04 May 2015

Armed Groups Dominate Congo’s Illicit Gold Trade, Group Says

“Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo is fueling high-level corruption in the country’s military and bloodshed by rebel groups, an advocacy group said.” Source: Armed Groups Dominate Congo’s Illicit Gold Trade, Group Says – WSJ

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02 May 2015

More bodies exhumed at mass grave in suspected Thai trafficking camp

“Dozens of police and volunteers exhumed six more bodies on Saturday in the second day of digging out a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside deep in a southern Thai jungle. “ Source: More bodies exhumed at mass grave in suspected Thai trafficking camp |

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01 May 2015

Military helicopter shot down as drug violence surges in western Mexico

“Gunmen shot down a Mexican military helicopter Friday in the western state of Jalisco, killing three soldiers, and set fire to buses, blocked roads and attacked banks and gas stations in a sharp escalation of anti-government violence. In the past few months, the New Generation drug cartel has been ratcheting

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29 Apr 2015

Ryanair falls victim to €4.6m hacking scam via Chinese bank

“Ryanair has been hit by a criminal scam in which about $5 million (€4.6 million) was taken from one of its bank accounts. The Irish Times has learned that the funds were removed from a Ryanair account last week by electronic transfer via a Chinese bank. “ Source: Ryanair falls

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28 Apr 2015

Mexico Seized Enough Illegal Weapons to Arm Navy, Police

“The number of firearms seized from criminal groups over the past ten years — an average of 40 a day — could equip a force equivalent to Mexico’s Navy and Federal Police put together; while the amount of seized cartridges would allow each weapon to fire at least 105 rounds.”

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28 Apr 2015

Mexico Oil Theft Just Keeps Getting Worse

“Despite government efforts, fuel theft has risen in Mexico, at a time when falling oil and gas prices are already impacting the nation’s economy and national budget.” Source: Mexico Oil Theft Just Keeps Getting Worse

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28 Apr 2015

Thieves Break Into Cars by Amplifying Signals from Wireless Keys Inside Homes

“Storing your wireless car keys in the freezer might be the best way to defeat crooks with door-hack gadgets. A series of break-ins in in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles impacted only cars that use remote keyless systems, which replace traditional keys with wireless fobs.” Source: Thieves Break

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27 Apr 2015

After months of scandals, new rules in Mexico to tackle corruption

“One day, it’s police and soldiers killing civilians. The next, top government officials lapping up perks of wealth and power. After months of scandals and public outcry, the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto has endorsed new anti-corruption measures that many hope will begin to rebuild Mexicans’ lack of trust

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26 Apr 2015

European Police Smash Gang Trading in Illegal Horse Meat

“The European Union’s crime-fighting agency said authorities had broken up a criminal group involved in trading illegal horse meat, arresting 26 people after dozens of searches across the bloc.” Source: European Police Smash Gang Trading in Illegal Horse Meat – WSJ

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25 Apr 2015

Australians get 72-hour notice of execution in Indonesia

“Two Australian drug convicts were notified on Saturday that they will be executed by firing squad in 72 hours at the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. A total of seven convicts have received notifications of their imminent execution, said a lawyer

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