Organized crime

Bulgaria: The Detained Deputy Minister of Ecology Remains in Custody

The specialized criminal court has left in custody the Deputy Minister of Ecology Krassimir Zhivkov and four other people accused of being an organized criminal group for importing waste, BNT reports. According to media reports, one of them is the businessman Atanas Bobokov. The decision is subject to appeal within 3 days. One of the accused was placed under house arrest.

Rouvikonas founder linked to murder

One of the founding members of the Rouvikonas anti-establishment group, Giorgos Kalaitzidis, was charged on Tuesday with morally instigating the murder of a 36-year-old Egyptian man, an alleged drug dealer, in the Athens district of Exarchia in June 2016.

He was summoned by an investigative magistrate to appear in court on Friday.

Turkey training Kenya police to fight crime, terrorism

Turkey's state aid agency kicked off a training program for Kenyan police on Feb. 24 in a bid to modernize and improve Kenya's law enforcement agencies.

The training by the Turkish police started in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, with the coordination of the Directorate General of Security and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA).

Bloomberg:Fugitive Gambling Tycoon Fights for his Vast Treasure Trove

Public quarrels between politicians and rich businessmen over alleged links to organized crime are hardly new, especially in a country ranked among the most corrupt in Europe, Bloomberg reported.
The case of Vasil Bozhkov in Bulgaria, though, has captured the national imagination because it cuts to the heart of the Balkan country's heritage.

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