It has for some time now been fashionable in certain circles to accuse consumers of being complicit in modern slavery. The argument goes that by paying for goods or services made possible as a result of forced ..
Despite last year’s high-profile takedowns of hidden illicit marketplaces Hansa and AlphaBay, the dark web drug trade continues to thrive. Almost as soon as one site is knocked offline, vendors are quickly ..
Police in London have arrested nine people in overnight raids targeting a major gang after a series of brutal knife and gun murders in the UK capital. The pre-dawn raids on eight properties in the west ..
Police in the Nigerian city of Lagos have recovered more than 200 illegally-held firearms, a local law enforcement official has revealed. Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, state police commissioner ..
Multi-billionaire American businessman Michael Bloomberg today pledged to spend $20 million on founding a new international watchdog to monitor the deceptive practices employed by big tobacco companies ..
Fears have been raised that a planned hike in so-called “sin taxes” on products such as tobacco and alcohol in South Africa could play into the hands of smugglers. During his budget speech in South ..
The trafficking of migrants remains a profitable and widespread criminal activity for organised crime groups in the European Union, despite a significant decline in the number of would-be refugees arriving ..
Federal police in Germany have closed down 62 brothels across the country as part of a major nationwide crackdown on an organised crime gang involved in forced prostitution and human trafficking. The operation, ..
An investigation conducted by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has revealed that organised criminal gangs are bribing pharmacists and wholesalers to supply them ..
A businessman from the north east of England has been jailed for a year after being found guilty of flooding the UK with millions of fake Viagra pills. David John Pearson, 59, was found guilty of illegally ..
Chinese border force officers have broken up a criminal gang that used drones to smuggle iPhones estimated to be worth $79.8 million from Hong Kong to the south-eastern city of Shenzhen. In what is thought ..
A court in Japan has sentenced the final member of a nine-man gang responsible for the largest seizure of illicit gold ever confiscated in the country. Lin Yashan, a 43-year-old Chinese national, was today ..
A Canadian woman has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to helping smuggle cocaine estimated to be worth more than $21 million into Australia on a cruise ship. Melina Roberge, dubbed the “cocaine ..
Police in Australia have arrested a woman from Brisbane who is alleged to have ordered drugs on the dark web from a UK-based dealer. In December last year, officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) ..
Portuguese and Spanish police have closed down an illicit money-printing shop during a Europol-backed operation. Investigators arrested two men and one woman, aged between 21 and 55, who were allegedly ..
North Korea may have perfected a method of creating extremely high-quality counterfeit $100 bills. A number of near-perfect fake US banknotes have recently been discovered in neighbouring South Korea, ..
Authorities in Libya are considering the introduction of new measures designed to thwart fuel smugglers who are costing the beleaguered country’s economy and estimated $750 million a year. The Chairman ..
Libyan navy officers on Wednesday impounded an oil tanker and arrested its crew on suspicion of fuel smuggling. A spokesperson for Libya’s navy said the Togo-flagged ship and its Greek crew members, ..
Cyber criminals are raking in CEO-level salaries while facing little threat of being caught and punished, according to a study commissioned by online security firm Bromium. The 11-month investigation revealed ..
Thieves have stolen 600 powerful servers specifically designed to mine Bitcoin from data centres in Iceland. In one of the most audacious series of raids in the tiny Nordic island’s history, the computers ..