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Greece arrests seven for trafficking drugs from Albania to Italy

ATHENS: Greece’s coastguard said on Saturday that it had uncovered an international ring that transported large quantities of drugs from Albania to Italy using high-speed boats. The coastguard’s drug-fighting unit said it had arrested five Albanians and two Greeks and seized 1.5 tonnes of unprocessed cannabis and two speedboats, estimating that the ring had made… Read More »

Italy arrests four suspected leaders of human trafficking and prostitution ring

ROME: Italian police on Wednesday arrested four men accused of being the leaders of a human trafficking ring which smuggled people from Africa to Europe and forced women into the sex trade upon arrival in Italy. Another two men were arrested on suspicion of financially supporting the network and selling illegal drugs. The group, which… Read More »

'Puppy farm capital' Ireland dogged by trafficking

DUBLIN: Illegal dog-breeding on an industrial scale has turned Ireland into the “puppy farm capital of Europe”, according to campaigners who say a recent crackdown is failing to curb the lucrative business. Thousands of puppies worth hundreds of euros each are shipped to British ports and then on to mainland Europe every year, many of… Read More »