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Europol coordinates referral action targeting migrant smuggling from Belarus

On 16 December, a total of 455 social media accounts facilitating the illegal immigration from Belarus to Europe have been targeted as a result of a large-scale referral action.... Read more »

17 arrests in Spain for large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering

The criminal network allegedly smuggled tonnes of hashish and cocaine from Morocco to Spain The action days on 14 and 15 December 2021 led to: 16 house searches (in... Read more »

Europol. European Money Mule Action leads to 1 803 arrests

Investigation reveals money mules were laundering profits from online fraud schemes such as business email compromise and Forex scams. Today saw the conclusion of the anti-money mule operation EMMA... Read more »

Europol. End of the road for Romanian criminals targeting cargo transports

Legitimate logistics work used as cover for string of robbery attacks on drivers’ rest areas An organised criminal group involving 30 Romanian nationals has been apprehended following an operation... Read more »

Energy efficiency funds fraudsters deactivated in Italy

The criminal network allegedly laundered more than €14 million through bank accounts in several European countries The Italian Financial Corps (Guardia di Finanza), the German Duisburg Police (Polizei Duisburg)... Read more »

Over 150 arrests made in 3-day operation against organised property crime

Criminals left empty-handed after thousands of vehicles checked and premises searched across 17 countries* The latest actions under Operation Trivium, a multi-country operation against organised property crime on Europe’s... Read more »

Tabletop exercise hosted by Europol to disrupt terrorist content online

International tabletop exercise organised to further bolster cross-sector collaboration in the aftermath of a terrorist event On 5 November 2021, Europol, in cooperation with the European Commission, organised a... Read more »

Roma, Operazione Dark Huntor. Sequestrato il black market del dark web denominato deepsea

Nucleo Speciale Tutela Privacy e Frodi Tecnologiche Il Nucleo Speciale Tutela Privacy e Frodi Tecnologiche della Guardia di Finanza di Roma ha concluso una sofisticata indagine tecnica nel mondo... Read more »

Europol. Employment fraud in the construction sector: twelve arrested in Belgium and Italy

More than €20 million in estimated damages from the fraudulent activity The Belgian Federal Police, the Italian Guardia di Finanza and Luxembourgish Judicial Police, supported by Europol, dismantled a... Read more »

Spanish police arrestes 5 jihadists on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack

With the active support of Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre, the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) has arrested in Barcelona and Madrid five suspected members of an Islamic State cell.... Read more »

Network selling fake financial services online taken down

The criminal organisations used 250 domains and two call centres to lure German investors Law enforcement and judicial authorities from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, the Netherlands and Ukraine, supported by... Read more »

Europol. Labour in vineyards and farms checked across Europe

269 Possible victims of exploitation were identified during the action week Between 09 and 16 September 2021, Europol supported Europe-wide coordinated action days against human trafficking for labour exploitation... Read more »

330 arrests during Eu-wide joint action days

The joint activities targeted the trafficking of drugs and weapons and the facilitation of illegal immigration in Southeast Europe Spain, supported by Europol, coordinated Europe-wide joint action days targeting... Read more »

Spain. 106 Arrested in a sting against online fraudsters

About € 10 million was stolen in just a year The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional), supported by the Italian National Police (Polizia di Stato), Europol and Eurojust, dismantled... Read more »

Armenia and Europol sign agreement to combat cross-border serious organised crime

On 16 September, Europol and Armenia signed a strategic cooperation agreement to expand cooperation to combat cross-border criminal activities. The agreement will enable both partners to work on some... Read more »

Polish border guard arrest 16 after discovery of illegal cigarette factory

Europol has assisted the Polish authorities in dismantling an organised crime group involved in the production of illegal cigarettes. An action day was organised in Poland on 27 July... Read more »

18 Arrested for smuggling more than 490 migrants across the balkan route

Up to 100 people accommodated in a 60 m2 (un)safe house Officers from the Romanian Police (Poliția Română) and Border Police (Poliția de Frontieră Română), supported by Europol, dismantled... Read more »

Child trafficking: 92 minor victims identified across Europe

Officers arrested 33 traffickers and identified 45 suspects of human trafficking during Europe-wide joint action days Europol, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom coordinated Europe-wide joint action days targeting... Read more »

Tobacco products worth more than € 2 million seized in Spain and Portugal

The Portuguese and Spanish authorities dismantled the criminal group, arresting 17 suspects The Portuguese National Guard (Guarda Nacional Republicana) and the Spanish National Police (Policía National), supported by Europol... Read more »

Pescara. Frode internazionale per 6,3 milioni di €

Comando Provinciale Pescara Gli uomini del Comando Provinciale della Guardia di Finanza di Pescara hanno dato esecuzione, nelle prime ore della mattinata odierna, ad un’Ordinanza cautelare emessa dal G.I.P.... Read more »