This follows an update to the UK Sanctions List on 11 December 2023, enacting the UN's decision made on 8 December 2023 to add these entries.
Iran: Council sanctions 6 persons and 5 entities under the framework for restrictive measures in view of Iran’s military support of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine
The Council today imposed restrictive measures against 6 persons and 5 entities involved in Iran's development and production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) used in Russia’s illegalwar of aggression against Ukraine.
These are the first listings under the newly established framework for restrictive measures in view of Iran's military support of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. They complement the previous four rounds of listings on Iranian drones already adopted under other sanctions regimes.
Europol warning on the criminal use of Bluetooth trackers for geolocalisation
For the past several years, Europol has been observing a growing crime phenomenon: the use of Bluetooth trackers in organised crime.
Bluetooth trackers are small devices designed to help people find personal objects, such as keys and bags, as well as vehicles at risk of theft. They can be attached to an item one does not want to lose, and wirelessly connected to the owner’s mobile phone or tablet.
Criminals have always been quick to adopt new and emerging technologies, misusing them to further their criminal goals. It is no different with Bluetooth trackers: Europol is now seeing criminals increasingly using these devices to geolocate illicit commodities.