Tag: mafia

Mexico/Organised crime: Six hotel guests kidnapped by gunmen

At least 6 people, including an American woman, have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from two hotels in downtownMonterrey, Nuevo Leon state, early on Wednesday. About 50 gunmen stormed into the Holiday Inn and Hotel Mision and took the hostages away, said a…

Mexico/Organised crime: 18 killed as drug gangs attack army bases

Mexican authorities said that the army had gunned down 18 suspected drug gang members on Tuesday when the latter tried to blockade two army garrisons in the Mexican border states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. One Mexican soldier was reportedly wounded during the…

Mexican marines raid town police force, nab eight cops

Mexican marines in the north-eastern Nuevo Leon state, apprehended eight police officers of Villaldama’s 12 officers strong police force for their alleged ties to drug cartels, official said.

European police arrest 60 Georgian mafia suspects

On Monday, Spanish court officials reported the arrest of over 60 members of an international group of organised crime. According to the information, the 60 members were nabbed throughout the weekend and on Monday in a jointly conducted European operation, baptised…

Mexican army captures Juarez Cartel Leader’s brother

The Mexican Defence Secretariat stated on Monday that government troops captured Roberto Sanchez Arras, third in command of theJuarez drug cartel, on Thursday in the violence-plagued state of Chihuahua.

Italian police arrests two Duisburg massacre’s suspects

Italy‘s interior minister Roberto Maroni, confirmed on Friday the arrest one day before of 2 Ndrangheta’s members allegedly involved in the shootout that left six people dead in a restaurant of the German city ofDuisburg on August 15, 2007. “We can now…