Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Two Mexican mayors face money laundering probe linked drug cartels

The mayors of two Mexican towns where police killings of young civilians in recent weeks are under investigation are themselves being looked at for suspicious financial movements that could be linked to organized crime, a federal official said Tuesday. The...

Italian police find €15 million “retirement fund” stashed inside a wall

Italian police discovered €15 million in banknotes stashed behind a false wall in an apartment in Milan, one of the biggest sums of cash ever seized in the country. The money was packed into 28 cardboard boxes which were stacked...

Mexico freezes almost 2,000 accounts linked to drug cartel Jalisco New Generation

Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit, a part of the finance ministry tasked with combating and preventing money laundering, said Tuesday it had asked banks to freeze nearly 2,000 accounts allegedly linked to the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel. It is the...

Uruguay extradites drug lord Gonzalez Valencia to the U.S.

Uruguay on Thursday turned over to the United States a Mexican man wanted on drug and money laundering charges. Gerardo Gonzalez Valencia is the brother of Abigael González, the former head of the Sinaloa cartel faction known as “Los...

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro linked to seized $165 million worth of cocaine

Four tons of cocaine worth more than $165 million seized off of the Spanish coast last week has been linked to Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro, US authorities said. Spanish, Colombian and UK police working in conjunction with the US Drug...

Saudi intercept huge drug smuggling operation from Syria

Saudi Arabia’s anti-drug unit has captured a shipment of around 44.7 million narcotics pills hidden within herbal beverage packages, which were being smuggled into the kingdom from the Assad regime-controlled areas of Syria. According to Saudi media outlets, a spokesman...

Retired Venezuelan general arrested on drug trafficking charges

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agents flew to Colombia on Friday to take into custody Cliver Alcala, a retired Venezuelan general indicted for drug trafficking along with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Alcala surrendered...

US charge Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro with drug trafficking

The US has charged Venezuela's President, Nicolás Maduro, and other senior officials in the country with drug trafficking crimes. The move, which will increase tensions between the two nations, was announced by Attorney General William Barr. The US also offered a...

Mexican drug kingpin’s daughter arrested on money laundering charges

The daughter of Chicago's most wanted drug fugitive has now joined her brother in federal custody - both siblings linked to the family's lucrative and illicit "New Generation" drug cartel. Jessica Johanna Oseguera Gonzalez, 33, will appear at a detention...

Former Mexican police chief indicted for drugs trafficking

A former commander of a Mexican federal police unit that worked hand-in-glove with US agents fighting drugs cartels has been indicted in New York on drugs trafficking charges, US prosecutors said Friday. Ivan Reyes Arzate was indicted by a grand...

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Loses Appeal of 1MDB Conviction

A Malaysian court on Wednesday upheld former premier Najib Razak's conviction on corruption charges over a multi-billion dollar scandal...