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HIGH LEVELS OF CRIME UNDERMINING REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, UN WARNS READ MORE: HTTP://WWW.JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM/NEWS/HIGH-LEVELS-OF-CRIME-UNDERMINING-REGIONAL-DEVELOPMENT–UN-WARNS_9726227#IXZZ1YOIBQACE

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — High levels of crime and insecurity, fuelled by organised gangsters, are threatening to undermine social and economic growth in the Caribbean and Latin America, the United Nations development chief has warned, even as the organisation praised the region for making “steady improvements” in governance.

CHINA ARRESTS THOUSANDS IN CRIME CRACKDOWN

BEIJING, September 16, 2011 (AFP) – China said Friday it had arrested 2,182 people and broken up hundreds of gangs in an operation against organised crime, as a senior official pledged to crack down on police collusion with criminals.

CLASS A DRUG GANG SENTENCED

Good news from Devon and Cornwall police which will impact upon the whole of Devon/Cornwall. Eight  key members of an organised drug supply network were sentenced to a total of 40 years imprisonment for offences of jointly conspiring to supply both crack cocaine and heroin in Exeter.

AUSTRAC’S TYPOLOGIES AND CASE STUDIES REPORT 2011

The Austrac typologies and case studies report 2011 reveals how the Government Agencies, combined with Austrac’s analysis of reports provided by Australian businesses, have led to asset seizures and arrests of criminals in Australia and overseas.

AUSTRAC’s 2011 typologies report is the fifth in an annual series of reports produced by the agency.
The 2011 report includes 20 real-life case studies illustrating how legitimate services offered by Australian businesses have been exploited for criminal purposes. By highlighting these past examples of criminal activity, the report educates Australian businesses about their money laundering and terrorism financing risks and helps them recognise and mitigate these risks.
The report examines the ways in which criminals misused banks, casinos and money transfer agencies to commit serious transnational crime including fraud, terrorism financing, people smuggling and human trafficking.

The report is available here

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