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Johan Landström

Weekly Round-Up 17-21 Oct -22

It's been a beautiful autumn week here in the north, and here are some highlights from this week's information harvest. Let's jump straight into some updates from the Law enforcement community.

Interpol has released its "Global Crime Trend report". The actual report is restricted to law enforcement. However, a good summary of the public part of the report highlights law enforcement's most significant worries: "Financial and cybercrimes top global police concerns."

Interpol- Financial and cybercrimes top global police concerns, says new INTERPOL report

Europol informs of an arrest of a prolific fraudster. Who is believed to have been running a large-scale, multi-layered investment fraud scheme.

Europol-Suspect arrested in connection with a million euro investment fraud

More from Europol, who, with Eurojust, has assisted French authorities in cooperation with their Spanish and Latvian counterparts, have dismantled a car theft ring.

Europol- 31 arrested for stealing cars by hacking keyless tech

Moving over to sanctions, the USA department of justice has released a summary of the effects on the Russian Federation of the implemented sanctions and export controls.

U.S Departement of State- The Impact of Sanctions and Export Controls on the Russian Federation

Transparency International, which is driving a campaign to reform beneficial ownership transparency, has released nine reform recommendations.

Transparency International- Trust issues: 9 Fixes To The Global Standard On Beneficial Ownership Transparency

Let's round up this week with some longer reads. The growth of gang violence in Haiti has been a significant concern in recent years. Global Initiative has released a report that assesses the current situation of the gang threat in Haiti.

Global initiative- Ga ngs of Haiti: E xpansion, power and an escalating crisis

Also, from Global Initiative, a new report on wildlife trafficking and Vietnam being a hub for trafficking in Southeast Asia.

Global initiative- Vietnam's virtual landscape for illicit wildlife trading

Finally, Transcrime has released a study that presents some key results collected through analysing the theft of medicines and medical devices within the EU and beyond.

Transcrime- The theft of medicines in the EU

Until next time, have a fantastic weekend!