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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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#CriminalJustice – Commission evaluates member states’ efforts in ensuring suspects get a fair trial

#CriminalJustice – Commission evaluates member states’ efforts in ensuring suspects get a fair trial

| October 1, 2019

The European Commission has published its implementation report on one of the six EU procedural rights directives, notably the EU Access to a lawyer directive. This Directive ensures people have the right to have a lawyer from the first stage of police questioning and throughout criminal proceedings, as well as to adequate, confidential meetings with […]

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Exiled oligarch #VladimirGusinsky and his ‘special’ #Kremlin deal

Exiled oligarch #VladimirGusinsky and his ‘special’ #Kremlin deal

| September 23, 2019

Many see Vladimir Gusinsky as a victim – a man forced out for his liberal beliefs and strength to stand up to Vladimir Putin and his henchmen. But others believe that is far from the truth. Some say Gusinsky is still “welcomed” in the Kremlin – indeed, he has made hundreds of millions of dollars […]

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#Europol – 11 arrested in child abuse network crackdown in Georgia

#Europol – 11 arrested in child abuse network crackdown in Georgia

| September 20, 2019

Law enforcement and judicial authorities from Australia, Georgia and the USA, supported by Europol, dismantled an organized criminal network involved in the production and distribution of child sexual exploitation material. Over the course of the past month, the Georgian Police arrested 11 alleged members of the group including the owners and employees of the photographic […]

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Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

| September 16, 2019

Forensic accountants and lawyers are probing the finances of a disgraced Russian press baron to see if he lied on oath in court. A team of experts is sifting through the last days of Vladimir Gusinsky’s media company before he declared it bust. Working extensively in the Cayman Islands, they are probing exactly why Mr […]

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#WB6 – European forces co-operate to fight crime in Western Balkans

#WB6 – European forces co-operate to fight crime in Western Balkans

| September 9, 2019

The Joint Action Day (JAD) Western Balkans 2019 is an international operation, involving 6 758 law enforcement officers: 6 708 officers on the ground and 50 officers in the Operational Centre at Europol’s headquarters. Law enforcement officers from 30 countries, as well as 8 agencies and international organizations teamed up to tackle the 4 EMPACT (European […]

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#Europol – Europe’s second-largest counterfeit currency network on dark web taken down

#Europol – Europe’s second-largest counterfeit currency network on dark web taken down

| September 9, 2019

The Portuguese Judicial Police (Polícia Judiciária) dismantled Europe’s second-largest counterfeit currency network on the dark web with Europol’s support. Five individuals have been arrested and are accused of counterfeiting and organised crime. Counterfeit banknotes were seized across Europe, notably in France, Germany, Spain and Portugal, worth over €1.3 million. Following the investigation, eight domestic and […]

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