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December 21, 2018

December 21, 2018: Goa: British tourist raped and robbed by an Indian man

SITUATION A 48-year-old British woman was allegedly raped and robbed by an Indian man at a popular beach destination in the western state of Goa. This incident comes nearly 19 months after the rape and murder of a 28-year-old British woman at Devbag beach in Canacona, Goa. Goa Police identified the criminal as Ramachandrappa Chinna Yellappa, a wanted criminal in a ongoing robbery case in North Goa. According to the Police Inspector Rajendra Prabhudesai, the survivor, a frequent visitor to Goa for past two decades, was returning to her hotel from Canacona railway station when the Yellappa, who was following...

 

December 20, 2018

December 20, 2018: Chinese nationals smuggled across border in ultralight aircraft

SITUATION Border Patrol agents tracked an ultralight aircraft suspected of carrying two Chinese nationals that made a cross-border incursion from Mexico and landed in the remote area in the United States. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel arrested two Chinese and one Mexican man in California on Tuesday. Ultralight aircraft identical to a glider have historically been used by smugglers to illegally transports drug into the United States, but this incident shows transnational criminal organizations may use the same method for human trafficking. CBP informed agents on the ground of an ultralight aircraft detected flying into U.S. airspace....

 

December 20, 2018

December 20, 2018: Chinese nationals acting on behalf China’s intelligence indicted: DOJ

SITUATION According to Reuters, U.S. prosecutors unsealed an indictment that charges two Chinese nationals with computer hacking attacks on a broad range of U.S. government agencies and corporations, including the Navy and the space agency NASA, according to a court filing. Two nationals of the People’s Republic of China (China) identified as Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo, worked in China to hack into computers to steal intellectual property and confidential business and technological data, according to an indictment. U.S. authorities said the two worked in association with the Chinese ministry of state security. Zhu and Zhang were members of a...

 

December 20, 2018

December 20, 2018: A 16-year-old Dutch student shot dead by 31-year old boyfriend in Rotterdam

SITUATION: A 16-year-old girl has been shot dead in the bike sheds at the back of her college in the west of Rotterdam. Humeyra Öz was attacked in the bike-shed at Rotterdam's Design College shortly after her lessons. A 31-year-old man was arrested several kilometers away. The two were said by fellow students to have been having a relationship. According to BBC, the college has some 300 students and some of them were in the bike shed at the time of the shooting and saw what happened. Several pupils witnessed the shooting and are being interviewed by police. ‘They had...

 

December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018: Nigerian national identified as Ringleader of International Investment Scam

SITUATION A Nigerian national, Osondu Victor Igwilo, has been charged by the US Justice Department as the mastermind of an international advance-fee scheme that allegedly involved false promises of investment funding by impersonating U.S bank officials and trap victims through internet around the world. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, US Attorney Ryan Patrick of the Southern District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Perrye K Turner of the FBI’s Houston Field Office and Special Agent in Charge Robert Smolich of the US Department of State Office of Inspector General made the announcement after...