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UPDATE: Hamiltonians at heart of $2-million ID fraud ring that victimized hundreds

Hamilton Spectator: A look at the list of charges shows that of the 33 people arrested in Operation Springston, only four people face charges of participation in a criminal organization — three from Hamilton and one from Toronto. All told, 12 of the accused are from ...

Organized crime ring used ID theft to steal from 100s

Hamilton Spectator: A sophisticated organized crime ring used ID theft to steal at least $2 million from 100s of victims, including Hamilton residents, police said Friday. Police held a news conference to reveal details of the "complex investigation involving illegal ...

Call for new powers to deal with organised crime on high seas

The Australian: “This is a grave problem for maritime law enforcement,” he told judges and admiralty law experts at the Federal Court in Sydney last night. “Fishing vessels make the perfect vehicles for organised crime groups and syndicates to undertake illegal ...

Why Were Atlanta Teachers Prosecuted Under a Law Meant for Organized Crime?

The Nation.: Remarkably, the educators were charged under the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act—an unprecedented application of a law intended to attack organized crime. By press time, Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter, facing ...

Brother charged in organized crime

KMOO: Champion was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Smith County Jail for the charges of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Possession of Marijuana (Greater than 5 lbs.-Less than 50 lbs.). His total bond was set at $1,150,000.

Mexico Organized Crime Only In 'Some Areas Of The Country': Mexican

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto raised eyebrows among the media and the Mexican public when he said Monday that organized crime affected only “some areas of the country,” Latin American media outlet teleSUR reported. Critics of the president ...

Sheriff: Criminal whiskey syndicate uncovered in Kentucky

CNN: Curtsinger and his wife, Julie, each face eight charges for allegedly engaging in organized crime. Curtsinger -- who has worked at Buffalo Trace for more than 20 years -- was arrested in March after authorities, acting on a tip, found five barrels of ...

Peña Nieto: Organized Crime Only Threatens 'Parts' of Mexico

teleSUR English: Local press and social media have ridiculed statements from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto saying that organized crime threatens the security of “some areas of the country.” Peña Nieto made the comments during a pledge ceremony with young ...

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SHIFTING HUNDREDS OF RCMP OFFICERS..

Focus on terrorism hampering RCMP efforts against organized crime and

National Post: OTTAWA — Shifting hundreds of RCMP officers to counter-terrorism duty has hurt the national police force's efforts to fight organized crime and espionage, a senior Mountie says. The resource challenge is “negatively impacting” the force's ability to ...

Terror fight hampering work on other criminal files, senior Mountie says

Toronto Star: Terror fight hampering work on other criminal files, senior Mountie says. Shifting hundreds of RCMP officers to counterterrorism duty has hurt the national police force's efforts to fight organized crime and espionage, a senior Mountie says. Share on ...

Terror fight hurting other organized crime investigations: Mountie

MetroNews Canada: OTTAWA – A senior Mountie says shifting hundreds of RCMP officers to counter-terrorism has hurt the national police force's efforts to fight organized crime. Mike Cabana, deputy RCMP commissioner for federal policing, tells the Senate national security ...

Terror fight hampering work on other criminal files, senior Mountie says

CityNews: OTTAWA – Shifting hundreds of RCMP officers to counter-terrorism duty has hurt the national police force's efforts to fight organized crime and espionage, a senior Mountie says. The resource challenge is “negatively impacting” the force's ability to do ...

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Strip clubs in London, Brandon not raising organized crime concern

News Talk 650 CKOM: By banning strippers from performing in bars, the Saskatchewan government is hoping to keep organized crime from becoming involved, but police in other Canadian cities say it isn't much of a concern in their communities. In London, a city of about 350 ...

Strip clubs in London, Brandon not raising organized crime concern

By banning strippers from performing in bars, the Saskatchewan government is hoping to keep organized crime from becoming involved, but police in other Canadian cities say it isn't much of a concern in their communities. In London, a city of about 350 ...

Strip clubs in London, Brandon not raising organized crime concern

News Talk 980 CJME: By banning strippers from performing in bars, the Saskatchewan government is hoping to keep organized crime from becoming involved, but police in other Canadian cities say it isn't much of a concern in their communities. In London, a city of about 350 ...

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Investigation Leads to Family Organized Crime

KMOO: A two month Tyler Police narcotics investigation lead to a large seizure of Hashish, Marijuana, Cash, Weapons as well as warrants for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, on 64-year-old Paul Champion, and his two sons 32-year-old Stephen, and ...

Police: Massacre of 8 Brazilian soccer fans was organized crime hit

Fox News Latino: The murders of eight members of a group of radical fans of Corinthians, one of Brazil's most popular soccer clubs, was carried out by an organized crime hit squad "that operates within and outside the prisons of Sao Paulo state," the Civil Police ...

European shippers lose cargo to organized crime

JOC.com: There was an average of three major cargo thefts every day in Europe last year, driven in part by the growing presence of organized crime in the region, according to an annual report from supply chain watchdog the Transported Asset Protection Association.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Country's 'Most Dangerous Organized Crime Group

OCCRP: Contract killer Milenko Lakic was sentenced to 35 years in jail for murder and attempted murder, Sasa Stjepanovic to 12 years for drug trafficking and banditry, Fadil Aljovic to five years for organized crime and murder, and Muamer Zahitovic to three ...

US to Sell Black Hawk Helicopters to Mexico for War on Organized Crime

Mexico requested the foreign military sale to modernize its armed forces to combat drug trafficking. The $110 million deal would include communications, radar and weaponry for the Black Hawks, as well as training and logistical services.

Coalition Welcomes New Powers For Police to Address Contraband Tobacco

New laws against smuggling illegal cigarettes will make Canadian communities safer from organized crime MONCTON, NB , April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) today ...

Gangs have become the Hatchet Men for Drug Cartels in Mexico

According to the Mexican Attorney General's Office, there are nine major criminal cartels working with some 43 gangs in the country, further indication of just how much Mexican organized crime has fractured, as well as the degree to which the cartels are leaning on smaller gangs to act as muscle.

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