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Two years ago, the authorities in this gritty rust-belt region declared war on the yakuza, Japan’s entrenched organized crime syndicates. And that is exactly what they got.
A court sentenced a former Cambodian drug czar to life in prison Thursday for committing the very crime he was hired to fight.
Undercover operation combating triad related activities is getting tougher because triad members have become more cautious, police said on Monday, following another large-scale anti-triad operation code named Nightstinger.
A Taiwan-based drug-trafficking syndicate has been busted with 40 members arrested and over 353 kilograms of drugs seized in what was described as the largest drug-smuggling case ever in the southernmost province of Hainan.
Japanese giant could be kicked off Tokyo Stock Exchange depending on scale of false accounting
Authorities are struggling to combat Mexican drug cartel operations in Australia, with the NSW Crime Commission revealing that importations can get back up and running within months of key players being locked up.
Japanese officials say that at least $4.9 billion is unaccounted for in a financial scandal at Olympus and are investigating whether much of that money went to companies with links to organized crime.
Four Spanish nationals were arrested after the Australian Federal Police seized approximately 300 kilograms of cocaine over the weekend.
The trial in India's biggest corruption scandal has begun in Delhi with the questioning of the first witnesses.
The dark and sometimes dangerous triad of ties among gangsters, businesses and politicians has a long tradition in Japan, which helps explain why a scandal engulfing Japan’s Olympus Corp has stirred up media and market talk of possible yakuza links.