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Category archives for: Interpol

Addressing U.S. Military: New American Power in XXI Century based on Multilateralism, affirms President Obama.

“Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.” —President Obama on U.S. leadership in the world. GO TO SOURCE Addressing to graduating cadets at the United States Military Academy in West Point, President Obama said New American power relies now in the ability of its leaders to uphold [...]

FBI changes to close-combat firearms training.

The FBI has quietly broken with its long-standing firearms training regimen, putting a new emphasis on close-quarters combat to reflect the overwhelming number of incidents in which suspects are confronting their targets at point-blank range.The new training protocols were formally implemented…READ MORE HERE

Spanish police claim to block cartel expansion

The Americas Post - Cocaine in Spain is headed down the drain.  Photo Credit:  Spanish Interior Ministry

Spanish police and the FBI have reportedly blocked a major Mexican drug cartel from launching a European operation. Sinaloa cartel member Jesus Gutierrez Guzman was part of the operation. Guzman is alleged to be the cousin of Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman, known as “El Chapo,” the leader of the Sinaloa cartel. The ministry said the cartel wanted to [...]

All four legs of Homeland´s Blue Campaign against human trafficking: public awareness, victim assistance, law enforcement and increased prosecution.

The United States Department of Homeland Security DHS launched the Blue Campaign in 2010 to more effectively combat human trafficking through four strategies: 1) enhanced public awareness, 2) improve victim assistance, 3)  strengthen law enforcement investigations 3)  increasing prosecution. With an estimated 20.9 million victims (source ILO), every year, men, women, and children are enslaved [...]

US fugitive captured selling time-shares in Mexico

The Americas Post - Vincent Legrend Walters went from selling meth to time shares.  Photo Credit:  US Marshall's Service

After 24 years on the run, one of the US marshals service’s most-wanted fugitives has been captured by Mexican police in the resort city of Cancun. Suspect Vincent Legrend Walters is wanted in San Diego, California, on murder charges in the 1988 killing of a woman kidnapped as part of a drug deal. He also [...]

Colombia and Peru team up against organized crime

The Americas Post - This bridge is covered, but what about the other 1,600 kilometers?

Colombia and Peru have agreed upon a plan to combat criminal organizations on their common border, the defense ministers of the two countries announced to the press after a Wednesday meeting in Bogota. “Colombia and Peru have decided to aggressively confront organized crime which respects no borders, such as drug trafficking and illegal logging and [...]

Brazilian mafia links to Uruguayan casinos probed

The Americas Post - Illegal lottery results are openly posted in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian police are investigating possible connections between the organized crime groups controlling illegal gambling in Rio de Janeiro and Russian and Israeli mafias, with casinos in Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay. According to daily newspaper O Globo, the legal casinos play a key role in laundering money for operators of illegal lotteries and slot machines in [...]

Gadhafi son planned escape to Mexico

The Americas Post - Al-Saadi Gadhafi was headed Al Puerto Vallarta.  Photo Credit:  AP

Mexican authorities said Wednesday that a surviving son of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and three other relatives planned to enter Mexico under false names and hide at a Pacific coast resort. The plan to smuggle in al-Saadi Gadhafi allegedly involved two Mexicans, a Canadian and a Danish suspect, all of whom have been arrested [...]

Amnesty International slams Dominican cops

The Americas Post - Dominican police respond to demonstrators throwing bottles and rocks.  Photo:  KINT News

Amnesty International released a highly critical report on Tuesday, saying the national police force kills and tortures with impunity in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican national police were responsible for 15 percent of violent deaths recorded annually in the Dominican Republic from 2005 to 2010, according to the report.  The London-based human rights group said [...]

Yakuza outsourced killing to Brazilian hitmen

Sometimes it's not that hard to recognize a suspect

Brazilian Federal Police have arrested two men accused of murder in Tokyo under contract to the Yakuza, the feared Japanese mafia.   On Tuesday, Interpol agents captured Cristiano Ito (a.k.a. the Boar), age 35, in Mogi das Cruzes, and Cristian Marcelo Gomes Fukuda, 31, in Campinas.   According to federal police, Ito’s head and neck [...]


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