Georgia says it seized Russia-bound cargo of explosives sent from Ukraine

Georgia’s State Security Service said on Monday that it had seized a clandestine shipment of explosives bound for the Russian city of Voronezh from the Ukrainian port of Odesa. The South Caucasus country’s domestic security agency said that the explosives Read More …

Mexico demands investigation into US military-grade weapons being used by drug cartels

Mexico wants an urgent investigation into how U.S. military-grade weapons are increasingly being found in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, Mexico’s top diplomat said Monday. Mexico’s army is finding belt-fed machine guns, rocket launchers and grenades that are not Read More …

How Hamas Attacked Israel’s Communications Towers

Hamas fighters launched coordinated attacks on at least four communications towers close to the Gaza border in the initial phase of their cross-border assault on Israel — the most sophisticated operation yet to disrupt the infrastructure in the area. Footage Read More …

Israel: Six Palestinians killed in IED explosion during riots at Gaza border fence

A violent protest involving hundreds of rioters took place near the northern Gaza Strip border fence last night. Israeli authorities reported rioters throwing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and grenades. In one incident, Hamas-affiliated terrorists reportedly tried to detonate an IED Read More …

UNDOC: Understanding Illegal Methamphetamine Manufacture in Afghanistan

This analysis examines the modalities of illegal methamphetamine manufacture in Afghanistan, highlighting risks to the region. Coverage of suspected methamphetamine manufacture in Afghanistan, particularly in the news media in recent years, has generally focused on the use of the ephedra Read More …

Texas: Authorities Discover Backpacks Filled With Ammo, Homemade Explosive At Southern Border

U.S. Border Patrol authorities on Wednesday discovered backpacks with ammunition and a homemade explosive along the Rio Grande Valley sector, where authorities have previously admitted Mexican cartels maintain control of the region. According to Chavez, the McAllen Police Department helped Read More …

UNODC: Synthetic Drugs in East and Southeast Asia – Latest developments and challenges

East and Southeast Asia’s drug market has been marked by a decade of growth in the production and trafficking of synthetic drugs, particularly methamphetamine – a trend that continues. The region has also experienced an expansion in the production and Read More …

UNODC: Opium poppy cultivation estimates increase in Myanmar in 2022

In its newest survey on opium cultivation in Myanmar, released in Bangkok today, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates poppy cultivation to have increased by 33 per cent in comparison to the previous season. The results Read More …

Russia’s FSB liquidated Ukrainian sabotage group trying to enter Bryansk region

Russia’s FSB security service said on Monday that a four-person Ukrainian “sabotage group” had been “liquidated” while trying to enter Russia’s Bryansk region, which borders Ukraine, on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported. “As a result of a clash on December Read More …