27 Sep 2016

Data Shows Mexico Losing Battle with Organized Crime

“Results of Mexico’s antinarcotics strategy in 2016 show that seizures of all types of drugs and of weapons reserved for military use are down while homicides and the production of synthetic drugs and heroin have increased dramatically. That balance showing negative results on virtually all fronts is drawn from statistics

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27 Sep 2016

Kidnapped Mexican Catholic priest found shot dead

“A Roman Catholic priest who was kidnapped in western Mexico a week ago has been found shot dead. The body of Jose Alfredo Lopez Guillen was found late on Saturday near the town of Puruandiro in Michoacan state, prosecutors said. He is the third priest to be found murdered in

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23 Sep 2016

Serbia arrests 16 for trafficking migrants to Western Europe

“Serbia has arrested 16 people suspected of trafficking refugees from the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as part of increased efforts to stem the flow of illegal migrants trying to reach Western Europe, the interior ministry said on Thursday.” Source: Serbia arrests 16 for trafficking migrants to Western Europe

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21 Sep 2016

Finnish police suspect woman of preparing school massacre

“Finnish authorities say they have arrested a 21-year-old woman suspected of plotting a school massacre. Police said Tuesday they interrupted the woman’s ‘extensive and careful planning’ of the attack when they arrested her last week.” Source: Finnish police suspect woman of preparing school massacre | Fox News

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20 Sep 2016

Two Priests Found Slain in Eastern Mexico

“Two Catholic priests were found dead on Monday, hours after they were abducted from a church in the eastern Mexican town of Poza Rica, the Veracruz state Attorney General’s Office said. Armed men burst into the Church of Our Lady of Fatima to grab the two clergymen and their driver,

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20 Sep 2016

3 foreign workers kidnapped in southwestern Libya

“Three foreign workers, including two Italians, were kidnapped in southwestern Libya Monday, Italy’s Foreign Ministry and officials in the town of Ghat said.” Source: 3 foreign workers kidnapped in southwestern Libya – World – CBC News

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19 Sep 2016

Drug cannon discovered in Sonora

“According to the CNS (Comisión Nacional de Seguridad), the federal police seized a vehicle modified with a cannon that was used to launch packages of drugs across the Mexican Border.” Source: Borderland Beat: Drug cannon discovered in Sonora

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17 Sep 2016

Four Tanzania Trucks Torched, Drivers Taken Hostage in DRC

“Dar es Salaam — Eight trucks from Tanzania and Kenya have been carjacked in South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the government has confirmed. In the incident, ten truck drivers were kidnapped on Wednesday and taken hostage in a dense forest by Mai Mai militias.” Source:

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16 Sep 2016

Police Officer, 5 Others Killed in Honduran Capital

“Gunmen killed at least six people, including a police officer, in a poor district of the Honduran capital, authorities said. The multiple homicide occurred Wednesday in the Abraham Lincoln neighborhood of western Tegucigalpa while the victims were talking at a grocery store, a forensic spokesperson told EFE.” Source: Latin American

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15 Sep 2016

French hackers selling hidden .22 calibre pen guns on secret forums

“French hackers are selling concealed weapons including so-called pen guns that fire .22 Long Rifle bullets on highly secretive crime forums, threat researcher Cedric Pernet says. Videos of the home-made pen guns scattered around the internet show the weapons in working use. The guns are being sold for €150 (US$169,

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