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Dad Executed in Front of Wife, Son Turns Out to Be a Hitman Wanted by Interpol
Dad Executed
After Bike Ride
Turns Out to
Be a Hitman

Dad Executed After Bike Ride Turns Out to Be a Hitman

Darko Geisler had been on the run since 2014 and was wanted by Interpol

(Newser) - A Serbian man was executed in front of his wife and toddler son as they returned home from a bike ride last week in Brazil—and in a strange twist, it's now been revealed the victim, described initially as a "family man," was a hitman wanted by...

Interpol's Animal Trafficking Crackdown Sees Big Results

Operation Thunder sees primates, big cats, ivory, rhino horns, and more confiscated in 133 countries

(Newser) - Interpol and the World Customs Organization said Tuesday they seized 53 primates, four big cats, and more than 1,300 birds, as well as some 660 pounds of ivory, thousands of turtle eggs, and rhino horns, leopard skins, and lion teeth and paws in their sweeping annual crackdown on wildlife...

Inside a Crypto Fugitive's Luxury Life on the Lam

Wall Street Journal details how Do Kwon spent 6 months on the run

(Newser) - South Korean crypto tycoon Do Kwon is giving Sam Bankman-Fried a break from headlines this week as the Wall Street Journal profiles his elusive international escape after his company Terraform Labs went belly up last year. For a little backstory, two of Terraform Labs' tokens, TerraUSD and Luna, crashed in...

Interpol Shares a Black Notice With the World for First Time

International appeal seeks to identify 22 murdered women

(Newser) - The 22 women mostly met violent deaths. Their bodies, some dismembered, were found in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands over a span of 43 years—the most recent in 2019, reports the AP . Police say some showed signs of abuse or starvation. But who they were is unknown, frustrating detectives'...

New Head of Interpol Has Been Accused of Torture

Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi of the United Arab Emirates will serve a 4-year term

(Newser) - "The #INTERPOLGA has elected Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi of the United Arab Emirates as the Organization’s new President." The Thursday tweet would be a typical update for Interpol, whose elected presidents serve a four-year term, except for the fact that al-Raisi has been accused of torture in five...

Interpol Issues Highest-Level Alert for Red Bull Heir

There's now a 'red notice' for Vorayuth Yoovidhya regarding charges over 2012 hit-and-run

(Newser) - Last month, Thai officials warned they might tap into Interpol in their search for Vorayuth Yoovidhya, the Red Bull heir who fled the country in 2017 to avoid charges regarding a hit-and-run that left a Bangkok motorcycle cop dead. They've made good on that promise, per the New York ...

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump

Asks Interpol to nab him over killing of Iranian general

(Newser) - When the US killed an Iranian general earlier this year, Tehran retaliated by firing missiles at American military bases. Now, Iran is taking a different approach. It issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Trump and about three dozen others who played a role in planning the strike that killed...

Interpol Issues 'Red Notice' for Wife of US Diplomat

Anne Sacoolas accused of killing teen in UK car crash

(Newser) - Anne Sacoolas, wife of an American diplomat, will face arrest if she tries to leave the US again. Interpol has issued a wanted notice for the 42-year-old, who is charged with killing 19-year-old Harry Dunn in a car crash outside an American military base in England last year, reports Reuters...

From Interpol Ex-President Who Vanished in China, a Confession

Chinese court says Meng Hongwei admitted taking $2M in bribes

(Newser) - Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday. The No. 1 Intermediate Court in the northeastern port city of Tianjin said Meng read a statement containing the confession at a hearing. That move...

Interpol Election 'a Real Humiliation for Putin'

Russian loses presidency to South Korean over concerns Moscow abuses red notices

(Newser) - South Korea's Kim Jong Yang was elected Interpol's president on Wednesday, reports the AP , edging out a longtime veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the US, UK, and other European nations. Kim's surprise election was seen as a victory for the White...

Wife of Missing Interpol Head Describes Chilling Phone Call

Grace Meng says she was threatened a week after her last contact with husband Meng Hongwei

(Newser) - The call came at night and was chilling. "You listen, but you don't speak," the man on the other end said. "We've come in two work teams, two work teams just for you." In her first one-on-one interview since her husband's disappearance during...

Wife of Missing Interpol Head Says He Texted Her Knife Emoji

She says Meng Hongwei's message means he's in danger

(Newser) - The saga of missing Interpol chief Meng Hongwei continues as his wife reveals he sent her a text message consisting of just a single emoji: that of a knife. Per AFP , Grace Meng relayed the jarring information to a group of reporters in Lyon, France, where the global police agency...

Wife of Interpol's Head Reports Him Missing

Meng Hongwei left France last Saturday for a trip to his native China

(Newser) - Meng Hongwei's wife has reported him missing. If that sentence doesn't pack much punch for you, we'll rephrase it: The wife of the president of Interpol has reported him missing. Meng left France on Sept. 29 for a trip to his native China, and sources tell Reuters...

6 Men With FIFA Ties Now on Interpol's Most Wanted List

Including former VP Jack Warner

(Newser) - Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to its most wanted list today, issuing an international alert for two former FIFA officials and four executives on charges including racketeering and corruption. Two of the men, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner of Trinidad and former executive committee member Nicolas...

Interpol Issues Arrest Notice for 'White Widow'

Samantha Lewthwaite wanted by Kenya

(Newser) - Interpol has issued an arrest notice for Samantha Lewthwaite , the fugitive Briton whom news media have dubbed the "white widow." The international police agency says the notice was issued at the request of Kenya, where she is wanted on charges of possessing explosives and conspiracy to commit a...

Interpol Issues Security Alert
 Interpol Issues Security Alert 

Interpol Issues Security Alert

It's worried about all the recent prison breaks; follows US alerts

(Newser) - Add this to a weekend already filled with security alerts: Interpol is urging countries around the world to show "increased vigilance" because of a recent rash of prison escapes that have freed hundreds of militants in Pakistan , Libya , Iraq , Indonesia , and elsewhere. The global security alert asks for help...

Kids Missing Nearly 4 Years Found in Mexico

Father Kevin Maryk detained after raid in Guadalajara

(Newser) - Two Canadian kids missing for nearly 4 years were found living with their father in Mexico last week, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. On a tip, Interpol agents raided a house in Guadalajara and found Abby and Dominic Maryk, 8 and 10 respectively, living with father Kevin Maryk. The agents...

Arrest Warrant Issued for Faulty Breast Implant Boss

Costa Rica wants him busted for crimes against 'health and life'

(Newser) - Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for the head of a French company that used industrial grade silicone in potentially dangerous breast implants for some 30,000 women. Jean-Claude Mas, 72, is wanted by Costa Rican authorities for crimes involving "life and health," and was last seen in...

Record Number of Rhinos Killed in S. Africa

Meanwhile, Interpol joins effort to save Asian tigers

(Newser) - Two stories of note on the wires about animal conservation:
  • Rhinos: Poachers have killed a record 341 rhinos this year in South Africa, according to the World Wildlife Fund. The horns fetch big money on the black market for use in traditional medicine or as ornamental daggers, reports the BBC

Interpol Puts Out Warrant on Gadhafi

'Red Notice' should make it harder for him to cross borders

(Newser) - Interpol sent out Red Notice arrest warrants for Moammar Gadhafi today, along with warrants issued for son Seif al-Islam and brother-in-law and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, CNN reports. Police around the world are urged to nab the ex-Libyan leader and extradite him to the Hague to face crimes against humanity...

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