Conti Hacker Gang Threatens to Overthrow Costa Rican Government

Fourth EstateThe US State Department announced on their website a $10 million reward for information leading to the identification or whereabouts of Conti leaders. - US State Department

Conti, a cybercriminal organization, sent a threatening message to Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves’ government. In a report by local media Tico Times, it said that Conti demanded $20 million to cease the attacks. The Conti hackers sent an email …

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Mexico Missing Persons Tops 100,000 People

Fourth EstatePoster of missing Mexican Students - Amnesty International

Mexico’s official figure of missing people exceeded 100,000 for the first time on Monday as families called for immediate action from the authorities to find victims of violence connected to organized crime. According to Mexico’s National Registry of Missing Persons, …

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Honduran Drug Clan Matriarch, Herlinda Bobadilla, Captured, Son Killed

Fourth EstateHonduran Drug Clan Matriarch, Herlinda Bobadilla, Captured, Son Killed

Los Montes drug clan matriarch Herlinda Bobadilla has been captured after a shootout withHonduran authorities in a mountainous area of ​​ Colón, Honduras while her son has been killed. “In an intense confrontation between Honduran police and drug traffickers in …

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Colombian Gulf Cartel Beseiges Choco State Over Leader Arrest

Fourth EstateChoco State - Fourth Estate

The Gulf Clan besieged the Choco province of Colombia, declaring an armed strike over the arrest of its leader, Dairo Antonio Úsuga. Residents of Choco and other cities and villages across northern Colombia reported that paramilitary militiamen had done acts …

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Oman Foils Major Drug Smuggling Operation

Fourth EstatePiles of 4,000 tablets of different types of psychotropic substances - Courtesy of Royal Oman Police (ROP)

Oman security authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle in more than 54,000 tablets of different types of psychotropic substances and 25 kilograms of hashish. The Royal Oman Police (ROP) in a brief statement said that the “Narcotics and Psychotropic …

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UN: Organized Crime, Corrupt Officials Responsible for Rise of Enforced Disappearances in Mexico

Organized crime and corrupt officials are responsible for the rising numbers of enforced disappearances in Mexico, a United Nations (UN) committee said on April 12. “Organized crime has become a central perpetrator of disappearance in Mexico, with varying degrees of …

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United States Department of State (DOS) Offers Reward for Information Regarding Kinahan Organized Crime Group

Fourth EstateU.S. State Dept. offers reward for information in Christopher Vincent Kinahan and his two sons, Daniel Joseph Kinahan and Christopher Kinahan, Jr., - State Department

The United States Department of State (DOS) announced that they are offering up to $5 million in rewards for information leading to the arrests and/or convictions of Irish transnational organized criminal Christopher Vincent Kinahan and his two sons, Daniel Joseph …

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El Salvador Police Arrest More Than 9,000 Gang Members

Fourth EstateEl Salvador's police force has arrested more than 9,000 gang members 15 days after the government declared a state of emergency to curb a soaring homicide rate. - Fourth Estate

El Salvador’s police force has arrested more than 9,000 gang members 15 days after the government declared a state of emergency to curb a soaring homicide rate. President Nayib Bukele has shared images and a video of the arrests on …

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