Tag Archives: EUROPOL

Eurojust and Europol Lead International Effort to Dismantle Trafficking Ring Exploiting Women

(IN BRIEF) In a coordinated effort led by Eurojust and Europol, authorities in Belgium and Hungary have made significant strides in combatting human trafficking by dismantling an organised crime group involved in the sexual exploitation of women. Eight suspects were … Read the full press release

Coordinated Action Targets Illegal Exports to Russia; Three Suspects Arrested

(IN BRIEF) Eurojust and Europol supported a joint operation by Dutch, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Canadian authorities targeting alleged violations of export sanctions to Russia. During the operation, three suspects were apprehended, and 14 locations were searched as part of … Read the full press release

Coordinated Operation Across Four Countries Targets Online Trading Fraud Network Defrauding Millions

(IN BRIEF) Judicial and law enforcement authorities from Germany, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Sweden collaborated in a coordinated action against an organized crime group suspected of online trading fraud. The criminal network operated fraudulent online trading platforms from call centers and … Read the full press release

Global Authorities Collaborate to Dismantle Ransomware Network Responsible for Widespread Attacks

(IN BRIEF) Judicial and law enforcement agencies from seven countries have joined forces to take action against a criminal network responsible for a series of damaging ransomware attacks worldwide. These attacks have affected over 1,800 victims in 71 countries, primarily … Read the full press release

Czech and Ukrainian Police Disrupt Prolific Phishing Gang Defrauding Victims Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) Czech and Ukrainian police, with support from Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a prolific phishing gang responsible for defrauding victims across Europe of tens of millions of euros. The criminal group, which primarily targeted Czech victims, conducted voice … Read the full press release

Eurojust Coordinates Crackdown on International Online Fraud Network

(IN BRIEF) Eurojust, at the request of Swiss authorities, has organized a series of actions against an online fraud network operating in multiple EU Member States, Georgia, and Ukraine. The investigation into this investment scam began in October 2019, revealing … Read the full press release

Major Multinational Operation Dismantles Global Malware Network: Eurojust’s Integral Role in Taking Down Qakbot

(IN BRIEF) A global operation led by the US has successfully taken down the ‘Qakbot’ malware network that infected 700,000 computers and caused massive financial damage. Collaborating with countries like France, Germany, and the UK, the initiative disrupted cybercrime. Eurojust … Read the full press release

Migrant Smuggling Ring Brought Down in Multi-Country Operation Coordinated by Eurojust and Europol

(IN BRIEF) A collaborative effort between Eurojust and Europol has led to the successful dismantling of an organized crime group involved in smuggling migrants into Germany. The operation involved authorities from Germany, Romania, Serbia, and Austria. During a joint action … Read the full press release

Gruppierungen der organisierten Kriminalität nach gemeinsamen Ermittlungen der Tschechischen Republik und Finnlands zerschlagen

(IN KÜRZE) Ein kriminelles Netzwerk, das am Menschenhandel zum Zweck der sexuellen Ausbeutung beteiligt ist, wurde durch gemeinsame Bemühungen der Tschechischen Republik und Finnlands mit Unterstützung von Eurojust und Europol zerschlagen. Die organisierte Kriminalität rekrutierte Frauen in der Tschechischen Republik … Read the full press release

Organized Crime Groups Dismantled Following Joint Investigations by Czech Republic and Finland

(IN BRIEF) A criminal network involved in human trafficking for sexual exploitation has been dismantled by the joint efforts of the Czech Republic and Finland, with the support of Eurojust and Europol. The organized crime groups recruited women in the … Read the full press release

No Time To Waste! Conference Takes a Practical Approach to Tackling Waste Crime

BRUSSELS, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DOTCOM Waste and BlockWaste have joined forces for today’s conference, “No Time To Waste! Synergies and Strategies to Tackle Waste Crime.” This interactive event will showcase the key results of the two projects on illegal … Read the full press release

EDPS: Cyber security is not an excuse for the unlimited monitoring and analysis of the personal information of individuals

Brussels, 18-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Cyber security is not an excuse for the unlimited monitoring and analysis of the personal information of individuals, said the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) today following the publication of his opinion on the EU’s strategy on cyber security. While there is … Read the full press release

EDPS: Strong data protection can improve EU approach to investigating serious crimes

Brussels, 3-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Robust data protection considerations can strengthen the credibility of investigations into serious crimes in the EU. This is the message the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) sent in his opinion published today on the Commission proposal for a new legal … Read the full press release

The state of the drugs problem in Europe

Cecilia Malmström — EU Commissioner for Home Affairs  Launch of the annual report 2012 European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Let me congratulate the EMCDDA on its 17th Annual report on the state of the drugs … Read the full press release