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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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