Organised crime

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Money mules: how young people are lured into laundering cash
Criminals are using students and others to unwittingly move funds through their bank accounts

Anna Tims

04, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The mafia killed Alessandra Clemente's mother. Now she wants to take them on as mayor of Naples
Alessandra Clemente’s plan to end the cycle of violence relies on winning over the mothers and wives of the Camorra mobsters

Lorenzo Tondo in Naples

02, Oct, 2021 @11:05 AM

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British gangs and international rivals join forces to increase cocaine sales
Analysis by National Crime Agency finds more than 1,700 UK criminal groups involved in drug supply

Mark Townsend

19, Sep, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Lynne Owens to step down as head of UK National Crime Agency
After five years at the agency tackling organised crime, she is leaving to focus on treatment for breast cancer

Jamie Grierson

17, Sep, 2021 @2:53 PM

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UK negligent in failure to stop customs fraud, says senior EU lawyer
Non-binding opinion says UK allowed criminal gangs to flood Europe with cheap Chinese-made clothes

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

09, Sep, 2021 @12:40 PM

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Watchdog warns UK banks of Afghanistan financial crime risks
FCA reminds financial firms to guard against money-laundering amid fears of rise in terrorist activity

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

31, Aug, 2021 @3:21 PM

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Alleged Italian drugs kingpin linked to stolen Van Goghs arrested in Dubai
Raffaele Imperiale, suspected of buying Van Gogh paintings on black market, considered one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives

Staff and agencies in Rome

19, Aug, 2021 @3:52 PM

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Buried in concrete: how the mafia made a killing from the destruction of Italy’s south
The south of the country bears the scars of how bosses enriched their clans with illegal, brutalist buildings and gaudy, now decaying, villas

Roberto Saviano and Lorenzo Tondo

25, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Revealed: murdered journalist’s number selected by Mexican NSO client
On 2 March 2017, Cecilio Pineda Birto made a broadcast about alleged corruption. Hours later he was dead

Nina Lakhani in Ciudad Altamirano

18, Jul, 2021 @4:28 PM

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‘No peace without justice’: families of Italy’s mafia victims wait for closure
Italy’s sluggish legal process under the spotlight as devastated relatives fight for cases to go to trial

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

12, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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The top journalist, the mafia boss and the gunman: Dutch fear the rise of ‘narco crime’
While Peter R de Vries fights for life in an Amsterdam hospital the nation reflects on how to end the grip of drug gangs

Senay Boztas

10, Jul, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Act giving AFP powers to monitor An0m devices did not become law until after FBI operation began
Police say they used ‘appropriate legislative powers’ during Operation Ironside but a lawyer representing people charged says legal concerns remain

Nino Bucci

10, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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