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Terrorism and its multiple methods for moving funds.

Terrorism and its multiple methods for moving funds.

How do terrorists move money?  This article examines six of the most widely used methods: cash couriers, informal transfer systems (e.g. hawala), money service businesses, formal banking, false trade invoicing,…

EU with new Anti Money Laundering Directive within two months.

EU with new Anti Money Laundering Directive within two months.

The European Parliament will vote on proposed amendments to the fourth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive over the next two months. The main topic of debate has been on whether beneficial…

Transnational Organized Crime TOC is globally increasing.

Transnational Organized Crime TOC is globally increasing.

Transnational organized crime is big business, generating an estimated $870 billion in profits a year and countless victims. Ten years ago, the first global international instrument to combat it –…

European Commission to fight “Designer” drugs

European Commission to fight “Designer” drugs

The European Commission today proposed to strengthen the European Union’s ability to respond to ‘legal highs’ – new psychoactive substances used as alternatives to illicit drugs such as cocaine and…

President Vladimir Putin declared war on russian mafia.

President Vladimir Putin declared war on russian mafia.

Russian security forces today arrested several leaders of post-Soviet organized crime (russian mob). The detained were “capos mafiosi” related to the mob families that worked for the now assassinated Godfather,…

Negotiators optimistic on Afghan peace process, that started in France

Negotiators optimistic on Afghan peace process, that started in France

After negotiations initiated near Paris, a top Afghan peace negotiator said he was cautiously optimistic about prospects for reconciliation with the Taliban and that all sides now realized a military…

U.N. and Europe worried with heroin trafficking from Afganistan.

U.N. and Europe worried with heroin trafficking from Afganistan.

Last week (may 23rd) in Vienna, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) , European regional organizations  and  representatives of South-Eastern European Member States launched the 2012-2015 regional programme framework…

UNODC and OSCE Vienna 2012 Summit on Drugs and Crime.

UNODC and OSCE Vienna 2012 Summit on Drugs and Crime.

30 March 2012 – Senior staff from UNODC and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) met today to discuss ways to cooperate and coordinate their activities. Opening…

In Vienna the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs concludes 2012 sessions, with Health focus.

In Vienna the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs concludes 2012 sessions, with Health focus.

Wrapping up its week-long fifty-fifth session today in Vienna, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) agreed a set of decisions to prevent illicit drug use, while strengthening national and regional…

Why not decriminalize drug use. Norway and its 23 reasons not to legalize drugs use.

Why not decriminalize drug use. Norway and its 23 reasons not to legalize drugs use.

The following is stated in the investigation made by the Norwegian Narcotics Governmental Committee  which members, more than 100 consultative bodies, has made a public statement in late February. The…

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