28 Apr 2016

Nigeria taking action as piracy and clashes on rise

“Nigeria needs to step up security to stem a rise in incidents of piracy and communal clashes, as well as the continued threat from Boko Haram insurgents, Defence Minister Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali said on Tuesday.” Source: Nigeria taking action as piracy and clashes on rise | News24

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27 Apr 2016

Mexican newspaper reporter and broadcaster shot dead

“Mexican journalist Francisco Pacheco Beltrán was shot dead in front of his home on Monday, according to local press reports cited by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).” Source: Mexican newspaper reporter and broadcaster shot dead | Media | The Guardian

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26 Apr 2016

Balkans police arrest 22 smugglers, seize weapons, drugs

“Police from six Western Balkan countries have arrested 22 people and seized large quantities of weapons and drugs in a coordinated operation against an international smuggling ring, Interpol said on Monday.” Source: Balkans police arrest 22 smugglers, seize weapons, drugs

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25 Apr 2016

Mexico police under gun attack in Acapulco

“Police officers came under attack in a two-hour gunfight in the Mexican city of Acapulco, officials say. Several gunmen attacked a hotel where officers stay, in the tourist area Las Playas on Sunday evening.” Source: Mexico police under gun attack in Acapulco – BBC News

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25 Apr 2016

Isle of Man creates financial intelligence unit

“The Isle of Man government has created a financial intelligence unit aimed at tackling corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism.” Source: Isle of Man creates financial intelligence unit – BBC News

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24 Apr 2016

Mexico explores regulating opium to fight drug violence

“Mexico’s government has explored regulating poppy production to make pharmaceutical opiates like morphine in an effort to weaken heroin-smuggling gangs, according to two sources with knowledge of the government’s thinking.” Source: Mexico explores regulating opium to fight drug violence | Reuters

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22 Apr 2016

California cross-border drug smuggling tunnel found is longest ever

“A newly found drug tunnel along the California-Mexico border is the longest one ever, federal authorities said Wednesday.” Source: California cross-border drug smuggling tunnel found is longest ever | Washington Examiner

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19 Apr 2016

Georgia detains six it says were trying to sell uranium

“Georgia’s security service said on Monday it had detained six Georgian and Armenian citizens who were trying to sell $200 million worth of uranium-238.” Source: Georgia detains six it says were trying to sell uranium | Reuters

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19 Apr 2016

Bangladesh says 20 foreigners involved in theft from NY Fed

“Bangladesh investigators have determined that at least 20 foreigners were involved in the cybertheft of $101 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a senior investigator said Monday.” Source: Bangladesh says 20 foreigners involved in theft from NY Fed

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18 Apr 2016

Libyan Smuggling Route Grows 1 Year After Mass Drownings

“When more than 800 people drowned last year on an overcrowded ship bound for Italy’s southernmost isle of Lampedusa, the European Union deployed a round-the-clock flotilla that has saved thousands of lives on what remains one of the world’s most perilous journeys.” Source: Libyan Smuggling Route Grows 1 Year After

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