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Europol. Two arrests in Spain for terrorist financing

The individuals are believed to be part of a structure collecting financial contributions from followers of the so-called Islamic State. The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) supported by Europol,... Read more »

Europol. 1776 Firearms seized in international sweep against illegal trafficking of Turkish manufactured weapons

A total of 24 European countries[1] supported by EU institutions and agencies[2] including Europol, have come together to target alarm and signal weapons of Turkish origin illegally trafficked into the EU... Read more »

International sting against dark web vendors leads to 179 arrests

Today, a coalition of law enforcement agencies across the world announced the results of a coordinated operation known as DisrupTor which targeted vendors and buyers of illicit goods on... Read more »

29 arrests in France and Spain in a migrant smuggling case

Minors who escaped from protection centres were also smuggled by the criminal group Published on: 17 Sep 2019   The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) and the French National... Read more »

End of the road for fuel fraudsters: EU law enforcement seize 2.2 million kg of illicit fuel

A six-month long joint operation targeting organised crime groups involved in fuel fraud has resulted in the arrests of 25 suspects so far and the seizure of 2.2 million... Read more »

Over 41 000 artefacts seized in global operation targeting the illicit trafficking of cultural goods

Over 41 000 cultural goods such as coins, paintings and drawings, furniture and musical instruments, porcelain, archaeological and paleontological objects, books and manuscripts and sculptures were seized all over... Read more »

Europol, 11 arrests and 16 victims in operation against sexual exploitation of women

The victims were Nigerian women who were tricked into working as prostitutes by using voodoo threats to control them. The Spanish National Police, supported by Europol, have safeguarded 16 Nigerian... Read more »

Austrian Bundeskriminalamt arrests a most wanted fugitive sought by Sweden

The suspect had attempted to murdered his wife. A 39-year-old Somali national,  who was wanted by the Swedish authorities, was arrested in Vienna on 19 September 2017 as a result... Read more »