23 March 2013
It has long struck me that everything else in the UK on which duty is ridiculously high is already smuggled, so oil must be...but how? We know about agricultural red diesel fraud, but biodiesel theft is a new one on me. Somewhere there is an organisation smuggling petrol...or at least evading duty on it. So how is it being done?
at 10:17 am
22 March 2013
Calling him a liar to his face - How Sir John Pease of Standard Chartered has been forced to eat his words about sanctions busting!
Rowan's blog. Always worth a read, but fine use of criminological theory to explain banker behaviour in the UK in this particular post.
at 5:21 pm
Now hang on here..."Tor"..."Bitcoin"...we need to know about these. Anonimisation software disguising identity and place together with an accepted international currency. Cybercrime moving on, but partially facilitated by US attempts to undermine a variety of governments...unanticpated consequences indeed.
at 4:26 pm
19 March 2013
17 March 2013
13 March 2013
IRA remnants, dissidents and traditional organised crime targetted in operation on both side sof border against agricultural diesel fraud. Same network dealing in Chinese tobacco and counterfeit vodka.
at 11:52 am
10 March 2013
06 March 2013
Bit of a jumble of a story. Torygraph interested in the dissident Republican angle, but having difficulty shoehorning it into what appears to be primarily a Spanish-Italian operation. Ndrangheta allegedly involved, but journalist manages to mentioned Camorra too. The only clear piece of information is that Italian police want to find a Belfast based individual and have arrested a couple of Italians in Spain. Oh and some villas have been built in the South of Italy. The book and film will no doubt follow. Maybe there's a better article in the Italian press.
at 9:52 am