Organized crime

State within a state

It has been obvious for years that the network of interests which developed in regions of Greece with excessive tourism has also spread its tentacles in the underworld.

Financial crime is now also linked to common crime.

Two US citizens kidnapped in Mexico found dead, two survive

Two US citizens kidnapped by suspected Mexican drug traffickers were found dead Tuesday while two others survived, in what officials said appeared to be a tragic case of mistaken identity.

Washington vowed to do everything in its power to ensure justice for the victims, who crossed the border into the crime-plagued city of Matamoros in Tamaulipas state on Friday for medical reasons.

Albania Police Find More Surveillance Cameras Erected by Gangsters

Albanian police on Friday said they had found 47 new surveillance cameras erected illegally in the Durres region.

They said the cameras had been put up "to provide information for criminal purposes, as well as to monitor the movements of the police". Eight people are under investigation.