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The EU’s policing agency has warned that criminal gangs are cashing in on the Covid crisis by selling forged negative test results at airports. The fakes fetch up to €300 ($362) each, as the certs are now widely needed for travel.
Notorious Mexican cartel leader Moises Escamilla May has died after contracting the novel coronavirus while serving a lengthy sentence in maximum-security prison on a raft of serious drugs and weapons charges.
Gangs have posted messages across the favelas in Rio de Janeiro ordering residents to respect an 8pm curfew or face the consequences. “If the government won't do the right thing, organized crime will,” reads one painted notice.
Pablo Escobar’s former hitman Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, aka Popeye, has died of stomach cancer. The notorious killer called himself a “holy warrior” in an interview with RT and said that “taking up arms is always an option.”
The scorched remains of a band of 10 indigenous musicians have been discovered in southern Mexico and investigators suspect that a vicious drug gang carried out the brutal slayings.
Rapper Tekashi 6x9ine faced decades behind bars due to his ties to crimes committed by the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, but he was given a much lighter sentence thanks to his being a star witness for the prosecution.
A special task force introduced in Malmo, Sweden to tackle rising gang violence will be expanded into other cities, the police chief has said, warning that gang members are becoming more ruthlessly violent.
An ex-government official of Mexico has been arrested on charges that he allowed the Sinaloa cartel, headed by the notorious Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, to continue operating in exchange for multi-million dollar bribes.
US President Donald Trump said he will hold off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorists at the request of the country's president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, adding that they will “deal decisively” with them together.