Organised crime

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Mob-style killings shock Netherlands into fighting descent into ‘narco state’
Murders, corruption and ‘Mocro Maffia’ prompt Dutch to set up war chest to tackle wave of organised crime sweeping nation

Senay Boztas in Amsterdam

03, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Victor Dominello set out to reform gambling in NSW, but the odds were always against him
He set up the Bergin inquiry and had plans for a cashless gaming card, but in the end the former gambling minister had the losing hand

Michael McGowan

13, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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US rapper Young Thug arrested on gang-related charges, Gunna also indicted
Twenty-eight associates of rapper’s Young Stoner Life label indicted with various allegations that range from murder to robbery and drug dealing

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, May, 2022 @9:52 AM

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Ex-president of Honduras extradited to US on drugs charges
Juan Orlando Hernández accused of involvement with drug cartels and related weapons charges

Jeff Ernst in Tapachula, Mexico

21, Apr, 2022 @8:35 PM

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‘Threats and bullets’: wave of killings highlights perils of journalism in Mexico
Media ‘caught in crossfire’ between criminal gangs and government, say journalists after latest murder

Tom Phillips in Tijuana

20, Apr, 2022 @4:02 PM

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Catching the Kinahans: the officers risking their lives to jail Ireland’s most violent gang leaders
The Kinahan cartel is notorious worldwide for its brutal activities. In an exclusive report, the Observer finds out what it takes to monitor and convict organised criminals

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

16, Apr, 2022 @3:03 PM

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Organized crime and corrupt officials responsible for Mexico’s disappearances, UN says
Number of young people disappeared is increasing as total number of cases exceeds 95,000, very few of which are solved

Nina Lakhani

12, Apr, 2022 @8:53 PM

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‘They torched our clubhouse’… but Sicilian rugby team won’t let mafia win
Librino’s amateur players have to guard their new pitch and facilities every night – but it’s worth it to keep children out of the clutches of Cosa Nostra

Lorenzo Tondo

19, Feb, 2022 @5:45 PM

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Dutch torture container ‘shows cocaine users the consequences of their habits’
Discovery of containers allegedly used by drug gang should serve as a reminder to casual users, says prosecutor

Daniel Boffey

07, Feb, 2022 @5:41 PM

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How the growing Russian ransomware threat is costing companies dear
With KP Snacks the latest cyber-attack victim, firms must learn to defend themselves against a mounting menace

Rob Davies and Dan Milmo

05, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Neomelodica: the Italian pop loved by the mob and hated by the law
Streaming has allowed the genre, sometimes sung by people with ties to the mafia, to become a national craze. Is a crackdown necessary, or merely kneejerk censorship?

Giorgio Ghiglione

04, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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From criminal to ‘teacher’: the ex-gangster tackling crime in Nairobi
One of the city’s most wanted, Peter Wainaina was given a second chance and used it to turn his life around and help others find different path out of poverty

Hillary Murani in Kibagare

28, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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