Moroccan human trafficking organisation broken up in Gibraltar and Spain
Forty-seven people have been arrested by the police forces of Spain and Gibraltar for alleged membership of a criminal organisation that trafficked Moroccans into Europe through Gibraltar and Spain. The investigation began in November 2018, when the Royal Gibraltar Police detected a significant increase in Moroccans from Tangiers arriving in Gibraltar with a visa...
January 17, 2020
Sicilian mafia arrests: dozens detained in connection with EU funds fraud
Italian investigators have arrested 94 people in a massive swoop targeting Sicilian mafia clans specialising in EU funds fraud. More than 600 agents from the Carabinieri and the financial crime agency, Guardia di Finanzia, were involved in the operation led by the anti-mafia directorate of Messina, Sicily’s third largest city, Italian media reported.
January 16, 2020
Council of Europe highlights "grey areas" in French anti-corruption policies
The Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption (Greco) has highlighted the persistence of “grey areas” in the fight against corruption in France and called on Paris to make more efforts to prevent corruption “within the executive”.
"The growing expectation of citizens as to the exemplary conduct of members of the executive (...) is...
Ukraine loses one percent of gross domestic product as a result of corruption in state enterprises, according to the country’s economy ministry. There is “tremendous corruption” among the 3,733 companies... read more →
Germany’s Public Prosecutor General believes that Russian intelligence agencies were behind the murder in Berlin of a former Chechen insurgent, and will therefore take over the investigation, in a move... read more →
Israel’s Attorney General has submitted the corruption indictments against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the president of the Israeli parliament (Knesset) on Monday. In a letter to the Knesset Speaker,... read more →
Malta has been plunged into a political crisis as the investigation into the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia prompts two ministers and the prime minister’s chief of staff... read more →
Authorities in Kosovo have charged two men in connection with the murder of Oliver Ivanovic, according to local media reports. Nedeljko Spasojevic, a former Kosovan police officer, and Marko Rosic,... read more →
Spanish National Police have dismantled a criminal group alleged to have trafficked women from Romania to Spain where they were sexually exploited in nightclubs and forced to sell and consume... read more →
Italian police have carried out a sweeping raid against the powerful 'ndrangheta mafia, resulting in the arrest of 334 people including lawyers, accountants, a former MP from Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza... read more →
A Dutch-Moroccan drug trafficker suspected of ordering the murders of several people has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates. Ridouan Taghi, often described as the Netherlands' most wanted criminal,... read more →
Europol has carried out a series of searches in several countries, resulting in nearly a dozen arrests and the dismantling of the second largest counterfeit money operation in Europe, the... read more →
Five people have been arrested in Ukraine in connection with the death of the Belarusian investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet who was murdered in a car bombing in 2016. The detainees,... read more →
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