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26 Arrested for smuggling irregular migrants through Belgium and France

The criminal network provided transport and hiding locations in the two transit countries Law enforcement and judicial authorities from Belgium and France, supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled a... Read more »

More than 600 smuggled reptiles found in Spain: 9 people arrested

A Spanish criminal network trafficking rare animals has been dismantled by the Spanish Guardia Civil after more than 600 reptiles from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania were found.... Read more »

Criminal network supplying identity and travel documents dismantled in Greece

More than 900 passports and identity cards seized. 620 found to be recorded on European databases as lost or stolen. On 25 February the Organised Crime Unit of the... Read more »

Criminal network involved in migrant smuggling and document fraud dismantled

The criminal gang is accused of facilitating the illegal entry of migrants – mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis – to and within Europe and the Schengen area, through the... Read more »

Suspected criminal network smuggling Iranian migrants into the UK tackled

On 8 December, 24 people were arrested as several homes were searched in Greece as part of a joint investigation by Greece and the UK, supported by Europol. The... Read more »

4 arrests: Europol supports takedown of criminal network involved in labour exploitation

Four individuals have been arrested and 15 potential victims safeguarded in a joint operation conducted by the UK’s Police Scotland together with Latvian authorities and with Europol’s support. The... Read more »