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Three Mafia figures living freely in Australia and labelled "extremely dangerous" by Italian authorities have been sentenced in absentia to long jail terms for international drug trafficking.
Police in Fukushima charged a senior yakuza leader for illegally dispatching workers to the reconstruction at the TEPCO-run Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant.
For years, American officials have struggled to curb Afghanistan’s opium industry, rewriting strategy every few seasons and pouring in more than $6 billion over the past decade to combat the poppies that help finance the insurgency and fuel corruption.
For several years now, she has prepared story after story for RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service and other media detailing corruption in the highest echelons of the country's government -- including the vast financial holdings of President Ilham Aliyev and his family.
Sydney's leafy streets are a world away from the opium-producing poppy fields of war-torn Afghanistan. But the rise of Iranian organised crime, flourishing internationally and entering Australia, is now reducing that gap.
The U.S. government entered the battle against Japanese organized crime, announcing a freeze on American-owned assets controlled by the largest yakuza syndicate, Yamaguchi-gumi, and the group's top two leaders.
Veteran comic's admission sheds light on ties
Japanese football is taking steps to keep organized crime out of the sport in order to avoid the fate of its South Korean counterpart.
The Environment Agency is looking into reports that 113 containers of toxic waste deriving from the UK and the Netherlands arrived at an Indonesian port last week.
Reports circulated widely Wednesday that one of the country's most famous crime fighters had tried to defect to the United States.