More than 100 people were arrested in the Italian city of Bari and other localities on Monday as part of sweeping investigation into organised crime in the Puglia region. Charges range from attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping, possession of weapons, personal injury with aggravating circumstance and membership of mafia-style organisation. At the centre of the...
June 20, 2018
Major swoop on gun trafficking in Europe nets dozens of criminals, hundreds of weapons
Some 60 people have been arrested and more than 700 weapons seized in two operations against illegal arms trafficking coordinated by the European police agency (Europol) the police agency reported today.
The "Kolumbi" operation, the result of an investigation that lasted two years, was led by the Slovenian authorities and was carried out with the...
June 19, 2018
EU anti-fraud agency releases its annual report, Romania singled out as worst performer
Romania has seen the highest number of investigations into fraud cases involving European funds, according to the European Anti-Fraud Office's 2017 Report.
Eleven cases were concluded with regard to Romania, resulting in eight recommendations being issued.
As far as corruption regarding European funds is concerned, OLAF notes that there is a trend towards the existence of...
The executive director of the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, Bill Browder, has been arrested in Spain, according to Browder himself, who posted a photo taken from the back of... read more →
The Spanish National Police and the Police of Romania, with the participation of Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a 'multinational fraud' operation that swindled more than eight million euros through... read more →
Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through the financial institutions of the City harms the efforts of the British government to take a firm stand against the aggressive... read more →
Several hundred people have demonstrated today in front of the Montenegrin parliament building, in Podgorica, in the aftermath of the shooting of a journalist who has written about organised crime... read more →
French police in the northeastern city of Caen have broken up a Georgian criminal network, called the "Vory v Zakone", translating as thieves-in-law, which had been operating in the Normandy... read more →
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