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MEXICO’S CALDERON TARGETS DRUG TRAFFICKERS

Not sure whether this is putting the cart before the horse or shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. Regular readers of this blog will know that the US strengthened its Southern border, causing displacement of drug trafficking Westward and destroying stable arrangements between gangs, leading to shoot-outs and murders, intervention by the Army, fights with the police and now….comes the plan! let me see now. The time for the plan would have been the moment the US announced its border strengthening plan…ah, ma~nana [there must be a better way to put the tilde on top of the “n” too.]

POLICE ARREST 100 AS WAR DECLARED ON NAPLES MAFIA

Not sure whether the crime correspondents or the police have just got back from their holidays, but suddenly, crime stories are appearing in the media again. This initiative aimed at the Casalesi clan of the Camorra after they were alleged to have killed 7 people on 18th September.

FRAUD INVESTIGATORS RAID BAE AGENTS HOME

Austrian police carry out raid on behalf of SFO. Although the Guardian has pursued this case with determination, the story still only describes allegations, in this case to do with a deal involving the Czech Republic.

SCOTTISH CRIME “LOWEST SINCE 80S”

Will London actually study what the Scots have done….If only! A week ago, they announced new offences: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7627335.stm is this a precedent for South of the border?

KEY FINANCE FIRMS PROBED BY FBI

20 large financial firms allegedly under investigation for deceiving investors as to the strength of their institutions. We shall see whether anything ever comes of this.

NUMBER OF FAKE £1 COINS DOUBLES

Sounds like another puff for a BBC programme. One of those “is anything really happening?” sort of stories. Probably about time the crime correspondent came up with something to justify his salary.

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