A joint operation among several European countries has led to the arrest of almost 90 members of the 'Ndrangheta, the organised crime family based in Calabria, southern Italy.
Thieves smashed their way into the Van Gogh Museum using sledgehammers.
Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh which were stolen by sledgehammer-wielding thieves have been recovered from the Italian
Mafia fugitive Domenico Rancadore has won his battle against extradition back to Italy, after the judge changed his mind
The father of Nigella Lawson's former assistants, the Grillo sisters, has been arrested on suspicion of being a member of
A "squealing" mobster boss has been brutally murdered by a rival clan who fed him alive to pigs. Police believe Francesco
In a city famous for tearing down the old to build the new, the opening of the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas was a rare event. It saved the 1933 courthouse, where many Mafia trials took place, from destruction. The neo-classical building had also been a post office and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Companies are not the only ones to have discovered the opportunities offered by an increasingly globalised world. Some 3,600 criminal gangs are active in more than one country in the EU and of those 70% boast an international work force and 30% commit more than one type of crime. Worldwide organised crime costs the global economy €670 billion a year. Crime on this scale can only be successfully be countered at an international level.
The NCA will be responsible for co-ordinating the fight against organised crime, which is estimated to cost between £20 and £40 billion a year in Britain. Predictably the NCA has become the latest agency to be hailed as "Britain's answer to the FBI".
A fugitive Mafia boss discovered living in the UK as a suburban house husband could walk free tomorrow due to "significant