On June 11, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated four Lebanese supporters of Hezbollah who are responsible for aiding the organization’s attempts to extend its influence throughout West Africa. Ali Ibrahim al-Watfa, Abbas Loutfe Fawaz, Ali Ahmad Chehade, and Hicham Nmer Khanafer, who ar...
Spanish police seized a vessel carrying over 3,000 kilos of cocaine and arrested 21 people in an operation that disrupted a drug trafficking ring that operated between Venezuela and Galicia, they reported on May 31.
New synthetic psychoactive substances are making their way into Europe where the Internet is becoming a big challenge in the fight against illicit drugs, the continent’s drug agency warned on May 28.
Chinese hackers have gained access to secret designs for a slew of sophisticated U.S. weapons programs, officials said on May 28, possibly jeopardizing the U.S. Military’s technological edge.
France has drawn up a blacklist of 17 countries including Switzerland that do not help investigate foreign aid fraud, banning the use of their banks to help distribute development funds, officials said on May 27.
The U.S. Treasury on May 23 added 20 companies and individuals to its Iran sanctions blacklist, accusing them of supporting Tehran’s nuclear efforts and helping the country avoid international sanctions.
Eleven people were arrested in Spain and 12 more in Paraguay during an operation that busted a ring which sexually exploited over 100 Paraguayan women, the Spanish police reported on April 27.