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Bold Gem Heist Gang Is Toast of Serbia

'Pink Panthers' blamed for over 100 daring robberies worldwide

(Newser) - A 200-strong gang of global jewel thieves has become the bane of Interpol and heroes to many in their native Serbia, the Los Angeles Times reports. The "Pink Panthers" live among the many refugees from the Balkan wars scattered around the world. They are blamed for at least 100...

Bulgaria Detains Kosovo's Ex-PM on War Crimes Charges

But UN wants ethnic Albanian leader freed

(Newser) - Bulgarian authorities have detained a former Kosovo prime minister on an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol at Serbia's request, reports the AP. Agim Ceku, PM between 2006 and 2008, is wanted for war crimes allegedly committed during the 1998-1999 war when he was military chief of the Kosovo Liberation...

Terror Suspect Is Key Scotland Yard Adviser

He's 'regularly consulted' on terror issues, say officials

(Newser) - A convicted terrorist wanted by Interpol is serving on a Scotland Yard advisory board, reports the Times of London. Mohamed Ali Harrath, the subject of a "red alert" Interpol warning since 1992, was sentenced to 56 years in absentia in Tunisia for violence linked to a militant group there....

Brazen 'Pink Panther' Heists Stir Ire, Admiration of Cops

European thieves renowned for suave, meticulous banditry

(Newser) - A sophisticated cadre of bandits have deserted Serbian battlefields to invade the globe's finest boutiques, the New York Times reports, daringly swiping millions worth of jewels from luxury stores. Interpol has dubbed the crooks—thought to be about 200 ex-soldiers and their relatives from the former Yugoslavia—the Serbian Pink...

Rebel's Files Show Chávez Aided FARC

Laptops point to arms deals, training accords with Colombian rebels

(Newser) - A cache of computer files found on a dead Colombian guerrilla leader's laptops implicates Hugo Chávez in arms deals with the FARC rebels. The Wall Street Journal reports that Colombian and American intelligence agencies, which came into possession of about 100 files, have no doubt of their authenticity. Both...

Global Pedophile Was Jersey's 'Best Santa'

Cops find child porn, boys' underwear in man's apartment

(Newser) - An admitted New Jersey pedophile snared by a global Interpol appeal was an entertainer at children's parties and was dubbed one of the area's "best Santas," AP reports. Prosecutors say 58-year-old Wayne Anthony Corliss, who was arrested at his apartment, has admitted having sex with young boys in...

Interpol Nabs Pedophilia Suspect Sought Since '06

But public pinpoints NJ man in only 2 days

(Newser) - It took the public two days to lead authorities to the Internet pedophile Interpol had been hunting since 2006, ABC News reports, with US authorities arresting Wayne Nelson Corliss, 59, early this morning in New Jersey. Police had been scouring the globe for a man seen abusing young boys in...

Cops Launch Global Hunt for Pedophile

Interpol appeals for help identifying man filmed abusing boys

(Newser) - Interpol has launched a worldwide appeal for help in tracking down a man suspected of sexually abusing young boys, the BBC reports. Pictures of the man abusing boys 6 to 10 years old in Southeast Asia were found on the hard drive of a convicted pedophile in Norway. Police think...

Interpol Chief Resigns Amid $200K Bribery Charges

South Africa's top cop linked to drug smuggler payoff

(Newser) - The president of international police organization Interpol has resigned over corruption allegations. Jackie Selebi, who is also South Africa's national police commissioner and a leading member of the African National Congress, is accused of taking $200,000 in pay-offs from a notorious convicted drug smuggler, who is awaiting trial on...

Interpol IDs Serial Pedophile in Scrambled Web Photos

Cops: Canadian teacher hiding out in Bangkok

(Newser) - Interpol has identified a suspected serial pedophile who posted altered photos of himself with as many as 12 boys he apparently molested in Vietnam and Cambodia, reports Reuters. Agents identified Christopher Paul Neil, a Canadian English teacher who has taught at Asian schools, after Interpol released digitally unscrambled photos from...

Interpol Asks Public Help to Find Pedophile

Despite photos, abuser has remained at large for years

(Newser) - Interpol is issuing an unprecedented worldwide appeal for help in tracking an elusive sexual abuser of more than 12 young boys. In 2004, the global police body received about 200 photos of a man abusing boys, with his face obscured by a swirl pattern. Computer experts decoded the swirl, but...

Saddam's Eldest Daughter Sought by Interpol

Arrest warrant issued for Raghad Hussein

(Newser) - Accusing her of terrorism and other related offenses, Interpol is on the hunt for the oldest daughter of Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi leader executed last December for crimes against humanity. Raghad Saddam Hussein left Iraq when US forces invaded and was believed to be living in Jordan as recently...

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