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Caribbean: Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise Say US Officials
The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US...
India: Election Officials Seize Cash and Drugs Used To Buy Votes
Since March 5, Indian election officials have seized US$ 36 million, 2.7 million liters of alcohol, and 100 kilograms of heroin...
Montenegro: NGO Accuses a Dozen High-Level Officials of Corruption
Yesterday, MANS, a non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on fighting corruption and organized crime in Montenegro, asked...
Italy: 13 Mobsters Arrested for Dumping Industrial Waste
On April 11, military police from Apulia, Italy arrested 13 people for illegally dumping 12,000 tons of industrial waste. One...
Serbia: Turbo Folk Star “Ceca” Acquitted of Assault Charges
On Wednesday, Belgrade courts acquitted popular Serbian turbo folk singer Svetlana “Ceca” Ražnatović and her sister’s...
Former President Had Big Plans
By Kateryna Kapliuk, Slidstvo.info Would you like to stay in the Kyiv hotel of...
Ukraine: The "Family" Business of a Mezhygirya Contractor
By Maksym Opanasenko (Bureau of journalistic investigations “Svidomo”)...
Arkan, Bojović Associate Murdered
Rade Rakonjac, Arkan's murdered former bodyguard  By Stevan Dojčinović ,...
How Kurchenko's offshores worked
By Anna Babinets People who used to know young billionaire-in-exile Serhiy...
The Silent Looting of Russia
Dmitry Klyuev (left) and Andrei Pavlov (right) at an OSCE meeting in Monaco, in...
Hungarian Media Law Doomed
19 January 2011 By Tamás Bodoky The widely criticised new Hungarian...
Google is Not Your Friend
  The internet is a powerful tool in the service of investigative...

Caribbean: Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise Say US Officials

Friday, 18 April 2014 09:49
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The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US officials, adding weight to the persistent warnings that traffickers are seeking new routes as a result of security forces pressure in Central America and Mexico.

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India: Election Officials Seize Cash and Drugs Used To Buy Votes

Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:51
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Since March 5, Indian election officials have seized US$ 36 million, 2.7 million liters of alcohol, and 100 kilograms of heroin intended to buy votes for the ongoing 2014 election.

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Montenegro: NGO Accuses a Dozen High-Level Officials of Corruption

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:26
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Yesterday, MANS, a non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on fighting corruption and organized crime in Montenegro, asked the Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime and Corruption to file charges against a dozen high-level Montenegrin officials and First Bank.

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Italy: 13 Mobsters Arrested for Dumping Industrial Waste

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:17
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On April 11, military police from Apulia, Italy arrested 13 people for illegally dumping 12,000 tons of industrial waste. One suspect escaped arrest. 

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Serbia: Turbo Folk Star “Ceca” Acquitted of Assault Charges

Friday, 11 April 2014 16:01
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On Wednesday, Belgrade courts acquitted popular Serbian turbo folk singer Svetlana “Ceca” Ražnatović and her sister’s husband, Predrag Ocokoljić, on charges that they threatened Aleksandar Olarević, the head of the Mladi Proleter football club, in 2007.

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US: Sinaloa Drug Lord Is Cooperating With Authorities

Friday, 11 April 2014 14:42
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The US Attorney in Chicago said Thursday that Jesus Vicente “El Vicentillo” Zambada Niebla, a top member of the Sinaloa cartel, has been cooperating with authorities since he pled guilty to drug trafficking last year.

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Montenegro: Šaranović and Koljenšić Arrested Again

Thursday, 10 April 2014 18:48
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On April 8, Slobodan Šaranović and his associate Ratko Koljenšić were arrested for murder for the second time in nine months.

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USA: H-P to Pay $108 Million in Bribery Case Settlement

Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:50
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Hewlett-Packard (H-P), the American multinational information technology corporation, has agreed to pay US$ 108 million to resolve a government investigation into possible bribery in some of its foreign units.

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Italy: 26 Arrested in Romanian Sex Trafficking Ring

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 15:29
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On April 4, Italian police arrested 26 suspects for being involved in a Mafia-style sex trafficking ring in Italy led by Romanian nationals.

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UK: After Bribery Allegation, GlaxoSmithKline Launches Probe

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:24
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Britain’s largest pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is investigating allegations that some of its employees bribed medical professionals in Iraq.

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