Brazil arrests eight in Amazon deforestation swoop

Aug 29, 2014

Brazil arrests eight in Amazon deforestation swoop

Brazilian police said Thursday they had made eight arrests in raids to smash a gang considered the worst perpetrators of deforestation in the Amazon region. “Eight arrests have been made so far. Police are searching for a further six (suspects) considered to be on ...

Aug 5, 2014

Fukui plant worker caught stealing copper tubing

A 39-year-old employee was arrested in Fukui Prefecture on Monday after being caught trying to steal copper tubing from a metalworking plant he worked at. Manabu Hirabayashi from the city of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, was caught by police red-handed at the plant along with ...

May 19, 2014

100 arrested in global raids against 'BlackShades' hackers

Police have arrested around 100 people in global raids against a notorious malware being sold complete with “ransom notes” to extort money after taking control of computers. “During the course of a worldwide investigation, creators, sellers and users of BlackShades malware were targeted by ...

Jan 16, 2014

Police crack Philippine live-streaming pedophile ring

Police around the world Thursday said they had dismantled a pedophile ring that streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children as young as 6 over the Internet, with victims’ parents involved in some cases. Fifteen victims aged between 6 and 15 have been rescued ...

Chinese police arrest five Muslims in Tiananmen Gate attack

Oct 30, 2013

Chinese police arrest five Muslims in Tiananmen Gate attack

Police announced the arrests Wednesday of five people in connection with this week’s suicide car crash in the heart of China’s capital, calling it a planned terror attack — Beijing’s first in recent history — and identifying the attackers as members of a Muslim ...

Oct 15, 2013

British police arrest four men under terror act

British police were questioning four men in their 20s on suspicion of terrorism Monday, a day after shooting at one of their cars near the Tower of London. Police said the four were arrested during a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation Sunday. They did not identify ...