Thousands of minors have been exploited throughout the European Union and busting criminal networks trafficking children is one of the block’s top priorities, Europol said in a report released on Thursday, the EU Anti-Trafficking Day.
Spying on their mobile phones, GPS devices and tablets, police from several European countries broke up an international tuna trafficking network that allegedly handles 2.5 million kg of tuna annually and arrested 79 of its suspected members, a Europol press release said Tuesday.
French Gendarmerie arrested earlier this month a high-profile Ukrainian fugitive who had sequestered himself in a Burgundy chateau surrounded by Salvador Dali paintings and a vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom after faking his own death, Europol announced Tuesday on Twitter.
Polish police arrested five alleged members of an international organized crime group involved in illegal trade of tobacco and seized over 39 million cigarettes, Europol announced on Wednesday.
Law enforcement arrested more than 141 individuals across more than 226 airports last week for traveling with criminally acquired airline tickets, Europol reported Tuesday.
One of the masterminds behind the 2015 migrant smuggling network along the Western Balkan route and his accomplice were arrested in Athens, the Hellenic Police said on Monday.
Israeli and French authorities arrested four suspected leaders of a crime group responsible for impersonating executives of companies and ordering employees to wire company money to bank accounts owned by the group, Europol reported Monday.
Authorities across the European Union arrested 58 suspects and seized cars, documents, and US$477,000 in cash during a Value Added Tax, VAT, fraud investigation that damaged the EU’s economy by over $70 million.
A Maltese opposition Member of Parliament and lawyer for the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia on Monday accused a police sergeant of tipping off the three men arrested for her murder allowing them to dispose of evidence.
After a two-year investigation, 300 heavily armed police officers bursted the doors of more than 100 villas and apartments in the early morning hours and arrested 19 alleged members of one of Lithuania’s most dangerous crime groups.
Austrian and Romanian authorities have arrested 11 suspects of organized migrant smuggling and seized documents, phones and money while searching 25 properties, the EU’s Judicial Cooperation Unit, Eurojust, said in a statement on Tuesday.
The outgoing Europol director, Rob Wainwright, says that Europe’s work to curb money laundering is insufficient as illegal cash moves too easily through its banking system.
The mastermind of a cybercrime syndicate responsible for bank heists totaling over US$1 billion was arrested in Spain, Europol announced last week.
In an international effort, authorities in three European countries arrested on Thursday 26 people suspected of facilitating illegal immigration.
Europol called Tuesday for tighter money laundering control saying in 2014 banks had reported one million suspicious transactions to authorities but only 10 percent of them were investigated.
The Spanish National Police has dismantled an international criminal network that used commercial flights to smuggle Iranian citizens into the UK, Europol announced Thursday.
The largest criminal marketplace on the dark web for the illicit trade of drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and more was shut down Thursday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.
Europol urged on Wednesday that users affected by this week’s "Petya" cyber-attack should not pay requested ransoms, because the proceeds fund organized crime.
Factories, hospitals and major corporations around the world grounded to a halt Friday after ransomware hit 200,000 targets in 150 countries, the largest cyber-attack of its kind ever recorded.
An operation by 40 countries shut down a cybercrime network that used malware to steal hundreds of millions of dollars from email users around the world, law enforcement agencies announced Thursday.
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