cue the lightning bolts

the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16

12.10.2009

trafficking news & police work

1. Europol arrests 115 suspects in child sex raids

European police agency Europol said today it had arrested 115 alleged child sex offenders, some of them teachers or caretakers, in raids across 19 countries in an operation against child pornography.

Europol said a two-year international operation targeting child sex offenders on the internet had identified five children in different countries, aged between 4 and 12, who were the victims of sexual crimes. A total of 221 suspects were identified.

...The investigation was led by Austrian authorities, who found an internet service provider being misused as a distribution channel for child pornography. Europol then analysed log files and reported back to involved countries.

Raids took place in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, [no countries starting with "I"...] Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

read more @ independent


2. teenager detained wtih heroin in stomach at Moscow airport

Police at Moscow's Domodedovo airport have detained a 17-year-old Tajik national carrying some 800 grams of heroin in his stomach, a police source said.

...According to estimates, about 90% of heroin consumed in Russia is trafficked from Afghanistan via Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. And the vast majority of heroin consumed in Europe passes through Russia on its way from Afghanistan, where illegal drug production has reportedly risen more than 40 times since 2001.

read more @ ria novosti


3. dozens arrested in Swedish doping raid

Swedish police have arrested 40 people in a nationwide doping raid, according to a statement.The operation took place at nine locations across the country involving the police, prosecutors, Swedish customs, as well as Sweden’s tax and debt collection agencies.

Around 300 officers and a large number of civil servants from the other agencies were involved in the raids. Police carried out valuable seizures through a number of home searches, but a statement from the police doesn’t elaborate on what exactly was confiscated. The raids have also been carried out with the aim of securing assets and property which was financed with proceeds from criminal activity....The investigation has so far revealed the existence of a well-organized and wide-ranging trade in doping substances across the whole of Sweden, involving large sums of money.

read more @ the local

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