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#Europol – Big hit against Cosa Nostra in Sicily

#Europol – Big hit against Cosa Nostra in Sicily

| March 5, 2019

In the early hours of Monday 4 March, the Italian Direzione Investigativa Antimafia (Anti-mafia Investigation Department) and the Italian Carabinieri arrested 32 individuals, allegedly members of the Italian crime syndicate, Cosa Nostra. Law enforcement organized raids in several Italian cities, such as Agrigento, Catania, Palermo, Parma and Trapani. The arrests were the result of a […]

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#Europol – Transatlantic partnership: Fighting financial crime together #FinCen

#Europol – Transatlantic partnership: Fighting financial crime together #FinCen

| February 21, 2019

Today (21 February) the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the United States Department of the Treasury visited the Europol headquarters and discussed how the Europol and FinCEN can better work together to safeguard the international financial system from illicit use. FinCEN at Europol Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Director Kenneth A. Blanco […]

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#Europol co-ordinates crackdown on bot-flooding malicious attacks

#Europol co-ordinates crackdown on bot-flooding malicious attacks

| January 28, 2019

The takedown by law enforcement in April 2018 of the illegal marketplace webstresser.org as part of Operation Power OFF has given authorities all over Europe and beyond a trove of information about the website’s 151,000 registered users. Co-ordinated by Europol and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) with the support of the Dutch Politie and […]

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#Europol – Game, set and match to Europe’s police force

#Europol – Game, set and match to Europe’s police force

| January 10, 2019

An organized crime group involved in manipulating professional tennis competitions was dismantled in an operation led by the Spanish Civil Guard and coordinated by the National High Court of Spain (Audiencia Nacional), supported by Europol. In total 83 suspects were arrested, 28 of them professional players. Armenian gang watching over the matches The investigation was […]

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#Kuciak – Arrests in Slovakia

#Kuciak – Arrests in Slovakia

| October 2, 2018

Last week the Slovakian police carried out a number of house searches and arrested nine persons in Slovakia, five of whom have since been released. In addition several premises were searched and items seized for examination and evidential purposes. Four of those arrested have now been accused of first-degree murder. The arrests are linked to […]

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#Darknet euro counterfeiter arrested in #Poland

#Darknet euro counterfeiter arrested in #Poland

| September 25, 2018

On Friday 21 September 2018 the Polish Central Bureau of Investigation in Gdansk dismantled an illegal print shop producing counterfeit €50 banknotes. The printer sold the counterfeit banknotes on illegal darknet marketplaces and sent them all over the European Union and beyond. Europol alerted the competent authorities in Poland of the first traces of this […]

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Seven arrested in Spain for smuggling some 300 #Migrants to France

Seven arrested in Spain for smuggling some 300 #Migrants to France

| August 10, 2018

The Spanish National Police has arrested seven individuals suspected of large-scale migrant smuggling It is estimated that the organized crime group has facilitated the entry into Spain of almost 300 migrants The criminals would arrange for the smuggling of migrants from French-speaking African countries to Northern Spain, and from there on to France With the […]

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