Albanian mayor-elect steps down after accusations emerge of past drug trafficking conviction
The newly-elected mayor of an Albanian city has resigned from his post after allegations emerged that he had been convicted of drug smuggling in Italy 16 years ago.
The Albanian opposition Democratic Party, released what they say is an Italian police file on Valdrin Petri, who was appointed as the mayor Shkoder in northern Albania...
August 17, 2019
Israeli drug dealer flees Ukrainian police custody while awaiting extradition in airport
A convicted drug dealer has absconded from police custody in Ukraine hours before being extradited to his native Israel to face trial on charges.
According to reporting in the Times of Israel, Amos Dov Silver, the founder of a mass cannabis distribution network called Telegrass, escaped hours after the Ukrainian Supreme Court approved an extradition...
August 16, 2019
One ton of cocaine seized in French port of Le Havre
French customs officials confiscated cocaine worth around 74 million euros in the northern French port of Le Havre on Monday night. A ton of cocaine was discovered in a shipment of palm kernels from Ecuador, said Minister of Public Finance, Gérald Darmanin, on Wednesday evening. It was the largest cocaine discovery in France this...
A man with reported far-right connections has been arrested in Germany in relation to the murder of Walter Lübcke, a local pro-refugee politician, investigators announced on Sunday. The 45-year-old man,... read more →
Three Russian newspapers have published identical front pages in a show of solidarity with investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, who was accused of drug trafficking, in a case that has provoked... read more →
German police have opened a murder investigation after a regional politician from Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats was found dead last Saturday. Walter Lübcke, who was head of the regional council... read more →
A police raid targeting organised crime in Serb dominated northern Kosovo sparked violence and heightened diplomatic tensions on Tuesday after a Russian diplomat and several Serb police officers were arrested... read more →
Three men suspected of murdering Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have been formally charged, according to a statement by the Maltese Minister of Justice on Tuesday. The three detainees, brothers... read more →
Credit Suisse is under investigation for alleged money laundering involving a criminal organisation and the illegal drug trade. Swiss prosecutors are investigating alleged money laundering by a drug trafficking gang... read more →
Police in the Italian city of Turin have arrested three far-right extremists and uncovered a huge arsenal of weapons including an air-to-air missile in an anti-terrorist operation targeting Italians who... read more →
A multinational illegal prostitution network has been broken up investigators in 15 countries in an operation coordinated by Eurojust and Europol, the European police agency announced on Monday. Six people... read more →
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