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  • Suspected Spanish drug boss arrested after music video cameo October 17, 2018
    Francisco Tejón, turns himself in, stripping major smuggling gang of its top level, say police One of Spain’s most wanted men has surrendered to police days after he surfaced in a reggaeton video featuring scantily clad women, a Bentley and a swimming pool.The arrest of Francisco Tejón, who is alleged to lead the Castañas gang […]
    Sam Jones in Madrid
  • Drug trafficking at sea is devastating island states, ministers say October 16, 2018
    Ministers of island states call for help in tackling organised crime in the fishing industry, which they say is harming both the environment and human rightsMinisters from tiny island states including Palau, the Solomon Islands and Kiribati are calling for help over the “devastating” impacts of criminal networks in the fishing industry.Fishermen, unable to work […]
    Karen McVeigh
  • How criminals used Canada's casinos to launder millions October 15, 2018
    The impacts of the Vancouver model – as the scheme came to be known – is linked to the opioid crisis and unaffordable real estate marketThe briefing took place just a few days after David Eby began his new job as British Columbia’s attorney general – and it began a warning.“Get ready,” Eby remembers being […]
    Ashifa Kassam in Toronto
  • Prince William accused of 'white saviour' mentality in Africa wildlife film October 12, 2018
    Experts condemn lack of African voices in film depicting royal’s visit to conservation projects in TanzaniaA video that shows the Duke of Cambridge visiting wildlife projects in Tanzania has been criticised for excluding African experts and promoting a “white saviour” mentality.The film, shown this week at the international conference on illegal wildlife trade in London, […]
    Rebecca Ratcliffe
  • ‘Wildlife crime makes us all poorer', says Theresa May October 11, 2018
    Ongoing animal slaughter must be treated with same severity as drug and people trafficking, say leaders from 80 nations gathered in LondonThe mass trafficking of wildlife impoverishes everyone in the world and must be treated with the same severity as drug and people trafficking, according to leaders from 80 nations gathered at the Illegal Wildlife […]
    Damian Carrington Environment editor
  • Misha Glenny: ‘Crime exerts a fascination that ordinary politics doesn’t’ August 12, 2018
    The McMafia author on organised crime, the poisoning of the Skripals, Trump and Putin’s relationship and his fears for the future of the BBCAward-winning journalist Misha Glenny, 60, specialises in central and eastern Europe, global organised crime and cybersecurity. He was educated in Oxford, Bristol and Prague, before working for the Guardian and the BBC. […]
    Michael Hogan
  • Slavery still exists in modern Britain. My campaign aims to end that | Hannah Wheatley July 30, 2018
    Human trafficking is hidden in plain sight – often on our high streets. To root out this evil, we must all be vigilant“Lucy” was 12 when she was told she was going on holiday with a family friend. She left her village in west Africa, excited to get on a plane for the first time. […]
    Hannah Wheatley
  • Gangster's body exhumed after two raids by grave robbers July 17, 2018
    Greater Manchester police say Billy Isaac’s grave desecrated by raiders seeking jewellery The body of a gangster who worked for Britain’s most infamous crime family has been exhumed by police after his grave was desecrated twice in a week.Billy Isaac’s resting place is thought to have been dug up by grave robbers who were hoping […]
    Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent
  • East End gangster Fred Foreman: ‘You don’t prove you’re a hard man by stabbing someone’ July 3, 2018
    As a film about his life and crimes is released, the longtime associate of the Kray twins talks about today’s knife gangs, mentoring Tom Hardy, and how there’s nothing glamorous about his violent pastOld villains don’t die these days, they end up as books or films. Half a century after Jack “The Hat” McVitie was […]
    Duncan Campbell
  • Internet firms are failing to tackle child abuse images, police chief says June 21, 2018
    National Crime Agency also reveals rise in sexual attacks on and interest in childrenInternet companies have the technology to stop most of the digital child abuse images circulating among paedophiles but are failing to do so, a senior police official has said. The National Crime Agency said on Thursday that internet service providers must do […]
    Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent