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16 members of the United Tribuns Nomads street gang arrested in Spain

Par CorpComm_MG
The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) in cooperation with the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt) and supported by Europol arrested 16 individuals of this violent street gang for trafficking drugs in Spain. The investigation began when the police officers detected a nightclub on the Spanish island of Mallorca, following similar clubs in the country, where some of their members worked in the security teams, which helped the gang to hide their illegal drug activity.
  • 24 janvier 2020 à 16:47

Here’s how international collaboration led to arrest of child sexual abuser in Portugal.

Par CorpComm_MG
Today the Portuguese Judicial Police hosted a media event to show how international cooperation led to the arrest of two men who sexually abused children.  The event, hosted at the Portuguese Judicial Police Headquarters in Lisbon included Europol, INTERPOL and US ICE, each of which had an important part to play in the events leading up to the arrest of the men in 2017.
  • 23 janvier 2020 à 11:01

Cocaine caravans immobilised: 12 arrests in big bust against drug traffickers in the Canary Islands

Par CorpComm_MG
A large-scale drug trafficking organisation linked to Colombian and Peruvian cartels was dismantled in Spain and Colombia in an international law enforcement operation. Europol supported the two-year-long investigation, led by the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) in close collaboration with the National Police of Colombia and the US DEA. 
  • 23 janvier 2020 à 10:17

23 arrests in France and the Netherlands as Iraqi-Kurdish smuggling network busted

Par CorpComm_MG
The French Border Guard together with the French National Police (Police nationale) and the  Dutch Royal Marechaussee (Koninklijke Marechaussee), supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled a large criminal network involved in migrant smuggling. 
  • 23 janvier 2020 à 09:34

How to Connect the Dots in Davos

Par CorpComm_NS
The most dangerous phrase in business is “we've always done it this way.” Creative thinkers in the past have always changed the world with their fresh and innovative thoughts. People like Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein connected experiences and observations and created a new world view. In its core, creativity is all about connecting things in a new way. 
  • 22 janvier 2020 à 17:38

48 arrests and 6 organised crime groups dismantled in medicine-trafficking operation

Par CorpComm_MG
Europol supported a pan-European operation targeting the illicit online and offline trafficking of misused and counterfeit medicines. The operation was led by Finnish Customs (Tulli) and the Central office against environmental and public health crime  of the French National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie Nationale, Office central de lutte contre les atteintes à l'environnement et à la santé publique) and involved law enforcement authorities from 11* EU Member States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).
  • 21 janvier 2020 à 10:16

15 arrested in Spain in inedible horsemeat scam

Par CorpComm_MG
The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil), supported by Europol, has dismantled an organised crime group selling horsemeat which was deemed unsuitable for human consumption. The criminal organisation – active in the province of Barcelona – falsified documents to support their illegal activities. Law enforcement also carried out searches in various horse stables in Catalonia.
  • 20 janvier 2020 à 11:27

Sham partnerships for permits: 30 arrested in Spain

Par CorpComm_SL
On 10 December 2019, the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional), supported by Europol, dismantled an organised crime group involved in the facilitation of illegal immigration by arranging sham unmarried partnerships in Spain. The partnerships of convenience were set up to ensure legal permanent permits of residence for irregular migrants.
  • 17 janvier 2020 à 17:38

Fuel fraudsters busted for trafficking over 300 000 litres of illicit fuel

Par CorpComm_MG
Europol supported an international operation led by the Criminal Office of the Financial Administration of the Slovak Republic (Finančná správa Slovenskej republiky) in cooperation with Polish Customs (Służba Celna). The operation began in 2019 with surveillance as part of an investigation targeting mineral oil fraud in the EU. Thanks to this coordinated action, 16 000 litres of illicit fuel were seized in November 2019 and the organised crime group behind this illegal activities was dismantled.
  • 17 janvier 2020 à 14:45

Board Meeting of the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce

Par CorpComm_MG
Today, the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), an international initiative to tackle the most pressing threats of cybercrime, met within the framework of its Board in Rome, Italy, to discuss operational and strategic matters for the year ahead.
  • 14 janvier 2020 à 17:14

47 arrests for smuggling Moroccan citizens to the EU

Par CorpComm_MG
The British Royal Gibraltar Police  and the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) supported by Europol, dismantled an organised criminal group smuggling migrants from Morocco to Europe. The operation led to 47 arrests, house searches in Gibraltar and Spain and the seizure of €19 000 in cash, 12 smartphones, five cars and various documents. A total of 16 devices were successfully examined: six mobile phones, four media storage devices and six SIM cards. 
  • 13 janvier 2020 à 11:51

SIRIUS: European Union Digital Evidence Situation Report 2019

Par CorpComm_NS
A new Europol report aims to draw a picture of the status of access of European Union (EU) Member States to electronic evidence held by foreign-based online service providers in 2018. The report presents data in relation to the volume of requests from EU Member States to online service providers; the main reasons for refusal or delay of EU requests; and the main challenges in the process from the perspective of the different stakeholders.
  • 20 décembre 2019 à 12:30

Crime gang makes over €2 million trafficking illegal steroids worldwide

Par CorpComm_AG
On 16 December an investigation by  the Financial Police Division of Hellenic Police (Διεύθυνση Οικονομικής Αστυνομίας της Ελληνικής Αστυνομίας), the Central Office to fight Against Environmental and Public Health Crime (OCLAESP) and French Customs (Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects) with the support of experts from Europol resulted in the arrest of  nine members in Greece and one in France of an organised crime group responsible for the production and trafficking of illegal anabolic substances and medicines around the world.
  • 20 décembre 2019 à 10:45

43 arrested after 27 poisoned by clams in Spain

Par CorpComm_AdG
An investigation into the trafficking of contaminated clams resulted in dismantling a large organised crime network involving poachers, intermediaries and distribution companies responsible for the food poisoning of at least 27 individuals in Spain.
  • 19 décembre 2019 à 10:20

Advisory Network on Terrorism and Propaganda Workshop: “Defining the global right-wing extremist movement”

Par CorpComm_AdG
Right-wing extremism and terrorism are of increasing concern to EU Member States, the European Union and Europol. An efficient response to the threat must be based on a thorough understanding of the actors and dynamics that drive violent right-wing extremism.
  • 17 décembre 2019 à 15:22

Dismantling an international cocaine trafficking network

Par CorpComm_AdG
An international criminal group specialised in cocaine trafficking from South America to Europe through a company from Moldova, has been dismantled with authorities working together from Belgium and the Republic of Moldova, with the support of Europol. 
  • 16 décembre 2019 à 13:59

Marine pollution: thousands of serious offences exposed in global operation

Par CorpComm_AdG
A global law enforcement operation involving 61 countries has identified thousands of illicit activities behind severe marine pollution as well as hundreds of violations and exposed serious cases of contamination worldwide. Codenamed 30 Days at Sea 2.0, the month-long (1-31 October) operation gathered more than 200 enforcement authorities worldwide for concerted action across all continents.
  • 16 décembre 2019 à 10:57

No crime goes unpunished on the Darknet: 11 arrested for buying counterfeit euros

Par CorpComm_MG
Between 9 and 11 December 2019 Europol coordinated joint raids against the sale of counterfeit euro banknotes on illegal platforms on the Darknet.
  • 12 décembre 2019 à 17:17

Migrants smuggled by leisure boats on Adriatic Sea: 8 arrested in Greece and Italy

Par CorpComm_AdG
Law enforcement authorities from Greece and Italy, supported by Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a large organised crime group smuggling migrants by leisure boats / pleasure crafts via the Adriatic Sea.
  • 12 décembre 2019 à 15:46

Migrant smuggling network in France and Italy busted

Par CorpComm_MG
Law enforcement authorities from France and Italy, supported by Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a large organised crime group smuggling migrants from Italy via France and Germany towards other European countries. On the action day, law enforcement authorities carried out a number of house searches and arrested 11 Pakistani nationals (10 in Italy and 1 in France) suspected of being members of the criminal network. 
  • 12 décembre 2019 à 13:59

Three arrested for blowing up ATMs in Germany and Hungary

Par CorpComm_AdG
Law enforcement authorities from Germany and Hungary, supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled an organised criminal group suspected of carrying out automatic teller machine (ATMs) attacks in the eastern part of the German state of Hessen.
  • 11 décembre 2019 à 16:45

Four arrested for blowing up ATMs in Germany and Hungary

Par CorpComm_AdG
Law enforcement authorities from Germany and Hungary, supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled an organised criminal group suspected of carrying out automatic teller machine (ATMs) attacks in the eastern part of the German state of Hessen.
  • 11 décembre 2019 à 16:45

Large-scale document forgery: five arrests thanks to cooperation between Ireland and Spain

Par CorpComm_AdG
On 10 December 2019, the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) carried out a search and arrest operation – operation Mombasa – which was supported by officers from the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) and Europol.
  • 11 décembre 2019 à 12:13

Operation Chemosh: how encrypted chat groups exchanged emoji ‘stickers’ of child sexual abuse

Par CorpComm_AdG
A successful operation in encrypted chat groups has been carried out by Policia Nacional of Spain.  The investigation, begun in 2017 and led by the Central High Tech Crime Unit, has led to search and arrest actions in Spain, Italy and France.
  • 11 décembre 2019 à 11:56

Illicit drugs in the EU: the situation is expanding in scale and complexity

Par CorpComm_AdG
On 4 and 5 December, over 150 delegates from EU Member States, third partner countries and 9 international organisations gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for the 3rd annual conference: Drugs in Europe: tackling top-level drug trafficking organisations and large scale supply. The conference focused on the fact that the drugs situation in Europe is unprecedented, expanding in scale and complexity as the supply is increasing across all drug commodities. 
  • 11 décembre 2019 à 11:16


Par CorpComm_MG
Last week, the Croatian National Police Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime in collaboration with the prosecutor’s office, tax administration, customs and in cooperation with Europol conducted a complex international criminal investigation of an organised crime group (OCG) for acting in a criminal enterprise, tax evasion,
  • 9 décembre 2019 à 10:43

68 arrested in Spain for pumping out 76 million kilos of CO2

Par CorpComm_MG
The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil), supported by Europol, carried out an operation targeting companies involved in considerable gas emissions attacking the atmosphere. The operation led to the investigation of 30 companies involved in illegal emissions of polluting substances and the arrests of 68 individuals. The companies are suspected of releasing around 76 million kilos of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. To put this into perspective, a car would have to drive 800 million kilometres to release the same amount.
  • 6 décembre 2019 à 16:55

Crime group suspected of smuggling nuclear materials arrested in Vienna

Par CorpComm_AG
Austrian law enforcement together with the General Police Inspectorate of The Republic of Moldova (National Investigative Inspectorate) coordinated and supported by Europol, have jointly investigated and arrested an organised crime group suspected of smuggling nuclear materials. The cooperation, that included transnational investigative measures, targeted a group of criminals when they attempted to sell nuclear container which allegedly contained radiological material to an army for €3 million.
  • 6 décembre 2019 à 13:31

Europol coordinates referral action day to combat manuals and tutorials on improvised explosive devices including CBRN

Par CorpComm_AdG
On 27 and 28 November 2019, the European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) at Europol organised its 17th Joint Referral Action Day with specialised units from EU Member States, non-EU countries 1 and other Europol specialised units. 
  • 5 décembre 2019 à 10:09

228 arrests and over 3800 money mules identified in global action against money laundering

Par CorpComm_AdG
Law enforcement authorities from 31 countries, supported by Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), have stepped up their efforts to crack down on money mule schemes that rope in victims often unaware that the money they are sending is part of an elaborated money laundering scheme. 
  • 3 décembre 2019 à 16:54

Multi-agency meeting targeting illicit cigarette production

Par CorpComm_AdG
On 14 November 2019, Europol’s AP Smoke organised an operational meeting at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. This multi-agency meeting was attended by authorities from the Netherlands (FIOD), Belgium (Customs), Sweden (Customs), and Spain (Guardia Civil).
  • 2 décembre 2019 à 16:55

30 506 internet domain names shut down for intellectual property infringement

Par CorpComm_AdG
Law enforcement authorities from 18 EU Member States1 and third parties in a joint investigation with Europol and the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Centre 2, facilitated by Eurojust and INTERPOL, have seized over 30 506 domain names that distributed counterfeit and pirated items over the internet during oper
  • 2 décembre 2019 à 09:56

International crackdown on RAT spyware, which takes total control of victims’ PCs

Par CorpComm_MG
A hacking tool that was able to give full remote control of a victim’s computer to cybercriminals has been taken down as a result of an international law enforcement operation targeting the sellers and users of the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan (IM-RAT).
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 11:45

String of tractor satnav thefts brought to an end by France and Lithuania

Par CorpComm_MG
On 26 November, the French National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie nationale) and the Lithuanian Police (Lietuvos Policija) supported by Europol, have dismantled an organised crime group involved in the theft of navigation systems from tractors. 
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 09:45

No safe shores for migrant smugglers

Par CorpComm_AdG
Sharing expertise and knowledge is crucial to combat ruthless criminals risking migrants’ lives for their highly profitable criminal activity. On 25 and 26 November, Europol has hosted experts from EU Members states, third party countries and international organisations gathered at the annual meeting of Joint Operational Team (JOT) MARE. 
  • 27 novembre 2019 à 15:09


Par CorpComm_AdG
On 26 November 2019, the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional), with the support of Europol’s experts on sports corruption, arrested nine individuals in connection with match-fixing and money laundering during the second phase of operation Oikos. 
  • 27 novembre 2019 à 12:57

79 arrested in worldwide crackdown on airline fraud

Par CorpComm_AdG
Between 18 – 22 November 2019, 60 countries, 56 airlines and 12 online travel agencies were involved in the 12th edition of the Global Airline Action Days (GAAD), an international and multidisciplinary operation to fight fraudulent online purchases of flight tickets with compromised credit card data, which took place at more than 200 airports across the world.
  • 27 novembre 2019 à 10:08


Par CorpComm_MG
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  • 25 novembre 2019 à 16:31

EU law enforcement and judicial authorities join forces to disrupt terrorist propaganda online

Par CorpComm_MG
Between 21-24 November, law enforcement and judicial authorities in Europe launched a joint action against the so-called Islamic State (IS) to disrupt the online activities of this terrorist organisation.
  • 25 novembre 2019 à 15:04

Europol and Telegram take on terrorist propaganda online

Par CorpComm_MG
On 21-22 November 2019, Europol’s European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised at its headquarters in The Hague the 16th joint Referral Action Days.  This coordinated action focused on the dissemination of online terrorist content. Among the items referred were propaganda videos and social media accounts glorifying or supporting terrorism and violent extremism.
  • 25 novembre 2019 à 10:29

More cooperation and inclusion to better protect EU citizens

Par CorpComm_MG
On 22 November, the Heads of the nine EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies met at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. The discussions focused on the implementation of the New Strategic Agenda 2019-2024, the state-of-play of the interoperability project and the common efforts in reinforcing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  
  • 22 novembre 2019 à 14:45

17 arrested in Poland for migrant smuggling and using fake documents

Par CorpComm_MG
On 18 November 2019, the Polish Border Guard (Straż Graniczna) under the supervision of the regional prosecutor’ s office and supported by Europol, dismantled an organised crime group involved in migrant smuggling and facilitation of irregular migration. 
  • 22 novembre 2019 à 15:17

Referral Action Day against Islamic State online terrorist propaganda

Par CorpComm_SL
Between 21-22 November 2019, the 16th Referral Action Day coordinated by the European Union Internet Referral Unit took place at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. This action was joined by a total of 9 online service providers, including Telegram, Google,, Twitter, Instagram and Dropbox.  
  • 22 novembre 2019 à 14:02

Coming soon: 2019 EU Drug Markets Report from Europol and the EMCDDA

Par CorpComm_MG
Drug trafficking is a highly profitable commercial activity and remains a core business for organised crime groups across Europe today. Understanding the reality of the European drug market requires a holistic approach, following the supply chain from production and trafficking to distribution and sales.
  • 22 novembre 2019 à 11:52

Capacity building to tackle audiovisual piracy

Par CorpComm_MG
During a two-day seminar at Eurojust in The Hague, over 70 law enforcement officers and prosecutors from EU Member States and officers from Europol and Eurojust joined forces to improve the sharing of expertise and information to tackle audiovisual piracy.
  • 21 novembre 2019 à 11:50

354 arrests in cross-border bust of Russian-speaking crime gangs

Par CorpComm_MG
From 1 January 2017 to 30 September 2019, the German State Criminal Police Office (Landeskriminalamt, LKA) of Berlin in cooperation with LKA Brandenburg managed project LIMES, an EU-funded project from the Internal Security Fund. The international operation targeted international motor vehicle thefts and Russian-speaking organised crime groups.
  • 21 novembre 2019 à 11:34

Nine arrested and three detained in Romania and the UK in sexual exploitation network bust

Par CorpComm_MG
On 19 November, the United Kingdom’s South Yorkshire Police and the Romanian National Police (Poliția Română), supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled an organised crime group involved in human trafficking for sexual exploitation.
  • 20 novembre 2019 à 11:17

Europol hosts second European Youth Day at its headquarters

Par CorpComm_MG
Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) joined the celebrations this year by organising earlier in October the second European Youth Day, the theme of which was “Say No! It’s your life!”. 
  • 20 novembre 2019 à 10:08

23 arrests and around 10 000 cultural items seized in an operation targeting Italian archaeological trafficking

Par CorpComm_MG
On 18 November 2019, an international police operation involving over 350 police officers, supported by Europol (within the framework of EMPACT) and Eurojust, dismantled an international organised crime group involved in large-scale trafficking of looted archaeological items resulting in the arrest of 23 individuals, 80 house searches, and the se
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 13:38

10 individuals who robbed moving lorries in France arrested with help of Europol

Par CorpComm_MG
On 6 November 2019, an international police operation, known as Operation Diligence, supported by Europol, led to the arrest of 10 suspects believed to be behind a number of cargo thefts from moving lorries in France. The operation led by the French Gendarmerie (Office central de lutte contre la délinquance itinérante) in close cooperation with Romania and Europol started earlier this year.
  • 18 novembre 2019 à 12:07