January 2018

4 January 2018

Ireland: 2017 sees Record Low of Road Fatalities

Minister Ross welcomes Garda commitment for another 10% increase in traffic police numbers Provisional road collision statistics for 2017, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following an analysis of fatal collision reports supplied by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15% drop in road deaths in 2017…

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December 2017

31 December 2017

Cargo crime gang truck raid thwarted by Swedish post service sting

Swedish post service PostNord has helped put cargo thieves behind bars with a sting operation to prevent theft from moving vehicles. This high-risk crime has become increasingly prevalent on Europe’s roads, with gangs stealing from trucks travelling at up to 80 kph.

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20 December 2017

Five arrested for spreading ransomware throughout Europe and US

During the last week, Romanian authorities have arrested three individuals who are suspected of infecting computer systems by spreading the CTB-Locker (Curve-Tor-Bitcoin Locker) malware - a form of file-encrypting ransomware. Two other suspects from the same criminal group were arrested in Bucharest in a parallel ransomware investigation linked to the…

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18 December 2017

13 arrested and 34 charges laid in Red Deer covert stolen vehicle operation

A four-day covert stolen vehicle operation in Red Deer last week has resulted in the arrest of 13 people and the seizure of 11 stolen vehicles, a sawed-off rifle, various drugs and other stolen property. RCMP say 34 outstanding warrants were executed between December 5 - 8, along with 34 new charges being laid against eight of those arrested.

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14 December 2017

Four Retired Detroit Cops Plead Guilty In Wildly Elaborate Stolen Car Scheme

An explosive investigation into corruption at the Detroit Police Department blew open on Wednesday, when authorities announced that four officers pleaded guilty to extortion charges related to the scheme, while two more were indicted on separate charges. The officers accepted bribes from auto collision shops in town, the feds allege, in exchange for…

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