UNODC/UNIDIR: Addressing the linkages between illicit arms, organized crime and armed conflict

Linkages between illicit arms, organized crime, and armed conflict can reinforce one another while also escalating and prolonging violence and eroding governance.1 Financial gains from crime can lengthen or intensify armed conflicts by creating revenue streams for non-State armed groups Read More …

Northern Ireland: PSNI make two arrests and seize drugs after army make suspect device ‘safe’ at Dee Street

The news comes after the Dee Street area of east Belfast was closed off for a period today due to a security alert, which ended at 5pm. At 6pm today the PSNI revealed that a suspected device, located during a Read More …

Northern Ireland: Police arrest woman as part of investigation into Oglaigh na hEireann criminality

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested under the Terrorism Act as part of an investigation linked to Oglaigh na hEireann criminality. Detectives from the Terrorism Investigation Unit arrested the woman following a search of a property in west Belfast on Read More …

The Netherlands: More self-made explosives used in attacks on houses

Criminals are shifting from hand grenades to improvised explosives when attacking houses and vehicles in the Netherlands, according to the Ministry of Defense’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Service (EOD). The number of incidents involving self-made bombs using, for example, fireworks is Read More …

California: Second Defendant Sentenced for Non-Injury Pipe Bomb Explosion at Kearny Mesa Hotel

The second of two suspects charged with planting a pipe bomb that detonated at a Kearny Mesa hotel earlier this year but caused no injuries was sentenced Wednesday to two years behind bars. Grover Preston Everett, 39, received the same Read More …

Israel: Police foil attempt to bomb restaurant in Be’er Tuvia amid apparent criminal dispute

Police on Saturday said officers had foiled an attempt to bomb a popular restaurant in southern Israel days earlier, amid an apparent criminal dispute. According to police, a large explosive device planted at the restaurant in a town in the Read More …