Archive for June, 2009

18.06.09 Taliban, Al Qaeda finances recovering

June 22, 2009  |   General News & Cases   |     |   0 Comment

Investigation shows Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan get money from extortion, crime and drugs.Taliban refer to extortion money as tolls, taxes or zakat PESHAWAR: For the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, money is coming mostly from extortion, crime and drugs, an AP investigation claims Funding for the Al Qaeda is more diverse ...

5 June 2009 EUROPE’S ‘BIGGEST PEOPLE SMUGGLER’ JAILED FOR PIZZA PLOT

June 05, 2009  |   General News & Cases,SOCA - Latest News   |     |   0 Comment

An Afghan criminal who boasted he was Europe’s biggest people smuggler has been jailed for 9 years for smuggling illegal immigrants into the UK. Two other members of the people smuggling gang were today sentenced to a total of 19 years. The gang is known to be responsible for the illegal immigration ...

3 June 2009 36 million spliffs incinerated as international crime gang is convicted

June 03, 2009  |   General News & Cases,SOCA - Latest News   |     |   0 Comment

Over 12.5 tonnes of cannabis resin – enough to produce 36 million spliffs – has been incinerated after an investigation by the Serious Organised Crime Agency. The drugs seizure, from the tug boat ‘Abbira’ which had docked at Southampton, represents one of the largest seizures of cannabis resin in the UK. ...