U.S.: Islamic State earns $1 million per day in black market oil sales

Oct 24, 2014

U.S.: Islamic State earns $1 million per day in black market oil sales

Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a U.S. Treasury Department official said Thursday. David Cohen, who leads the department’s effort to undermine the Islamic State’s finances, said the ...

Sep 15, 2014

Two arrested over ¥43 million robbery in Tokyo

Two Romanian nationals were arrested Monday on suspicion of robbing a 63-year-old man of ¥43 million in cash in front of a bank in Tokyo in April, police said. Gheorghe-Aurel Strejan, 25, and Jan Miura, 37, allegedly stole the victim’s bag containing the cash ...

¥35 million diamond ring stolen from Ginza shop

Jan 8, 2014

¥35 million diamond ring stolen from Ginza shop

A diamond ring worth around ¥35 million was stolen from a store in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza shopping district last year, Tokyo police said Wednesday. Two Asian men in their 30s to 40s who appeared not to be Japanese tried on four rings at the ...

Jan 5, 2014

Taxi driver wanted over fatal Ecuador shooting

Ecuadorian investigative sources said Sunday they are searching for a taxi driver suspected of involvement in the fatal shooting last week of a Japanese couple in Guayaquil. Relatives have named the victims as Tetsuo Hitomi, who was shot and killed in the attack on ...