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Auckland money laundering: police arrest 10, seize $10m in assets
Detective Inspector Lloyd Schmid said 12 warrants were carried out by the Financial Crime Group.
More than $10 million worth of assets including four properties and three vehicles in St Heliers, Kumeu and New Lynn, and $200,000 worth of jewellery, were seized.
Police also restrained 23 bank accounts, as well as cash and cryptocurrency wallets.
The nine men and one woman aged between 32 years old and 70 are due to appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow and on 23 March 2021.
They face a range of charges including money laundering and possession of methamphetamine for supply.
Four Takeaways From the New UK Cybersecurity Strategy
Two weeks ago, with much fanfare, the United Kingdom released a new strategy that sets out UK government’s approach to improving the country’s cybersecurity over the next five y...
Reminders on rise as WhatsApp update deadline looms
Users yet to accept new terms and conditions for the messaging platform WhatsApp will start to get "persistent" reminders after the 15 May deadline.
'Huge shortage' in digital skills says Apprentice winner
"Right now, I have 14 roles immediately available and over the last month we've had one application."
IBM says chip shortage could last two years
The boss of the US tech giant IBM has said a computer chip shortage could last another two years.
Victim of 'Elon Musk' Bitcoin scam loses home deposit
A victim of online scammers, who was conned into giving away her savings, has warned others not to make the same mistake.
Is Bitcoin bad for the environment?
The BBC's Ros Atkins looks into Bitcoin's affect on the environment after Tesla suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin due to climate change concerns.
Facebook moderator: ‘Every day was a nightmare’
A Facebook moderator has for the first time given evidence revealing the mental toll of the job, to a parliamentary committee.
Griff Is Pop’s Next Powerhouse-And She Makes Her Own Clothes, Too
The breakout star on winning the Brits Rising Star Award, her unique eye for style, and her upcoming EP, One Foot In Front of the Other.
COVID-19: Eerily quiet Portugal looks ahead to influx of UK flights tomorrow morning
The tourist hotspot is looking quiet for this time of year - but that's all about to change as Britons head for sunnier climes.
All that glisters: flood of fake ancient jewellery dupes buyers
The 3D printer is enabling ever more sophisticated forgeries to be sold as Greek or Roman collectibles
Warnings on social media as 'manipulated' photos and videos about Israel-Gaza conflict go viral
Misleading videos shared by a spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been viewed over 300,000 times.
Boeing Must Inspect Older 737 Jets After Indonesia Crash: US Aviation Regulator
All Boeing 737-300, -400 and -500 planes will need to be examined, a total of 143 aircraft, according to a document from the Federal Aviation Administration seen by AFP.
A Modular Beach Home in Australia Allows One Family to Keep an Eye on the Surf
An L-shaped prefab in New South Wales draws in light from the north and captures views of the surf.
Tel Aviv: Iron Dome filmed intercepting barrage of rockets over Israel
Israel's Iron Dome intercepted a barrage of rocket fire over Tel Aviv launched from the Gaza Strip.
Ireland’s Health Services hit with $20 million ransomware demand
Ireland's health service, the HSE, says they are refusing to pay a $20 million ransom demand to the Conti ransomware gang after the hackers encrypted computers and disrupted hea...
USA: 2-year-old accidentally shot parents and injured himself, sheriff says
A two-year-old shot his parents and wounded himself after picking up a gun from their nightstand on Wednesday morning, Maine police have confirmed.
Prominent Bitcoin Analyst Predicts BTC Price to Soar in Six Months – Here’s How High
PlanB, The first analyst to apply the stock-to-flow model to Bitcoin, is predicting that the leading crypto asset could meteorically rise in the following months as BTC continue...
Crypto prices increasingly reflect real utility and demand, says Mark Cuban
In a Twitter thread today, billionaire investor Mark Cuban weighed in on the current state and the future of blockchain technology and investment, ultimately concluding that whi...
Bank of England's Haskel 'not that worried' by inflation
Bank of England policymaker Jonathan Haskel said on Wednesday that he was not too concerned about the medium-term inflation outlook in Britain, but would watch out for damage do...
Universal basic income to be tested in Wales
A universal basic income scheme is to be trialled in Wales, meaning adults, regardless of their means, will receive a regular sum of money.
Portugal, Netherlands latest EU countries to ease travel restrictions
From Monday, travellers from most EU countries will be able to visit Portugal, authorities announced on Saturday.
The Bahamas and Britain hold talks on disaster preparedness
British High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Sarah Dickson paid a courtesy call on Minister of State for the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Re...
China lands on Mars in major advance for its space ambitions
China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest step forward for its ambitious space program
The surprising reason behind Chinatown's aesthetic
From London, to Manila, to Melbourne, Chinatowns in cities around the world share similar design elements. And that’s on purpose. Their distinct "Chinatown" style can be traced ...
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