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Weekly Round-Up 26-30 Sept-22

It has been a dramatic week; the two more significant events are the sabotage against undersea pipelines in the Baltic Sea and further violations of international law by Russia in Ukraine. There is also, as every week, a lot of information on crimes across the globe. Here are a few excerpts from the information we have had our eyes on.  

Europol has supported German and Hungarian police in dismantling a criminal network involved in human trafficking for sexual exploitation. 

Europol- Kingpins of sexual exploitation gang arrested in Berlin

Picking up responses to the sham elections in occupied parts of Ukraine. The UK announces 92 sanctions as part of their sanction response.  

GOV United Kingdom- UK sanctions collaborators of Russia’s illegal sham referendum 

EU is also preparing a new sanctions package targeting oil trade and high-tech products.

The Guardian-Brussels promises to cap price of Russian oil after Putin escalation  

The USA Department of Justice has indicted a Russian oligarch and associates for sanctions evasion and obstruction of justice.  

The United States Justice of Government- Russian oligarch Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska indicted for sanctions evasion and obstruction of justice

Jumping over to some longer reads you can dig into over the weekend. The Wildlife Justice Commission has published a report on the rise and fall of one of Vietnam’s biggest wildlife traffickers.    

Wildlife justice- Ah Nam: The downfall of Vietnam’s Wolf of Wall Street

Global Initiative has released an analytic review of past responses to environmental crime and what can be done to improve efforts to curb environmental crime.   

Global initiative- An analytic review of past responses to environmental crime and programming recommendations  

Austrac has released three new assessments. Two are sectorial assessments into bullion dealers and the remittance sector and a threat update to the superannuation sector risk assessment.    

AUSTRAC- New risk assessments and threat update now available 

We are soon jumping into October, which is the cyber security month. We will cover more on this topic in the upcoming weeks. But to jump the gun a bit, keep in mind to safeguard your logical environment and #ThinkB4UClick.  

Until next time, have a fantastic weekend.