Barbados crime news – Call to identify person of interest

Police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the man seen in a video they released. The person of interest is wanted in connection with a serious criminal matter.

Any person, who can assist in the identification of this man, is asked to contact CID Central at telephone numbers 430-7189, or 430-7190.

Persons may also contact Police Emergency at telephone number ‘211’, the nearest police station, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477).

All information received will be strictly confidential.


Slovakia police detain Italians named in murdered journalist’s last report

Slovakian police say they have detained several Italian businessmen named as having mafia connections in a posthumously published investigative report on alleged high level corruption by the murdered journalist Ján Kuciak.

The country’s police chief, Tibor Gaspar, told reporters in the eastern town of Michalovce on Thursday that about 10 people would be detained. “I can confirm that these raids and detentions are being carried out in several places,” he said.

Gaspar said those taken into custody were “persons mentioned” by Kuciak in connection with the “Italian track”.

Slovakia’s Interior Minister said the FBI and Britain’s Scotland Yard and other foreign agencies are helping Slovak authorities investigate the killings of Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova at their home on Sunday



Temer hints at giving army police powers

BRAZIL’S left called for “vigilance” at the weekend after unelected President Michel Temer promised “extreme measures” including a new public security ministry, apparently in order to combat violent crime.

Mr Temer has placed the military in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro following a breakdown of law and order in the sprawling metropolis and surrounding state and on Saturday he said he wanted a new ministry to “co-ordinate security operations” across the whole of Brazil, leading critics to fear a planned merger of police and army duties.

Police find grenade after arresting suspected drug addict in Malaysia

The arrest of a suspected drug addict led police to a hand grenade, which was hidden at the De Tropicana Condominium in Jalan Kuchai Maju on Sunday (Jan 14) morning.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said there was “no element of terror or intent to harm”.

He said the police earlier noticed the man, aged 40, acting in a suspicious manner and apprehended him at 9.30am.

“When questioned, the suspect revealed that he had buried a hand grenade near a drain behind the staircase of the condominium,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

“The suspect claimed he got the bomb from a friend in Thailand two years ago.

At the time the suspect was residing at the condominium but he had now moved to Bandar Puteri Kinrara, Puchong.


Gun battle erupts outside Mexican beach resort – 11 dead

The aftermath of a gunfight on the outskirts of the Mexican seaside resort of Acapulco that pit residents of a small town against members of a local, self-appointed community police force has left 11 dead, state officials said on Sunday.

Mexico: Six bodies hung from bridges

Four bodies were found in the municipality of Los Cabos, the other two near the state capital of La Paz.

The bodies were found suspended from three bridges located near the two main international airports and the highways leading to the popular beach resort of Cabo San Lucas.

Authorities have not released the identities of the deceased nor said who they believe to be responsible for the deaths.


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British Embassy Worker in Beirut Found Strangled

A female British Embassy worker has been found strangled near a highway outside Beirut, a Lebanese security official said on Sunday.

The British Foreign Ministry provided a statement by the family of the woman, Rebecca Dykes, but gave no details of the circumstances of her death.

A Uber driver has been arrested over the murder of a British embassy worker in Lebanon, whose body was found strangled and dumped at the side of a highway.

Spain: Igor the Russian caught, 3 killed in shoot-out

Norbert Feher alias Igor Vaclavic, aka ‘Igor The Russian‘, wanted for two murders committed in Emilia-Romagna in May, was arrested in Spain on Thursday night.

The arrest came after a shoot-out in El Ventorillo near Granada in which three people including two members of the Guardia Civil were killed.



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Colombia’s Golfo crime gang declares unilateral ceasefire

Colombia’s notorious Golfo Clan crime gang, one of the country’s most violent, declared a ceasefire and said it was committed to reaching a surrender deal with the government.

The group, also known the Usuga Clan and the Autodefensas Gaitanistas, is accused of operating drug trafficking routes in partnership with Mexican cartels and taking part in illegal gold mining.

Ethiopia: German tourist shot dead

A German tourist has been killed and a guide wounded in an attack in north-eastern Ethiopia, near the border with Eritrea.

It is not clear who carried out the attack.

The Ethiopian government says it is investigating the killing.