New task force at Europol to target the most dangerous criminal groups involved in human trafficking and migrant smuggling

On 2 July, the Joint Liaison Task Force Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (JLT-MS) was launched at Europol. This new operational platform will Read more

Arrests in the UK and Netherlands in €24 million cryptocurrency theft

The UK’s South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SW RCCU) in a joint operation with the Dutch police (Politie), Europol, Eurojust and the UK’s National Read more

13 arrested for sexual exploitation of young women in French-Romanian operation

A large-scale joint investigation, led by the French Gendarmerie Nationale in cooperation with the Romanian DIICOT (Directorate for the Investigation of Organised Crime and Terrorism), … Read more

Cryptocurrency experts meet at Europol to strengthen ties between law enforcement and private sector

Over 300 cryptocurrency experts from both law enforcement and the private sector attended the sixth Cryptocurrency Conference hosted at Europol’s headquarters from 12 to 14 … Read more

EU-wide operation against counterfeit products, Law enforcement agencies in Malta involved in the operation

More than 4.7 million counterfeit products seized, over 16 400 social media accounts suspended and 3 300 websites closed in the EU-wide operation Aphrodite II … Read more

New threat assessment confirms links between counterfeiting and organised crime in the EU


Most criminal activity involving counterfeiting is carried out by increasingly professionalised organised crime networks, which can reap large profits while running relatively few risks.… Read more

Big police operation in Portugal against human trafficking for sexual exploitation


The Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras), supported by Europol, arrested eight suspected members of an international organised criminal group … Read more

Global action against wildlife crime saves 4 400 reptiles from criminal hands


An international operation against the illegal trade in reptiles has seen hundreds of seizures and 12 arrests in the EU. Europol coordinated information sharing … Read more

Arrests in France for looting the archives of libraries throughout Europe


With the support of Europol, the French National Police (OCBC – National Unit in charge of Cultural goods trafficking) and the Spanish Guardia Civil … Read more

Operation coordinated by Europol against crime gang committing robberies across Europe with stolen vehicles

The Italian Carabinieri (Arma dei Carabinieri), supported by the Munich Police Department, the Criminal Investigation Directorate of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police (Inspectoratul … Read more

Multi-million euro cryptocurrency laundering service taken down


The Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD), in close cooperation with Europol and the authorities in Luxembourg, clamped down on one of the … Read more

Spanish Civil Guard uncover unusual vehicle tax avoidance scheme

The Spanish Civil Guard, supported by Europol, have uncovered an unusual vehicle tax avoidance scheme and that resulted in  the arrest of 20 individuals and … Read more

Europe-wide operation against drug trafficking


Europol, the European police agency, coordinated a Europe-wide operation against a drug smuggling gang in which 22 persons have been arrested across Europe in … Read more