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December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018: Test Cricketer Usman Khawaja’s brother charged over fake terror ‘hit list’

SITUATION Arsalan Khawaja, brother of Australia Test cricketer Usman Khawaja, has been taken into custody by NSW’s joint counter-terrorism team investigating the unsolved terror plot to assassinate former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. Arsalan is being interrogated about forgery and an attempt to pervert justice. Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen, Sri Lankan citizen, was earlier arrested and charged with terrorism by counter-terrorism police over what they consider was a terror handwritten hit list found in his possession, which was targeting former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his former deputy Julie Bishop as well as landmarks including the Sydney Opera House. According...

 

December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018: Mafia Godfather: Settimo Mineo arrested by the Italian Police

SITUATION Italian police have arrested the newest top-boss of the Sicilian Mafia. 80-year-old Jeweler Settimo Mineo was arrested in a raid in which 46 were held for offences including arson and extortion. Police dismantled the ‘Cupola,’ the leadership body of the Cosa Nostra crime syndicate. The suspects were accused of bringing back the Cupola 25 years after the arrest of former leader Salvatore "Totò" Riina. Resurrecting the Cupola means that something extremely serious is being planned. The notorious Riina is thought to have ordered the deaths of many people, including magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who died in Mafia...

 

December 4, 2018

December 04, 2018: American woman kidnapped in Costa Rica. A body recovered in the search

SITUATION On Monday a body was found on a Costa Rican property where a Florida woman who disappeared recently, was staying. Carla Stefaniak had been staying at an Airbnb property and celebrating her 36th birthday. A body was discovered behind this very location. The identity of the body has not been confirmed. It was uncovered by search dogs partially buried on the property and covered in plastic bags. Stefaniak was reported missing last week after failing to return home from her trip to Costa Rica on Wednesday. She last spoke to her family Tuesday night. It is believed that Stefaniak...

 

December 3, 2018

December 03, 2018: Terrorists from Pakistan now using women as Honeytraps to lure youth from Kashmir, India to terrorism

SITUATION Terror groups based in Pakistan have begun using women as 'honeytraps' in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. The arrest of a woman named Syed Shazia, 30 from Bandipore happened 15 days ago. Shazia has been running several accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram which many youths in the Valley followed. Shazia had been on the radar of central security agencies for several months. Shazia used to converse with men and would promise to meet them only if a certain “consignment” was delivered from one place to another. The woman had links to some...

 

December 3, 2018

December 03, 2018: 100+ suspects arrested in a human trafficking operation in Polk Country, Florida

SITUATION More than 100 people were arrested during an undercover operation targeting human trafficking in Polk County. The operation began on November 27 and ended on December 2. Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said aimed to nab prostitutes who post online advertisements. Also, on the cross hairs were people “johns” who seek female prostitutes online. Fake ads or profiles were posted on websites and other online platforms, either posing as prostitutes or soliciting prostitutes. Out of 103 suspects who were arrested, 56 arrests were those who advertised as prostitutes and 30 were those who solicited undercover detectives posing...