May 2nd, 2013
By Meron Estefanos From 20 to 21 April 2013, I attended the 2nd High-Level Tana Forum on Security in Africa, which was conducted under the theme: “Security and Organized Crime in Africa.” In attendance were several heads of states and former presidents, ambassadors, policy makers from reg...
Oct 12th, 2012
Valentin KATASONOV Part I As noted in the previous part of the paper, the global drug mafia is a three-level formation. The strategic objectives pursued at the executive Level 3 are: • The whitewashing of the cash flows generated by drug sales; • Revenue investment in various sectors of the economy; ...
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 24th, 2011
Bissau – Guinea Bissau’s attorney general on Wednesday said the anti-drug fight in the country, a key transit hub for drugs headed to Europe, was in disarray. “There is total discord in the fight against drug trafficking. It is necessary to determine each body’s areas of inter...
Jan 14th, 2011
Mexico City – A clash between soldiers and alleged criminals left 14 dead in the eastern Mexican city of Xalapa, authorities said Friday. Two soldiers were among those killed in the clash late Thursday, while the 12 others killed were alleged criminals, said Rene Aguilar Paez, Army commander of...
In Middle East
Dec 25th, 2010
BAGHDAD — When police came hunting for a 19-year-old woman they believed had been recruited by al-Qaida to be a suicide bomber in a town north of Baghdad, they found she was already dead: Slain by her father, who told police he strangled his daughter out of shame and then cut her throat. The killing ...
Dec 21st, 2010
VANCOUVER – More than 100 Canadian-Arab Christians are listed on an al-Qaida affiliated website, apparently targeted because of their alleged role in attempting to convert Muslims. Some of those named say concerned Canadian intelligence officials have contacted them. The Shumukh-al-Islam websit...
Nov 11th, 2010
A European Union prosecutor in Kosovo says at least seven people are suspected of involvement in an international organ trafficking network. In the indictment, obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, the prosecutor alleges “the organized criminal group” trafficked persons into Kosovo f...
In Middle East
Nov 4th, 2010
One of the al-Qaeda plane bombs from the Yemen discovered by security services was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, it has been claimed. Anwar Al-Awlaki; America and the war on Yemen – talking about Omar Farooq Scotland Yard explosives officers found a device hidden in a pr...
In Middle East
Oct 31st, 2010
Yemen freed on Sunday a female suspect detained in connection with explosive packages sent from Yemen and bound for the United States on condition that she appears when summoned for questioning, a relative said. Asked if the woman had been released, a family member who refused to be identified, repli...