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#Europol – 40 arrested in Spain and France for international vehicle theft and trafficking

#Europol – 40 arrested in Spain and France for international vehicle theft and trafficking

| August 8, 2019

Europol has supported the Spanish Guardia Civil and the French Gendarmerie Nationale to dismantle an organised crime group involved in the stealing of vehicles. 40 individuals were arrested in connection to this case (32 in Spain, eight in France) and 118 stolen vehicles were recovered, the sale of which would have brought over €4,500,000 to […]

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#Europol – Balkan cartel trafficking #Cocaine around the globe in private planes busted

#Europol – Balkan cartel trafficking #Cocaine around the globe in private planes busted

| July 26, 2019

Law enforcement agencies from across the globe teamed up against a Balkan organised criminal network suspected of large-scale cocaine trafficking from South America to Europe using private planes. The investigation was launched and led by the Croatian Police (Policijski nacionalni ured za suzbijanje korupcije i organiziranog kriminala) and the Croatian Special Prosecutors’ Office for Suppression […]

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#Europol sets up new taskforce to combat human trafficking

#Europol sets up new taskforce to combat human trafficking

| July 2, 2019

On 2 July, the Joint Liaison Task Force Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (JLT-MS) was launched at Europol. This new operational platform will allow liaison officers from all EU member states to step up the fight against constantly adapting criminal networks. An upgrade to tackle the most dangerous groups The new task force, […]

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#Europol – 13 arrested for sexual exploitation of young women in French-Romanian operation

#Europol – 13 arrested for sexual exploitation of young women in French-Romanian operation

| June 18, 2019

  A large-scale joint investigation, led by the French Gendarmerie Nationale in co-operation with the Romanian DIICOT (Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism), and supported by Europol and Eurojust, has resulted in the dismantlement of an international organised crime group involved in trafficking young Romanian women to France for the purpose of […]

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New rules and guarantees in #CriminalProceedings now apply across the EU

New rules and guarantees in #CriminalProceedings now apply across the EU

| June 13, 2019

The directive on special safeguards for children now applies. It is the last in a set of six EU directives guaranteeing procedural rights for people across the EU, completing the full set of rights. In addition to these new rights for children, the directive guaranteeing access to legal aid started to apply on 5 May. This package of EU […]

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#OperationalTaskForce leads to dismantling of one of Europe’s most prolific crime groups

#OperationalTaskForce leads to dismantling of one of Europe’s most prolific crime groups

| May 22, 2019

A highly professional and dangerous international organized crime group was dismantled last week after a complex investigation carried out in the framework of a Joint Operational Task Force, established at Europol, between the Lithuanian Criminal  Police Bureau, the British HM Revenue and Customs, the Polish Police Central Bureau of Investigation, the Estonian Central Criminal Police […]

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#SecurityUnion – European Commission welcomes the final adoption of the new European Criminal Records Information System on convicted third-country nationals

#SecurityUnion – European Commission welcomes the final adoption of the new European Criminal Records Information System on convicted third-country nationals

| April 12, 2019

The Council has given its final approval to the Commission’s proposal to create a European Criminal Records Information System on convicted third country nationals. This central system aims to improve the exchange of criminal records information regarding convicted non-EU-citizens and stateless persons through the existing European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS). Justice, Consumers and Gender […]

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