08/11 – 44 arrested in Poland in a sting targeting online child sexual exploitation. Officers from the Polish the Central Cybercrime Bureau raided 82 locations and seized 15 500 files depicting sexual abuse of children
09/11 – 350 tonnes of dangerous fireworks seized in Germany and the Netherlands. An investigation by the German Regional Police (Landespolizei Osnabrück), the Dutch National Police (Politie) and the Dutch Prosecution Office of Amsterdam (Functioneel Parket), supported by Europol, led to the dismantling of a criminal network involved in the illegal trafficking of fireworks.
11/11 – From Negotiations to Sanctions – Busy Time for Crime in Haiti. After Haitian authorities reclaimed control of the country’s largest fuel terminal, a flurry of sanctions and arrest warrants against politicians and gang leaders materialized in the past week. InSight Crime analyzes several recent developments involving some of the country’s most serious criminal actors.
11/11 – Booming trade in mammoth ivory may be bad news for elephants. Paleontologists are urged to shun unscrupulous fossil collectors who feed the market. Huynh argued that the growing trade in ivory from the ancient carcasses now emerging as Arctic permafrost thaws is sustaining a global market that leads to the death of living elephants.
11/11 – Could Venezuelan Military Finally Bring Bolívar’s Illegal Gold Miners to Heel? The Venezuelan government has placed small-scale miners and rogue mining gangs in its crosshairs, as shown by a major military deployment in the country’s valuable southern gold mining region.