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#NATO and EU must toughen up on #Balkan drug gangs

#NATO and EU must toughen up on #Balkan drug gangs

| January 29, 2020

Earlier this month, the Greek capital was rocked when two men were murdered in cold blood at a popular Athens restaurant in front of their wives and children. The victims, Stevan Stamatović and Igor Dedović, were believed to be members of the infamous Montenegrin drug-smuggling Skaljari clan, with the hit allegedly ordered by their rivals, […]

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

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

| January 24, 2020

A large-scale drug trafficking organi\ation 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.  In total 11 Spanish nationals were arrested […]

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Europe will look at further reforms in the supervision and exchange of information on #MoneyLaundering

Europe will look at further reforms in the supervision and exchange of information on #MoneyLaundering

| December 5, 2019

The Council has today (5 December) adopted conclusions on strategic priorities on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML). The conclusions are a direct response to the EU strategic agenda for 2019-2024 where the European Council calls for “strengthening our fight against terrorism and cross-border crime, improving co-operation and information-sharing and further developing […]

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Scotland Yard to question Russian oligarch #VladimirGusinsky over money laundering allegations

Scotland Yard to question Russian oligarch #VladimirGusinsky over money laundering allegations

| December 5, 2019

Scotland Yard detectives are scoping an investigation into a London based Russian oligarch over alleged links to money laundering.Officers were brought into the inquiry after detailed financial information was passed to the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).The NCA leads the fight against money laundering both at home and abroad – writes Philip Braund. It’s alleged […]

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#Europol – No safe shores for migrant smugglers

#Europol – No safe shores for migrant smugglers

| November 28, 2019

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 hosted experts from EU member states, third party countries and international organizations gathered at the annual meeting of Joint Operational Team (JOT) MARE.  The experts focused on modern communication technologies […]

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#OperationSECTIO – international hit against Belarusian organised crime group involved in international cargo thefts

#OperationSECTIO – international hit against Belarusian organised crime group involved in international cargo thefts

| October 19, 2019

The German Police Department Heidekreis, in co-operation with the French Gendarmerie and Czech authorities, the German State Criminal Police Office of Saxony-Anhalt, EMPACT OPC, and Europol dismantled a Belarusian organized crime group involved in international cargo thefts.  The group was targeting trucks on motorway rest areas and parking lots to steal the cargo. The group […]

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#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

| October 9, 2019

Operation HYGIEA: Approximatively 200,000 pieces of counterfeit perfumes, toothpastes, cosmetics, 120 tonnes of counterfeit detergents, shampoos, diapers as well as more than 4.2 million of other counterfeit goods (battery cells, footwear, toys, tennis balls, shavers, electronic devices, etc.), 77 million cigarettes and 44 tonnes of counterfeit water pipe tobacco have been seized by the Asian […]

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