News briefing – week beginning 20 October

  • UNODC is expected to collaborate with Fiji in its efforts against drug trafficking, corruption and terrorism as the Pacific region is considered vulnerable to transnational organised crime
  • The alleged leader of Portsmouth drug trafficking organisation, Antwan Black, has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison; disrupting drug supply in the region
  • Detectives from the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and the London Regional Fraud Team arrested a man in Portsmouth on suspicion of masterminding a £1.6 million cyber raid on cash machines across the UK
  • A report by the NCA’s Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) reveals a 22 percent rise in potential victims of human trafficking
  • 44 stolen vehicles valued at £1.2 million, bound for Africa and the US were recovered from containers at UK ports following joint efforts by National Crime Agency, ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service and Border Forces
  • Three men have been arrested by police authorities in connection with a drug trafficking ring at the Port Muelle Sur in Callao, Peru
  • The alleged leader of the Gulf Cartel in Mexico, Juan Francisco Sáenz-Tamez, has been arrested by US authorities
  • Mexico has proposed the creation of a Latin American alliance as part of the regions effort against drug trafficking and organised crime
  • Wildlife poaching has been assumed to be a source of finance for terrorism and terrorist activities
  • Punjab has reaffirmed its fight against drug trafficking within its territory