Law Enforcement


  • India: 3 arrested in connection with IED blast in Manipur

    March 23, 2020

    Three persons have been arrested in connection with an IED explosion near a BSF camp in Manipur’s Thoubal district, police said on Monday. Explosives weighing 2.5 kg, seven detonators, a remote control device, a dry battery, three mobile phones and a two- wheeler were seized from their possession, a senior police officer said. The blast occurred ...

  • Ireland: Quarry searched and three arrested in dissident pipe bomb probe

    March 22, 2020

    Gardai were continuing to search a quarry last night where it is suspected pipe bombs were being made by dissident Republicans. The search operation at a rural location on the Carlow/Kildare border follows the arrest of three men today by heavily armed gardai. “This is an investigation into the manufacture of improvised explosive devices by a dissident ...

  • Europol: Rise of fake ‘corona cures’ revealed in global counterfeit medicine operation

    March 21, 2020

    Europol has supported a global operation to target trafficking counterfeit medicines. Operation Pangea, coordinated by INTERPOL and involved 90 countries worldwide, took place between 3 and 10 March 2020. The pandemic has opened up a business opportunity for predatory criminals. Authorities around the world seized nearly 34 000 counterfeit surgical masks, making them the most commonly ...

  • Birmingham: Four Convicted For National Action Membership

    March 20, 2020

    Four people were convicted on the 19 March of being members of the banned extreme right wing neo-Nazi group National Action. A jury at Birmingham Crown Court took less than nine hours to find three men and a woman guilty, one other man had admitted membership of the group before the trial. These convictions are the ...

  • Newcastle: Man Pleads Guilty to Preparing Others to Commit Acts of Terrorism

    March 20, 2020

    Man from Newcastle Pleads Guilty to Preparing Others to Commit Acts of Terrorism and Inciting Terrorism Overseas A man from Newcastle has today, Friday March 20, pleaded guilty to Terrorism Offences following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East. Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 35 (18/03/85), from the Arthur’s Hill area of Newcastle pleaded guilty at a hearing ...

  • UK: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of 22 counts of murder

    March 17, 2020

    Hashem Abedi denied involvement, but his DNA and fingerprints were found at the flat where the explosives were made. The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber has been found guilty of 22 charges of murder. Hashem Abedi, 22, conspired with his brother Salman Abedi, who killed himself and 22 others when he detonated a bomb at an ...

  • The SIM highjackers: how criminals are stealing millions by highjacking phone numbers

    March 13, 2020

    SIM swappers arrested by Spain, Austria and Romania as police gears up against this growing threat It is a common story: the signal bars disappears from their mobile phones, they call the phone number – it rings, but it’s not their phone ringing. They try to login to their bank account, but the password fails. They ...

  • India: Police seize IEDs, Maoist literature in Kothagudem forests, Telangana

    March 11, 2020

    The police have seized improvised explosive devices (IEDs), revolutionary literature, kit bags and other material at a Maoist camp in the forests of Neeladri Pet hillock in the district. According to the Superintendent of Police (SP) Sunil Dutt the police had received information that four teams of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) had entered into Bhadradri Kothagudem, ...

  • Sudan says FBI to help probe PM assassination attempt

    March 11, 2020

    American investigators will help Sudan with enquiries into a failed assassination attempt against Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, the Sudanese culture and information minister said on Wednesday. A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) team “arrived this morning and will join Sudanese investigators”, Faisal Mohammed Saleh told journalists. Sudan’s post-uprising leader Hamdok escaped unharmed on Monday after an assassination ...

  • Another arrest as police continue their investigation into suspicious device found in a car in Luton

    March 10, 2020

    Officers have searched four properties in Newcastle and another man has been arrested as police continue the investigation into a suspicious device found in a vehicle in Luton. At around 7.20am on Friday, March 6, police were called to reports of concern for a man in a car in Brook Street. Officers were dispatched and found a ...

  • UK: Bomb squad called and two held after suspicious device found in car in Luton

    March 6, 2020

    Two men have been arrested after a suspicious device was found in a car in Luton, Bedfordshire. Bomb disposal experts were sent to the scene and the device was later deemed to be not viable. Police were called to the incident at about 7.20am on Friday over concern for a man in a car. A bomb disposal team ...

  • Metropolitan police officer arrested in right-wing terror probe

    March 5, 2020

    The arrest of a serving Metropolitan Police officer relates to the outlawed neo-Nazi group National Action, it is understood. Counter-terrorism officers arrested the 21-year-old police constable in north London. He is being held on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation linked to right-wing terrorism, the Met said. Read more… Source: BBC News  

  • Bangladesh: ‘New Neo JMB cell behind remote bomb’

    March 3, 2020

    The Improvised Explosives Device that went off at a traffic police box in Chattogram’s Sholoshahar on Friday was detonated by remote control. A separate cell of the IS-inspired militant outfit Neo JMB carried out the attack. The IED was powerful enough to kill people, officers said. “The IED made by the outfit was equipped with a remote ...

  • Australia: Aviation Security Enhancement Program

    February 25, 2020

    Our role at airports is changing. The Aviation Security Enhancement Program (ASEP) is delivering improved aviation security at Australia’s nine designated airports; Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Cairns, Gold Coast and Perth. The ASEP will increase the number of AFP officers at airports, enhance training of our members and aviation stakeholders, increase intelligence capability and ...

  • Islamic State supporter admits plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral

    February 21, 2020

    A female supporter of the Islamic State terror group has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Hayes, Middlesex, admitted preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications at a hearing at the Old Bailey. Shaikh, a Muslim convert, had contacted someone who could prepare explosives ...

  • Afghan Special Forces seized a large cache of explosives in Ghazni

    February 15, 2020

    The Afghan Special Forces arrested a Pakistani family during an operation in Ghazni province during which they seized a large cache of explosives belonging to Taliban. The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Special Forces discovered and seized the cache during a raid in Geru district. The statement further added that the Special Forces confiscated ...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces need technology, strategy to prevent IED attacks

    February 12, 2020

    Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy, on Wednesday said the use of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) is gaining attention both in India and the world as it requires minimum effort and stressed that security forces should have the technology and strategy to prevent such attacks in the future. “Use of IEDs is ...

  • FBI: BEC scams accounted for half of the cyber-crime losses in 2019

    February 11, 2020

    The FBI received 467,361 internet and cyber-crime complaints in 2019, which the agency estimates have caused losses of more than $3.5 billion, the bureau wrote in its yearly internet crime report released today. The FBI said that almost half of the reported losses — an estimated $1.77 billion — came from reports of BEC (Business Email ...

  • U.S. Soldier Who Discussed News Network Attack Admits Sharing Bomb-Making Instructions

    February 11, 2020

    U.S. Army soldier has reportedly pleaded guilty to sharing instructions for making explosive devices, months after federal officials accused him of planning to carry out terrorist attacks on American soil. Jarrett William Smith was arrested in September after he allegedly discussed using a “large vehicle bomb” on an unnamed major TV news network headquarters and ...

  • Italy: Bomb destroys Carabinieri cop’s car in Bari

    February 11, 2020

    A bomb went off overnight under a car owned by a Carabinieri police officer in Ruvo di Puglia, in the southern province of Bari, totally destroying the vehicle. No one was injured in the attack on the Fiat Sedici, which was parked close to the home of the policeman. Investigators believe the bomb was an improvised explosive ...