At the beginning of March, the owner of a small US business accused online retail behemoth Amazon of profiting from the sale of cheap Chinese counterfeits. In a blog post on his company’s website, Elevation ..
Earlier this month, Nigeria’s National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) was forced to deny allegations it had hired witch doctors to help prevent young women being smuggled ..
Police in the Australian state of Queensland have seized nearly 900 firearms in a crackdown ahead of the Commonwealth Games, which the Gold Coast is hosting in April. In a statement, the Queensland Government ..
Three men have been accused by US prosecutors of smuggling as many as 50 guns into New York City by bus and storing them inside a gym where one of them was employed. Maquan Moore, 29, who worked as security ..
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 ..
US anti-slavery charity Polaris has announced that cases of human trafficking reported to its national hotline and SMS service rose by 13% last year, and that people who got in touch with the organisation ..
Police in Spain have disrupted a major Chinese human trafficking gang that charged migrants €20,000 ($24,748) to be smuggled into the UK and Ireland. In all, officers from the country’s national police ..
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 ..
Governments around the world must act to improve global efforts to tackle illicit trade, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Published last ..
Online retail giant Amazon is profiting from Chinese counterfeiters undercutting genuine manufacturers on its platform, a small US business has claimed. In a blog post on its website, Elevation Lab, which ..
Ten suspected members of an international drug smuggling network have been arrested after a joint operation conducted by Portuguese and Spanish police resulted in the seizure of 2.8 tonnes of cocaine. ..
Police in the UK have arrested eight men and two women on suspicion of being members of a gang that used drones to smuggle large quantities of drugs and other contraband into prisons across England. Officers ..
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, ..
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, ..
The United States Mission to the UN has proposed slapping sanctions on a new list of entities in a bid to shut down “North Korea’s illicit maritime smuggling activities to obtain oil and sell coal”. ..
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 ..
Daesh militants are felling fruit trees in eastern Afghanistan and smuggling timber into Pakistan to help fund their activities in the region, local officials and residents have told VOA. A local tribal ..