Tag Archives: Crime

Colombia’s Gulf Clan crime gang declares holiday ceasefire

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The Gulf Clan crime gang, considered Colombia’s largest criminal organization, has declared a month-long ceasefire for Christmas and New Year and invited other armed groups to also lay down their weapons for the festivities. The gang, also known as the Usuga Clan and the Autodefensas Gaitanistas, is accused of operating drug trafficking routes in partnership with Mexican ...

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Forced marriage law ‘could stop victims reporting crime’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRubie Marie was told her trip to Bangladesh was a holiday, when in fact she was about to be forced to marry a man twice her age Criminalising forced marriage could stop victims from speaking up if their parents are locked up, campaigners say. While legislation sends a “strong message,” a charity ...

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Moped crime: Theresa May backs Met police’s ram tactic

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Met said drivers aim to end pursuits before riders or members of the public are injured Theresa May has backed “robust” police tactics for dealing with criminals who use mopeds to commit crimes such as snatching bags or phones. Footage of police ramming vehicles into scooters to knock off suspects provoked ...

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Organised crime threat greater than terrorism – National Crime Agency

Image copyright NCA The threat posed by serious and organised crime in the UK is now far greater than terrorism, the National Crime Agency has said. Its report said there were 4,600 serious and organised crime groups, costing the economy £37bn a year. The crimes they commit include child abuse, trafficking and drug dealing. Security Minister Ben Wallace said he ...

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News Daily: Organised crime threat ‘greater than terror’, and cannabis on prescription

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Scale of organised crime revealed Image copyright PA The threat posed by serious and organised crime is far greater than terrorism, according to a new government assessment. It says more people are affected, harmed or killed by criminal gangs than by all the other national security risks combined. ...

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Excluded children at risk of knife crime – Barnardo’s

Image copyright Getty Images Excluded schoolchildren are at serious risk of becoming involved in knife crime, a children’s charity has warned. Barnardo’s added excluded children are also at risk of “being groomed and exploited by criminal gangs”. The charity said 47 councils, about one in three in England, had no spaces in pupil referral units (PRU), which look after excluded ...

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Crime scene investigators leave Saudi consul’s residence in Istanbul: live feed

ANKARA (Reuters) – A group of crime scene investigators left the Saudi consul general’s residence in Istanbul after examining the premises on Wednesday, live footage from the scene showed. Turkish investigators had searched the Saudi consulate for nine hours on Monday as part of the investigation into the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after entering the ...

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