'Shrimp Boy' to be sentenced to life in Chinatown crime case

Aug 4, 2016

'Shrimp Boy' to be sentenced to life in Chinatown crime case

A one-time gang tough nicknamed “Shrimp Boy” who insisted he had changed his ways but was hounded by federal investigators is set to be sentenced to life in prison, following his conviction on racketeering, murder and scores of other charges. U.S. District Court Judge ...

Jul 29, 2016

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve found it mixed with or passed off as ...

Favored in crime, €500 banknote finds its days are numbered

May 4, 2016

Favored in crime, €500 banknote finds its days are numbered

The European Central Bank was set to decide on Wednesday the fate of the €500 bank note, which many people associate with money laundering, the black market and terrorist financing. But its possible abolition is raising hackles in countries such as Germany. The violet-colored ...

Apr 20, 2016

Dutch cops crack encrypted criminal communications network

Dutch police and prosecutors say they have taken down an encrypted communications network believed to have been used by criminals in the Netherlands and possibly overseas. Prosecutors say in a statement that they arrested a 36-year-old man Tuesday in the eastern city of Nijmegen ...

Mar 10, 2016

Police seized 63 guns from yakuza groups in 2015

The number of guns seized from yakuza organized crime groups in Japan in 2015 fell by 41 from the previous year to 63, the lowest since the seizure data was made available in 1967, it was learned Thursday. Police confiscated 16 guns from Yamaguchi-gumi, ...