
10/06 Operation Jumita led to 1.6 tonnes of cocaine seized, € 16.5 million confiscated and 29 people were arrested in the largest cash seizure from a criminal organisation in Spain. The criminal network controlled maritime traffic of containers from South America.
11/06 The Europe Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange (EU-TWIX) a dedicated online tool that enhances cooperation and information exchange between officials fighting wildlife crime celebrated 15 years in action. The database currently holds over 75 000 seizure records.
11/06 Mexico Authorities are on alert after two trucks hauling more than seven million rounds of ammunition were hijacked in Guanajuato, a massive heist that could escalate fighting in one of the country’s most violent areas. The stolen ammunition had an estimated value of $2.7 million.