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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, 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...

Serbia: Accused Drug Lord Pleads Not Guilty to Trafficking

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:16
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In an appearance before Belgrade’s Special Court for Organized Crime on Monday, accused drug lord Darko Šarić pleaded not guilty to charges of drug trafficking.


Romanian Fugitives Arrested in School of Enlightenment Town

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:35
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FBI agents in Washington State have arrested Radu and Diana Nemeș, a Romanian couple accused of evading more than $65 million in taxes in their home country. American authorities say they will be extradited to face charges there.

Romanian prosecutors say the couple, along with Codruț Marta, a former high-ranking official of the Romanian fiscal authority, were involved in illegal oil manufacturing scheme.


Montenegro: Court Bars Extradition In Murder Case

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:53
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Slobodan Šaranović

By: Bojana Jovanović, Stevan Dojčinović (CINS, OCCRP)

Slobodan Šaranović and Ratko Koljenšić, suspected of organizing the murder of Nikola Bojović, will not be extradited to Serbia because the murder was planned in Montenegro instead of Serbia.


US: Cartels in Mexico Partner with California Street Gangs

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 14:17
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Drug cartels in Mexico are working with California street gangs to sell drugs and settle scores, according to a new report that highlights an increasing trend of cooperation among violent criminal groups.


Ukraine: AutoMaidan Black List Found in Mezhygirya

Monday, 24 March 2014 18:42
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automaydan6By Mariya Zemlyanska (Svidomo) and Natalie Sedletska (RFE/RL)

Among the papers salvaged by in the lavish Mezhygirya compound after former President Viktor Yanukovych's escape was a folder that indicates just how closely security forces were watching protesters.


Guatemala: Two Arrested for Drug Trafficking May Face Extradition

Monday, 24 March 2014 13:21
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A Mexican citizen and a Honduran, arrested Saturday night in Guatemala City and wanted by the United States on drug trafficking charges, may face extradition.


Turkey: Citing Illegal Content, Courts Block Twitter Days Before Elections

Friday, 21 March 2014 14:20
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Hours after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to shut down Twitter because it was allegedly spreading false corruption claims, users in Turkey found their access to the social media site restricted.


South Africa: Opposition Says President Zuma Spends Too Much

Friday, 21 March 2014 13:23
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South African opposition politicians have accused President Jacob Zuma of overspending regarding the US$24 million “security upgrade” made to his private home.


Uzbekistan: Telecommunications Company Investigated for Corruption

Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:04
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Swedish telecommunications company TeliaSonera is being investigated for corruption related to its 2007 US $360.5 million purchase of a 3G license in Uzbekistan, reports Reuters.


China: Retired Top Military General Held in Graft Probe

Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:14
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The former vice-chairman of China’s powerful Central Military Comission (CMC), Xu Caihou, has been detained for suspected corruption. His wife, daughter and secretary were taken into custody as well.


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Re:Baltica Completes Series on Latvian Health Care System
The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism Re:Baltica, an OCCRP partner, has published the last installment in its series about the health care...
Trafficking and Terrorism: How Organized Crime Thrives on Passport Fraud
By Ana Baric Passport Stamps. Photo Credit: Flickr. Jon Rawlinson The March 7 disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane one hour into its flight...
Colombia: A Country Torn Between Peace and Corruption
By: Maria Virginia Olano In Colombia, it is no secret that laws and rules there can be bent and moved around, especially with a couple of bills in...
Press Persecution in Azerbaijan: Where Investigative Journalism Is “Espionage”
By Ana Baric Azerbaijan is maintaining its usual approach to press “freedom”: sponsoring pro-regime media and unapologetically repressing...
Venezuela: The Battle Against a Corrupt, Authoritarian State
By Maria Virginia Olano It was supposed to be the day Venezuela celebrates its young people. Instead, three students were killed, more than 70...