International Crime http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19543/all en Video of the day: China bank robbery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/video-the-day-china-bank-robbery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Terror in Tianjin as man uses hammer to smash his way inside bank. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> There&#39;s an amazing video of a bank robbery in Tianjin, China <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/china-bank-robbery-video-2011-2">making the internet rounds</a> today.</p> <p> In it, a man takes four minutes to smash his way through a bullet-proof glass barrier using a big hammer as terrified employees stand by and watch. According to <a href="http://www.chinahush.com/2011/02/27/the-most-daring-bank-robbery/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChinaHush+(ChinaHush)">China Hush</a>, the robbery took place Feb. 7 at a post office savings bank. It reportedly took police five minutes to show up.</p> <p> The robber appears 30 seconds into the video. And, yes, there is sound.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tDGlr_HRCr0" title="YouTube video player" width="480"></iframe></p> <p> China is no stranger to bank robberies, of course.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/video-the-day-china-bank-robbery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Crime Macro Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:36:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5627357 at http://www.globalpost.com International pedophile ring shut down, say police (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/benelux/110317/international-pedophile-ring-shut-down <p> Police said they rescued 230 children from abuse and arrested 184 suspects, including teachers and police officers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/benelux/110317/international-pedophile-ring-shut-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Crime International sex news United Kingdom Thu, 17 Mar 2011 04:37:31 +0000 News Desk 5631270 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo's Mafia: How the US and allies ignore allegations of organized crime at the highest levels of a new democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110321/kosovo-hashim-thaci-organized-crime <p>PRISTINA &mdash; Despite numerous and detailed allegations against Hashim Thaci, he has remained a valued ally of successive U.S. administrations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110321/kosovo-hashim-thaci-organized-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hashim Thaci Hillary Clinton International Crime Kosovo World Leaders Europe Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:01:00 +0000 Matt McAllester 5632203 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo's Mafia: Assassinations and intimidation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110321/kosovo-intelligence-services <p>PRISTINA &mdash; Sources have come forward to shed new light on K-SHIK&rsquo;s alleged history of targeting political opponents for intimidation &mdash; and murder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110321/kosovo-intelligence-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hashim Thaci International Crime Kosovo World Leaders Europe Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:15:00 +0000 Matt McAllester 5632242 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo's Mafia: A hotbed of human trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110322/kosovo-human-trafficking <p> PRISTINA &mdash; In the aftermath of the U.S.-led war in Kosovo, this nascent democracy became a hub of the global trade in human beings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110322/kosovo-human-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Trafficking International Crime International sex news Kosovo World Leaders Europe Sun, 27 Mar 2011 20:03:00 +0000 Matt McAllester and Jovo Martinovic 5632462 at http://www.globalpost.com Kidnappings scare rich Russian parents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110505/russia-crime-kidnapping-moscow <p> MOSCOW &mdash; Revenge killings, kidnappings, car bombs and shootouts were a hallmark of Russia&rsquo;s turbulent transition to free-for-all capitalism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/110505/russia-crime-kidnapping-moscow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Crime Underworld Business Emerging Markets Europe Culture & Lifestyle Russia Fri, 06 May 2011 10:04:19 +0000 Miriam Elder 5642749 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa intelligence minister's wife found guilty of drug trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/110505/south-africa-intelligence-minister-wife-drug-trafficking <p> Critics say that if Siyabonga Cwele was unaware of his wife&rsquo;s drug smuggling, then he should not be in charge of the country&#39;s security and intelligence operations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/110505/south-africa-intelligence-minister-wife-drug-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Crime South Africa Brazil South Africa Thu, 05 May 2011 18:14:00 +0000 News Desk 5642755 at http://www.globalpost.com Tiny UK police force smashes global child porn ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110506/uk-police-smash-international-child-pornography-porn <p> Lincolnshire police led a team to uncover an online &ldquo;news service&rdquo; that provided millions of indecent images and films of children to more than 1,300 suspected pedophiles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110506/uk-police-smash-international-child-pornography-porn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Crime United Kingdom Fri, 06 May 2011 21:05:00 +0000 News Desk 5643061 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangkok airport bust finds baby leopards, panthers, bear http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/thailand/110513/thailand-animal-trafficking-leopards-panthers-bear <p> Thailand is a major hub for illegal wildlife trafficking, but it is unusual for authorities to find so many live mammals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/thailand/110513/thailand-animal-trafficking-leopards-panthers-bear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Crime Wildlife News Thailand Fri, 13 May 2011 07:11:00 +0000 News Desk 5644514 at http://www.globalpost.com Global war on drugs has failed, international commission says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/110601/global-war-drugs-has-failed-international-commission-says <p> The report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy contends that anti-drug policy has failed by fueling organized crime, costing taxpayers millions of dollars and causing thousands of deaths</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/110601/global-war-drugs-has-failed-international-commission-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs International Crime Mexico Drug War World Leaders Americas Conflict Zones Diplomacy War Politics Culture & Lifestyle Health Thu, 02 Jun 2011 04:00:31 +0000 News Desk 5648719 at http://www.globalpost.com In South Africa, yet another top cop's home is robbed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/south-africa-crime-johannesbug-police-house-robbery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While crime levels in South Africa are on the decline, the luxury homes of police chiefs continue to be burgled. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> JOHANNESBURG, South Africa &mdash; The police chief of the province that includes Johannesburg has become the latest top cop in South Africa to have his home burgled.</p> <p> General Mzwandile Petros, police commissioner for Gauteng province &mdash; which includes the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria &mdash; on Friday had a plasma television stolen during a break in at his <a href="http://ewn.co.za/Story.aspx?Id=68805">home in an upscale Johannesburg neighborhood</a>, a local radio news station reports.</p> <p> The incident highlights the continuing battle to bring crime under control in South Africa&rsquo;s largest city, but also raises questions about why top police and security officials continue to have their homes robbed.</p> <p> In the past year, the country&#39;s national police chief and a deputy police minister have also had their homes burgled, both of which were located in the country&#39;s wealthiest neighborhoods. There have also been several recent armed <a href="http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/police-station-robbed-1.1048893">robberies at police stations</a>, including one in March at a station in Johannesburg&rsquo;s Alexandra township.</p> <p> But while police stations and the luxury homes of police chiefs continue to be burgled , <a href="http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Crime-levels-declining-report-20110613">crime levels in South Africa</a>, including robberies, are widely reported to be on the decline.</p> <p> The number of <a href="http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/africa/news/article_1621419.php/Survey-South-Africa-s-murder-rate-down-literacy-up">murders per 100,000 people in South Africa</a> has dropped from 37 to 34 since 2009, according to an index compiled by the South African Institute for Race Relations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/south-africa-crime-johannesbug-police-house-robbery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Crime South Africa Weird Wide Web Sat, 25 Jun 2011 09:57:32 +0000 News Desk 5655111 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral shot dead in Guatemala http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/110709/facundo-cabral-argentina-folk-singer-shot-dead-guatemala <p> Cabral became famous in the 1970s as a protest singer in Argentina, and in 1996, Unesco declared him a &quot;world messenger of peace.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/110709/facundo-cabral-argentina-folk-singer-shot-dead-guatemala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina International Crime Music Americas Sat, 09 Jul 2011 20:10:37 +0000 News Desk 5669981 at http://www.globalpost.com China's most-wanted fugitive loses fight to stay in Canada http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110721/canada-lai-changxing-china-most-wanted-fugitive-deportation <p> China has waged a testy diplomatic battle with Canada over the deportation of Lai Changxing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110721/canada-lai-changxing-china-most-wanted-fugitive-deportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> immigration policy International Crime Canada China Fri, 22 Jul 2011 04:13:00 +0000 News Desk 5671179 at http://www.globalpost.com China arrests its top fugitive, Lai Changxing, after Canada deports him http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110724/canada-lai-changxing-deported-beijing-china-execution <p> Chinese state TV showed Lai being read his rights by a police officer before being taken into custody.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110724/canada-lai-changxing-deported-beijing-china-execution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China International Crime Diplomacy Canada China Sun, 24 Jul 2011 06:11:51 +0000 News Desk 5671292 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican drug cartel leader "had 1,500 people murdered" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/110731/mexico-mexican-drug-cartels-juarez-cartel-leader-1500-murders <p> Mexican police say that Acosta Hernandez is the leader of the La Linea gang, whose members work as hired killers for the notoriously violent Juarez cartel, which controls the main drug smuggling routes into the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/110731/mexico-mexican-drug-cartels-juarez-cartel-leader-1500-murders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs International Crime Mexico Drug War Travel/Tourism Twitter Conflict Zones Mexico Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:44:03 +0000 News Desk 5671930 at http://www.globalpost.com