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PH has most cases of fake medicines in Southeast Asia – UN report

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Transnational organized crime is on the rise in Southeast Asia and its most dangerous form, fake medicines, appears most rampant in the Philippines

FAKE MEDS. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime found the highest incidence of falsified medicines in the Philippines among Southeast Asian countries. Image from Shutterstock.

ASEAN anti-cybercrime declaration calls for united front

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:22 AM

ASEAN adopts the ASEAN Declaration to Prevent and Combat Cybercrime, a vow to unify anti-cybercrime measures among ASEAN member states and organizations like the ASEANAPOL, EUROPOL, and INTERPOL

Dela Rosa flies to Beijing for Interpol talks, will raise war on drugs

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:19 PM

PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa will be in China from September 26 to 29 for talks on transnational crimes with top police officials from other countries

FOR TALKS. Dea Rosa visits China on meetings on transnational crime. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

ASEAN officials begin talks to battle terrorism, illegal drugs

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Other crimes such as human trafficking, money laundering, and intellectual property theft are also on the agenda of the officials' meeting in the Philippines

ALL AGAINST CRIME. ASEAN senior officials join hands in a show of solidarity against transnational crime during the preparatory meeting for the 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC). ASEAN photo

The Laos Connection: Mr X and the cartels hooking Southeast Asia on pills

May 08, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The downfall of millionaire Mr X long shielded by cash and contacts in Laos has highlighted the role of the secretive communist country in showering pills across Southeast Asia

DRUG LORD. This file photo taken on April 18, 2017 shows Xaysana Keophimpa, allegedly a key figure among gangs buying drugs from Myanmar's meth labs, arriving at a criminal court in Bangkok after being detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport on January 19. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

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Mar 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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U.S. suspects North Korea behind $81M Bangladesh theft – report

Mar 23, 2017 - 9:56 AM

The Wall Street Journal reports prosecutors were developing cases showing Chinese middlemen helped the North Korean government orchestrate the enormous theft from the Bangladesh central bank

A cornerstone in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York building is seen on July 29, 2011 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Cops seize P6M in firearms from suspected Abu Sayyaf supplier

Sep 27, 2016 - 10:49 AM

The alleged gun runners were arrested a short distance from the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame according to police

SEIZED GUNS. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa presents to the media arms seized by the police on September 27, 2016. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

Transnational crime booming across Southeast Asia – UN

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:26 PM

The problem is so acute that the UN estimates illegal trade across East Asia and the Pacific is now worth more than 100 billion

Cops from US to Australia in hunt for Mexican drug lord – DEA

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Police from around the world are on the case of Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman relying on human intelligence and electronic surveillance to track him down

KINGPIN. In this file photo, Mexican military hold Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias 'El Chapo' (C) at the Navy hangar in Mexico City, Mexico, February 22, 2014. Mario Guzman/EPA

Europe migrant terror threat 'overblown'

May 21, 2015 - 11:31 PM

But analysts say extremist groups are more interested in holding territory in the Middle East than risking their men in flimsy dinghies

MIGRANT CRISIS. A handout picture provided 10 February 2015 by the Italian Coastguard shows migrants arriving to Lampedusa, 09 February 2015. Photo by Italian Coast Guard/EPA

Fil-Am brothers sentenced to 3 years for gun trafficking

Mar 29, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The brothers admit to selling military style firearms along with high capacity magazines and weapons from the US to the Philippines

DOJ wants action plan vs trafficking to strife-torn Syria

Nov 12, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Reports reach the justice department that underground migration is happening with Filipinos wanting to get househelp work falling prey to the hands of syndicates

Gov't probes 'destab' angle in foiled NAIA car bomb plot

Sep 02, 2014 - 11:59 AM

The DOJ is mulling the filing of terrorism charges against the suspects in the foiled plot but the AFP does not believe that they belong to a terrorist group

PH, Vietnam, China tackle transnational crime

May 13, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Amid maritime rows in the region ASEAN chiefs of police gather in Manila to discuss how to more efficiently combat crime

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the singing of the Philippine National Anthem during the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL) Conference at the Luzon Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City on Tuesday (May 13, 2014). The Philippines is a founding member of the ASEANAPOL which held its first conference in Manila in 1981 and has been holding annual conferences since hosted by member-agencies. The PNP last hosted the 23rd ASEANAPOL conference in Manila on September 2003. Also in photo are Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Aquino to ASEAN police: Security integral to regional progress

May 13, 2014 - 11:54 AM

President Benigno Aquino III urges Asean police chiefs to reduce the breathing room of criminals to make the region safer and more progressive

CONSENSUS. President Benigno Aquino III says the statement of ASEAN leaders expressing concern over China's aggression is sufficient. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Arroyo's stem cell doctor charged with illegal practice

Apr 10, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The NBI says Park misrepresented herself as a licensed physician in several occasions

ILLEGAL PRACTICE. Dr Antonia Park in this Nov 17, 2012 photo taken by Kate Tan. Photo from Bernard Tan.

Horror in online child sex abuse village

Jan 26, 2014 - 1:50 PM

In the village of Ibabao in Cebu behind closed doors parents directed their children for sex videos in front of webcams for paying pedophiles overseas

HOUSE OF HORRORS. The now abandoned house that used to stream live sex acts of children to pedophiles watching online overseas, is seen in the village of Ibabao in Cordova town, Cebu, Philippines on January 21, 2014. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Immigration on alert for assassins sent by drug cartel

Jan 24, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Canadian authorities opted out of extradition so the Philippines can pursue its charges against the alleged drug ring members arrested in Taguig

Int'l police probe PH child sex abuse ring

Jan 16, 2014 - 9:28 AM

UPDATED Under Operation Endeavour which spanned a dozen nations 29 people have been arrested including 11 in the Philippines while three other ongoing probes have identified 733 suspects

Venezuela jails 22 over cocaine smuggling to France

Sep 29, 2013 - 8:59 PM

The latest 5 people sent to prison pending a trial are two airport officials with the attorney general s office and 3 workers employed by two companies contracted by Air France

IN TROUBLE. Authorities say 1.3 tons of cocaine stashed in Caracas-Paris Air France flight could not have been possible without accomplices among airline staff. In this file photo, passengers board an Air France plane in Berlin, Germany. EPA Soeren Stache

Air France in spotlight as 9 held over record cocaine bust

Sep 24, 2013 - 7:58 AM

The drugs with an estimated street value of 200 million euros 270m were found inside 30 suitcases on a Caracas Paris flight

IN TROUBLE. Authorities say 1.3 tons of cocaine stashed in Caracas-Paris Air France flight could not have been possible without accomplices among airline staff. In this file photo, passengers board an Air France plane in Berlin, Germany. EPA Soeren Stache