24 May 2018

France has lost the fight in drug-ridden suburbs, admits Emmanuel Macron

“France has ‘lost the fight against drug trafficking’ in many suburbs, warned Emmanuel Macron as shocking images of masked gunmen opening fire in Marseille and a brutal daylight murder highlighted the uphill task he faces. “ Source: France has lost the fight in drug-ridden suburbs, admits Emmanuel Macron

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24 May 2018

Istanbul police seize over 400 kg of drugs including skunk cannabis, heroin

“Istanbul police seized more than 400 kilograms (881 pounds) of illegal drugs including heroin and skunk cannabis during anti-drug operations in the city, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 23, citing police sources.” Source: Istanbul police seize over 400 kg of drugs including skunk cannabis, heroin

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24 May 2018

Illegal online sales of endangered wildlife rife in Europe

“The online sale of endangered and threatened wildlife is rife across Europe, a new investigation has revealed, ranging from live cheetahs, orangutans and bears to ivory, polar bear skins and many live reptiles and birds.” Source: Illegal online sales of endangered wildlife rife in Europe | Environment | The Guardian

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22 May 2018

Gang gunmen wound Mexican official, 7 others in Guadalajara

“Authorities in Mexico’s second biggest city say gunmen for an organized crime gang tried to kill a state official, wounding him, three police officers and four civilians.” Source: Gang gunmen wound Mexican official, 7 others in Guadalajara – NY Daily News

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22 May 2018

High-Level Federal Police Officer Murdered in Mexican Gulf State

“A high-level Federal Police officer was found murdered over the weekend in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, officials said. Andres Izquierdo Velazquez, who served as inspector general in the Federal Police’s legal affairs department in the western state of Jalisco, was apparently tortured and then killed execution-style.” Source: Latin

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18 May 2018

Spanish police call for reinforcements to curb drug violence

“More Guardia Civil officers and money-laundering experts are required in south, says union” Source: Spanish police call for reinforcements to curb drug violence | World news | The Guardian

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17 May 2018

Heckler & Koch: Mexico firearms export trial opens in Germany

“Six ex-employees of German gunmaker Heckler & Koch have gone on trial in Stuttgart, accused of illegally sending guns to strife-torn parts of Mexico. The indictment focuses on 4,500 G36 assault rifles and smaller firearms sent in 16 batches. Prosecutors say they went to violent Mexican states covered by a

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16 May 2018

Thieves suck millions out of Mexican banks in transfer heist

“Thieves siphoned hundreds of millions of pesos out of Mexican banks, including No. 2 Banorte, by creating phantom orders that wired funds to bogus accounts and promptly withdrew the money, two sources close to the government’s investigation said. Hackers sent hundreds of false orders to move amounts ranging from tens

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16 May 2018

Spanish police unit attacked by gang with baseball bats amid warnings of rising drugs ‘mafia’ in Bay of Gibraltar

“Spanish police unions have sounded the alarm over the rise of drug cartels in the Bay of Gibraltar after nine officers came under attack from a group of 40 people attending a communion at the weekend.” Source: Spanish police unit attacked by gang with baseball bats amid warnings of rising

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11 May 2018

EU Concerned by Murders of Mexican Political Candidates ahead of Elections

“The killing of 90 political candidates in Mexico ahead of the July 1 elections is an important challenge despite the fact that Mexico is a stable democracy, the European Union’s ambassador to the Aztec nation said on Wednesday.” Source: Latin American Herald Tribune – EU Concerned by Murders of Mexican

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