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#blacklivesmatter – Brussels demo descends into white led violence

#blacklivesmatter – Brussels demo descends into white led violence

| June 9, 2020

Mayor Philippe Close announced 150 arrests in #Matongé after pogroms, looting and vandalism, also attacking police took place in shopping streets of #Brussels. He promised that city (tax-payers) will refund damages to shop-owners from tomorrow onwards. #blacklivesmatter It is still unclear how looting of luxury stores can upgrade value of «Black Lives». Videos on social media show […]

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Making sure crime does not pay: Commission reports on implementation of EU rules on seizing criminals’ assets

Making sure crime does not pay: Commission reports on implementation of EU rules on seizing criminals’ assets

| June 4, 2020

The Commission is today reporting on the implementation of EU rules on seizing tools used to commit crimes and revenues from criminal activities. Promoting our European Way of Life Vice President Margaritis Schinas, said: “We need to hit criminals where it hurts the most. Seizing illicit assets is one of the most powerful means to tackle […]

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Statement by Vice President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders ahead of #EuropeanDayForVictimsOfCrime

Statement by Vice President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders ahead of #EuropeanDayForVictimsOfCrime

| February 20, 2020

Ahead of the European Day for Victims of Crime tomorrow (22 February), Vice President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders issued the following statement: “This year marks the 30th anniversary of the European Day for Victims of Crime. Still, every year 75 million people across Europe continue to fall victims of crime. Only yesterday we mourned the victims of yet another […]

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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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#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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