15 people arrested and 2 million cigarettes seized in anti-smuggling operation
Fifteen members of a Russian speaking gang were arrested last week in France and Belgium on charges of "organized smuggling" and "criminal conspiracy" as part of an investigation into the illegal import and resale of cigarettes, Europol has announced. Eight of the suspects were imprisoned, while the others were placed under judicial control. Some...
June 25, 2019
Human traffickers convicted over deaths of 71 refugees sentenced to life in prison
A Hungarian court has extended the prison sentences of four human traffickers convicted last year for their roles in a 2015 incident in which 71 migrants suffocated in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in Austria.
According to Thursday's decision by an appeals court in the southern city of Szeged, an...
June 21, 2019
Romanian cybersecurity company unveils new tool to combat ransomware
A Romanian cybersecurity company, Bitdefender, has unveiled a solution to counter the latest version of the ransom software GandCrab.This decryption tool was developed and proposed in partnership with Europol, the Romanian police, the FBI, the UK's National Crime Agency and the Metropolitan Police, as well as authorities in France, Bulgaria.
GandCrab emerged in January 2018...
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Spanish National Police, in an operation supported by Europol, have made multiple arrests as part of an investigation into the fixing of football matches, including one between two La Liga... read more →
A Europe-wide organised crime network was broken up last week following a joint operation between several national police forces, leading to the arrest of 22 suspects, Europol has announced. The... read more →
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