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May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 : Indonesia arrests dozens of terror suspects ahead of poll results

SITUATION Indonesian police said that they have arrested dozens of Islamic-State linked terror suspects, including some who planned to detonate bombs at political demonstrations when election results are announced next week. Some 29 suspects were rounded up this month alone, with 60 in all detained since the start of the year in raids across the Southeast Asian nation, they said. Eight other suspects had been killed in confrontations with authorities, police said, including the wife of a militant who blew up herself and a child following a dramatic standoff at their home in March. Some arrested suspects were skilled bomb...

 

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019: US citizen arrested during Nicaragua protest killed in Prison

SITUATION A 57-year-old Nicaraguan American man arrested in May last year during an anti-government protest was killed by a bullet in a prison near Managua where he was being held.US citizen Nicaragua’s interior ministry said the incident in La Modelo prison began in the early afternoon when a group of prisoners caused “a serious disturbance to the public order.” Interior Ministry identified the killed prisoner as Eddy Antonio Montes Praslin.US citizen Hundreds of people were killed and hundreds more detained in a crackdown on protests that were triggered in April last year by a social security reform but quickly swelled...

 

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 : Amphetamine Smuggling : Indian Cab driver and Nigerian arrested with contraband worth USD 426K

 SITUATION The detectives of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted a racket involved in smuggling amphetamine drugs out of India through the filters of water purifiers. The agency seized 15 kg of the banned substance worth Rs 3 crore. The police arrested two people — a Nigerian national and a driver attached to a ride-hailing firm who helped in the transportation of the drugs — on Tuesday. Those arrested have been identified as Ugochi Chikelu, 35, currently residing at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, and Shiva Kumar Sharma, 38, a resident of Diva in Thane. Acting on a tip-off, DRI...

 

May 16, 2019

May 16,2019: Cybercrime syndicate behind GozNym Banking Malware dismantled

SITUATION An international cybercrime network responsible for using malware to embezzle $100 million from banks and businesses around the globe has been taken down in a joint law enforcement operation by several European nations and the United States.Cybercrime syndicate According to reports, ten individuals from Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet states have arrested on charges of infecting more than 40,000 victims’ computers with ‘GozNym malware’ to steal online banking login credentials and using the same for laundering the funds into bank accounts administered by the criminals.  Since its discovery in 2016, the GozNym malware crime spread into Europe and...

 

May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 : Niger soldiers ambushed : Islamic state claims responsibility

SITUATION Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group on Thursday claimed responsibility for ambushing a military convoy in the West African nation of Niger, killing 28 soldiers in an area near the Malian border where extremists killed four U.S. soldiers in 2017. The soldiers in Niger were on patrol on Tuesday when they came under attack by heavily armed assailants who then fled toward the border, according to the defense ministry. The Islamic State West Africa Province on Thursday asserted that it carried out the ambush as well as another deadly attack earlier in the week on a prison, according...