29 Aug 2016

Brussels crime lab fire: Five held over blaze ‘started to destroy evidence’

“Five people have been arrested over a fire at crime laboratories in Brussels that officials believe may have been started to destroy forensic evidence.” Source: Brussels crime lab fire: Five held over blaze ‘started to destroy evidence’ – BBC News

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29 Aug 2016

Filipino militants free 8 comrades, 15 others in jail attack

“Muslim extremists supporting the Islamic State group have freed eight fellow militants in a daring attack that also allowed 15 other inmates to escape from a provincial jail in the southern Philippines.” Source: Filipino militants free 8 comrades, 15 others in jail attack

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28 Aug 2016

Nephew of Sinaloa cartel leader killed in Mexico

“A nephew of one of the leaders of the powerful Sinaloa cartel was murdered, the state prosecutors office said on Saturday, the latest attack on the groups family members.” Source: Nephew of Sinaloa cartel leader killed in Mexico | Reuters

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24 Aug 2016

Central America leaders agree on joint force to fight gangs

“The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have signed an accord to create a joint force to combat the region’s street gangs. Many of the gangs operate across borders and are blamed for high rates of drug trafficking, homicide and extortion in all three countries.” Source: Central America leaders

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23 Aug 2016

Philippines drug war deaths climb to 1,800; U.S. ‘deeply concerned’

“The Philippines has recorded about 1,800 drug-related killings since President Rodrigo Duterte took office seven weeks ago and launched a war on narcotics, far higher than previously believed, according to police figures.” Source: Philippines drug war deaths climb to 1,800; U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ | Reuters

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22 Aug 2016

Police Chief Gunned Down in Western Mexico

“The police chief of Tiquicheo, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, was killed by gunmen while driving on a state highway, prosecutors said.” Source: Latin American Herald Tribune – Police Chief Gunned Down in Western Mexico

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18 Aug 2016

Jalisco Cartel Makes Show of Force with Abduction of El Chapo’s Son

“The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) has demonstrated their growing power among criminal organizations in Mexico after kidnapping Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, son of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, the incarcerated leader of the Sinaloa cartel.” Source: Latin American Herald Tribune – Jalisco Cartel Makes Show of Force with Abduction of

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17 Aug 2016

Colombia wages ‘historic’ crackdown on rebel mines

“Colombia’s  authorities said Tuesday they have dealt a major blow to leftist guerrilla army ELN’s finances with a ‘historic’ military operation against illegal gold mines.” Source: Colombia wages ‘historic’ crackdown on rebel mines

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15 Aug 2016

U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Robbed at Gunpoint in Brazil

“U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint while in Rio de Janeiro overnight Saturday, NBC News has confirmed.” Source: U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Robbed at Gunpoint in Brazil – NBC News

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05 Aug 2016

FBI rounds up nearly 50 mob suspects accused of litany of mafia crimes

Nearly 50 alleged mobsters have been charged by US prosecutors with being part of an east coast crime syndicate. The 46 suspects include an old-school mafioso in New York and a reputed mob chieftain in Philadelphia who has been pursued by the government for decades. The indictment, unsealed in New York

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