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Johan Landström

Weekly Round-Up 31 Oct- 4 Nov -22

Happy Friday, everyone. Here are some highlights from the past week's information flow

Frontex has conducted a 12-day operation, "Operation Mobile 5", that took place this month and involved law enforcement officers from 23 countries who carried out intensified checks in several locations along the EU's external borders.

Frontex- Operation Mobile 5- Race against time

The US Treasury Department on Tuesday took its first action against ISIS-Somalia, sanctioning seven individuals and one entity with ties to the terrorist affiliate.

CNN Politics- US Treasury targets ISIS weapons trafficking network in Somalia with sanctions

The crime-fighting arm of the IRS, which tracks financial crimes and hunts down pricey properties of sanctioned Russian elites, identified more than $32 billion in funds during the past fiscal year for eventual seizure.

AP News- IRS crime-fighting arm takes on new tasks during Ukraine war

A year after Honduras reformed its money laundering law, dozens of individuals with alleged ties to organized crime have been freed, with speculation mounting that this is an attempt at protecting those in power.

Insight Crime- Why Money Launderers in Honduras May Be Getting Away With it

A longer article from OCCRP reveals the Wagner group's golden ties to Sudanese military companies.

OCCRP- Documents Reveal Wagner's Golden Ties to Sudanese Military Companies

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has released its latest National Cyber Threat Assessment, where they state that the state-sponsored cyber programs of China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are the greatest strategic threats to Canadian online security

Government of Canada- National Cyber Threat Assessment 2023-2024

That's all for this week, until next time, have a fantastic weekend.