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U.S. border arrests down as Mexico’s enforcement rises

U.S. border arrests down as Mexico’s enforcement rises

World
Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Customs and Border Protection official said Monday that 64,000 people were arrested in August, less than half of a peak in May, as Mexico's enforcement rises. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said at a press conference Monday that August arrests were down 56 percent from the peak in May when there were over 144,000 arrests. Arrests at the southern border in August were also down from just over 82,000 the previous month, which represents a 22 percent decline, he said. Morgan credited President Donald Trump's efforts to "curb the flow of illegal migration" as a reason for the decline, along with cooperation from Mexico to step up enforcement, but said Congress still needs to do more to pass legislation to address a border crisis where childre...
German arrests as police attack dark web drugs market

German arrests as police attack dark web drugs market

Technology
Police in western Germany have arrested three men suspected of running the world's second-largest dark net market place for illegal drugs, stolen data and malicious software.The FBI took part in the investigation and arrested two alleged drug-dealers in Los Angeles, the German DPA news agency reported. The site - now taken down - was named "Wall Street Market".Cash and crypto-currencies were seized.The dark net is an internet area beyond the reach of mainstream search engines.Dutch police and the EU police agency Europol were also involved in smashing the network. In a tweet, Dutch police say they launched the operation.The German police arrested a 31-year-old in Bad Vilbel, a man aged 22 in Kleve and a man aged 29 in Esslingen.P...
Murder of Scandinavian tourists being treated as a ‘terrorist act,' more arrests made

Murder of Scandinavian tourists being treated as a ‘terrorist act,' more arrests made

World
Three more men have been arrested for the murder of two Scandinavian women in Africa's Atlas Mountains, as authorities are now investigating the attack as a possible “terrorist” act. The bodies of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Denmark and Norway, respectively, were discovered in the Atlas Mountains on Monday. Authorities arrested a man named Khayali Abderrahmane in Marrakesh on suspicion of murder. An anonymous source at the Moroccan Central Office of Judicial Research (BCIJ) told ABC News that three more suspects have now been arrested. The men, named by the BCIJ as Abdessamad Ejjoud, Younes Ouaziad and Rachid El Afati, had been on the run but were arrested after being identified by CCTV cameras. The source said that Abderrahmane, the main ...
Brawls and arrests after Nurmagomedov beats McGregor

Brawls and arrests after Nurmagomedov beats McGregor

Sports
Ugly scenes marred UFC 229 as lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov began a brawl by the octagon after beating Conor McGregor.Seconds after landing a fourth-round submission, the Russian vaulted the cage and headed towards Irishman McGregor's team, prompting a melee.Meanwhile, McGregor was involved in a bust-up in the octagon with members of his opponent's team. Three of Nurmagomedov's party were arrested but later released.'This is not my best side' - champion Nurmagomedov apologises for ugly scenes'Bad for the brand and bad for the sport - White on UFC 229 chaosThe BBC MMA Show podcast: A night to remember/forgetUFC president Dana White said McGregor had refused to press charges.Earlier ...
Police seek arrests of officials accused in online comment manipulation

Police seek arrests of officials accused in online comment manipulation

World
SEOUL, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- South Korean police have sought arrest warrants for former high-ranking police officials accused in an online comment-rigging scheme under a previous administration. The Korean National Police Agency said Thursday that it has requested arrest warrants to a court for four ex-police officials, who have been accused of having their personnel make online comments in favor of the former administration of President Lee Myung-bak, according to Yonhap. An investigation found that police officers posted some 40,000 replies, using fake IDs and overseas IP addresses in the illicit scheme. An official ordered some 100 personnel to post replies in news articles or online posts on controversial social issues. The Lee Myung-bak government was under fire over U.S. beef imports wi...