Crimes, weapon trafficking, corruption, drug and human trafficking still exist in Bulgaria after its NATO accession in 2004 and European Union accession in 2007.
Romania’s Evenimentul Zilei commented on the situation in Romania and Bulgaria after their EU accession. Continue Reading »
The leader of a Japanese mafia group, specializing on racketeering and money recuperation – who was wanted by the Interpol since 2004 – was arrested in Romania. He was extradited this week to Japanese authorities, said the Ministry of Administration and Interior, or MAI. Continue Reading »
An Italian fugitive sentenced to 25 years in prison for a Mafia-related killing was arrested Thursday in southern Romania, police said.
The suspect, Antonio Constantin, is suspected of being a senior member of the Sacra Corona Unita, a criminal group operating in southern Italy, said Paolo Sartori, a police liaison with the Italian embassy in Bucharest. Continue Reading »
TIMISOARA, Romania: Four Romanians were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, money laundering and electronics theft in European Union countries, police said Wednesday.
Authorities detained the four, two brothers and their wives, on Tuesday in the western city of Buzias, a few months after police began investigations, said Cornel Iures, spokesman for a local police brigade tasked with fighting organized crime. Continue Reading »