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AN OFFER HE COULDN’T REFUSE – MEMBER OF ITALIAN COSA NOSTRA ARRESTED IN GERMANY

On 7 May, following a joint investigation under the umbrella of Europol, and coordinated by the Italian State Police (Central Operations Service, Police HQ Catania and Adrano), with the collaboration of the German Law Enforcement Authorities, Polizei Darmstadt, one of the most important fugitives in Italy and member of the Italian Crime Syndicate COSA NOSTRA, […]

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EU-WIDE OPERATIONS IDENTIFY POTENTIAL VICTIMS AND SUSPECTS OF CHILD TRAFFICKING AND MIGRANT SMUGGLING

During an EU wide law enforcement operation against child trafficking from 9 to 13 October 2017, at least 34 minors and 1072 adults were found in vulnerable or potentially exploitative situations. 16 suspects of trafficking in human beings were arrested and several links to migrant smuggling, document forgery and drugs trafficking were identified. A simultaneous […]

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Violent crime in U.S. rose in 2016 vs. 2015

The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased for the second straight year, rising 4.1 percent in 2016 when compared with 2015 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes dropped 1.3 percent, marking the 14th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2016 statistics show the estimated rate […]

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Hong Kong Customs makes record seizure of ivory tusks

Hong Kong Customs seized about 7 200 kilograms of ivory tusks with an estimated market value of about $72 million on July 4 in a container from Malaysia at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. This is a record high in quantity for a seizure of ivory tusks over the past 30 years. Through risk […]

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14 arrests in takedown of massive child sexual abuse platform

In the past five weeks, the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office (Generalstaatsanwaltschaft Frankfurt am Main – Zentralstelle zur Bekämpfung der Internetkriminalität) and Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt) have arrested a number of individuals suspected of the serious sexual abuse of children and the distribution of large amounts of child abuse material online. The German authorities have also taken down the […]

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76 arrested during second international action on e-Commerce fraud

The eCommerce Action 2017, a joint law enforcement operation which took place in 26 countries from 6 to 16 June 2017, resulted in the arrest of 76 professional fraudsters and members of internet based criminal networks suspected of online fraud activities. The suspects were responsible for more than 20 000 fraudulent transactions with compromised credit […]

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WORLDWIDE OPERATION DRAGON SEES 52 COUNTRIES TEAMING UP TO THWART ORGANISED CRIME

Following the successful 2014 Archimedes, 2015 Blue Amber and 2016 Ciconia Alba operations, EU Member States, EU bodies1 and third partners2 have once again joined forces with Europol in this year’s Operation Dragon to counter organised crime networks involved in the priority crime areas3. Operation Dragon is the fourth series of joint action days (JADs) covered by the 2014 – 2017 EU Policy […]

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Euro banknote counterfeiting declines in first half of 2016

331,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the first half of 2016 Around 80% of the counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes All euro banknotes can be verified using the “feel, look and tilt” method Euro banknotes continue to be a trusted and safe means of payment Some 331,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were […]

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UK: ‘Sharp rise’ in reported hate crime – National Police Chiefs’ Council

Following increases in the reporting of hate crime to the True Vision website, the National Police Chiefs’ Council requested weekly returns on the hate crime numbers. These returns show 3076 hate crimes and incidents were reported to police forces across the UK between June 16 – 30 2016. This is an increase of 915 reports […]

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INVESTIGATORS TO FIND OUT MOTIVE OF KILLING 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN MOSCOW

In connection with reports of some mass media, which are trying to make a big stir from the words of the suspect of killing a 4-year-old girl in Moscow, I have to explain the following. As a rule a motive of a person long ago diagnosed with schizophrenia does not match the explanation they give […]

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International response to child abductions focus of INTERPOL meeting

LYON, France – Enhancing awareness of mechanisms to better address international child abductions was the focus of a meeting at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters. Bringing together some 150 participants from 20 countries, the symposium was attended by representatives from government, law enforcement, the legal and judicial sectors, and the European Union, as well as national […]

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ISIS crimes labelled as genocide by the European Parliament

On the EPP Group’s initiative, the abuse and persecution against Christians, Yazidis and other religious and ethnic minorities by the so-called ISIS/Daesh have been recognised by the European Parliament as genocide. In a Resolution adopted today, MEPs call on the UN Security Council to take action for recognising it as such. “It is an historical […]

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Metropolitan Police: Statement following inquiry report into the death of Alexander Litvinenko

Sir Robert Owen QC has today, Thursday, 21 January published his inquiry report into the death of Alexander Litvinenko. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) will be considering the content of this report and its conclusions carefully. This was a cold and calculated murder that caused immense suffering to Alexander and his family and one that […]

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EUROPOL: International action against DD4BC cybercriminal group

On 15 and 16 December, law enforcement agencies from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina[1], Germany[2] and the United Kingdom[3]joined forces with Europol in the framework of an operation against the cybercriminal group DD4BC (Distributed Denial of Service – DDoS – for Bitcoin). The action was initiated as part of a global law enforcement response against the […]

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:UPDATE: FIREARMS INCIDENT, MCDONALDS CAR PARK, ST. ANDREW’S QUAY, HULL: TWO PEOPLE IN POLICE CUSTODY

The scene of a firearms incident remains closed for CSI opportunities, whilst specialist officers continue to search for the outstanding vehicle and the offenders of the grey coloured Volkswagen Golf. It is believed at 11.35am today (Saturday January 2, 2016) shots were discharged by people from within the grey coloured Volkswagen Golf car into a […]

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Suspects Arrested in Thailand for theft of Burmese tortoises

Two suspects have been arrested in Thailand in connection with the sale of critically endangered Burmese star tortoises on Facebook, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA). Seven tortoises were confiscated from the home of one of the suspects upon his arrest on December 22 in Khon Khaen Province, in northeast […]

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INVESTIGATORS TO PRESS FINAL CHARGES AGAINST 5 KILLERS OF BORIS NEMTSOV

The Major Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee is investigating the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov committed in Moscow on February 2015. Today the investigators are going to press final charges against Zaur Dadayev, Anzor and Shadid Gubashev, Temirlan Eskerkhanov and Khamzat Bakhayev. They are going to be charged with a contract murder committed […]

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Woman dies following collision in Westerham

Kent Police has launched an investigation after a woman died following an incident in Westerham, Kent. Police were called to The Green in Westerham just after 10.30 am today (Thursday 24 Dec) to reports a car had crashed into the Costa Coffee shop. Paramedics treated six casualties. A woman aged in her 70s was pronounced […]

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California shooter’s spouse visa approved despite questions, lawmaker says

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte issued the following statement after reviewing Tashfeen Malik’s immigration file: Chairman Goodlatte: “After reviewing Tashfeen Malik’s immigration file, it is clear that immigration officials did not thoroughly vet her application. In order to obtain a fiancée visa, it is required to demonstrate proof that the U.S. citizen and foreign […]

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President Obama Has Shortened the Sentences of More People Than the Last 5 Presidents Combined

Today, President Obama is commuting the federal prison sentences of 95 men and women, most of whom committed nonviolent offenses. With this step, the President has now granted 184 commutations total — more than the last five presidents combined. Source: U.S. Department of Justice President Obama is committed to restoring the sense of fairness at the […]

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