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A spokesman for WhatsApp said it “has a zero-tolerance policy around child sexual abuse”. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Videos and pictures of children being subjected to sexual abuse are being openly shared on the Facebook’s WhatsApp on a vast scale, with the encrypted(...)

The cargo ship ‘Polar Chile’ was about to depart from Costa Rica en route to Cork when it was boarded and searched and the drugs found.

Cocaine valued at about €10 million and believed to be owned by the Kinahan cartel has been seized in Central America. It was being smuggled in sea (...)

A screengrab from a video provided by Spanish police showing officers opening a safe during a search of one of the properties linked to the gang. Image: Policia National

At least one Irish person has been arrested in Spain after police seized almost seven tonnes of cannabis with an estimated street value of €18 million(...)

African migrants climb the border fence between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta on Thursday morning. Photograph: Faro TV 	via Reuters

About 800 people have tried to enter Europe by storming a border fence that separates Morocco from Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta, according t(...)

Bill Browder: has campaigned internationally for sanctions – including visa bans and asset freezes – against Russian officials accused of corruption and human rights abuses. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Russia’s campaign to extradite Vladimir Putin’s arch foe Bill Browder suffered a setback on Wednesday after police in Spain first detained the US-born(...)

Drugs seized recently in Spain. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Members of the Garda Síochána will be moving to Malaga in Spain in the coming months to join Spanish police in their efforts to thwart drug gangs. As(...)

Gardai believe four Irishmen arrested in Spain after drugs valued at €3.4 million were seized were working for an off-shoot of the Kinahan gang. Dete(...)

A man raises a Puigdemont mask during a protest in front of Germany’s Consulate in Barcelona after former president Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

The arrest of the former Catalan first minister, Carles Puigdemont, in Germany is yet another twist in the protracted and toxic stalemate between the (...)

Civil Guard agents conduct checks at a security control point at El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain. File photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

Spanish police have smashed a human trafficking network that smuggled people from China into Britain and Ireland. A total of 155 people were arreste(...)

The leading Kinahan gang member targeted in Cab raids on Friday is in his mid-30s and is an armed robber and drug dealer who has properties in north Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A member of the Kinahan crime gang who has been a close associate of its leaders for over a decade was among the targets during a day of action by the(...)

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