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Italian Police seized 100 mafiosi.

Italian Police seized 100 mafiosi.

A mafia “familiy” in southern Italy staged hundreds of fake car crashes every year in order to get millions of euros in insurance payouts. The money was used to buy…

49th Munich Security Conference on Feb. 1-3

49th Munich Security Conference on Feb. 1-3

The 49th Munich Security Conference (MSC), to be held in the south German city on Feb. 1-3, would discuss such global hotspots issues as the situation in Mali, the Syria…

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…

Security Guards on strike in Norway, delay at airports, empty ATMs, economic disruption.

Security Guards on strike in Norway, delay at airports, empty ATMs, economic disruption.

Despite hours of negotiations long past an initial strike deadline, mediation failed to avert yet another labour conflict from hitting Norway. Nearly 1,800 vektere (security guards) will walk off the…

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…

United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs to open in Vienna next week.

United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs to open in Vienna next week.

Strengthening the drug programme of UNODC will be the focus of the fifty-fifth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), which will meet in Vienna from 12 to 16…

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