Organized crime

Romanian Spanish, Police Bust Gang Exporting Sex Slaves

Romanian and Spanish police have busted a criminal gang that recruited young girls in Romania for sex work in nightclubs in Spain, Europol said on Thursday.

Six suspects have been arrested in Romania and seven in Spain during the operation, which also led to the identification of 25 victims in the two countries. Some 24 of the trafficked women were Romanians and one is a Bulgarian.

Top Turkish official stresses importance of stability in Albania

Turkey's presidential spokesman on July 2 underlined the importance of peace and stability in Albania for Turkey and the Balkans. 

Stating that Turkey is in cooperation with Albania in the defense industry, İbrahim Kalın told reporters in the Albanian capital of Tirana that, "Peace and stability of Albania is our peace and stability and also the peace and stability of the Balkans."

Europol: 800 People Arrested in Mega Operation against Encrypted Criminal Activities

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Dutch National Police (Politie), and the Swedish Police Authority (Polisen), in cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 16 other countries have carried out with the support of Europol one of the largest and most sophisticated law enforcement operations to date in the fight against encrypted criminal activities, the EU p

Raids worldwide as police reveal vast hack of criminal encrypted phones

International law enforcement agencies on June 8 revealed a vast three-year global operation to infiltrate encrypted phones with violent criminal groups, resulting in hundreds of arrests worldwide.

Unveiling the "world's most sophisticated" sting, agencies from Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the United States said they "operated" the supposedly secure "AN0M"-enabled phones.

Editorial: The great threat

«Poisoned, time lies in wait
to find you in the narrow paths of the underworld…
The birds and peacocks of the nether regions
Embroider your suit with light and dark night
People gnash and sharpen their jaws
Jumping and running to meet you half-way…»

Senior Officer of National Police Service Faces Criminal Charges

Criminal charges are pressed against head of the department in the National Police Service, Nova TV reported.

The head of the cultural and historical values sector at the General Directorate National Police (GDNP) Angel Papalezov has been charged after last night's raid on his office and home. The charges are for participating in an organized crime group.