155 gripna i Sverige | Nya Dagbladet

Av Nya Dagbladet – 8 Juni, 2021

I det senaste, hittills största globala tillslaget mot organiserad brottslighet tillsammans med bland annat FBI har Sverige arresterat över 155 personer. Polisen hävdar också att man förhindrat tio mord.

Läs mer: https://nyadagbladet.se/inrikes/155-gripna-i-sverige/

800 gripna i hemlig internationell polisoperation | Nya Dagbladet

Av Nya Dagbladet – 8 Juni, 2021

I dagarna genomfördes ett av de största tillslagen mot organiserad brottslighet i modern kriminalhistoria. Över 800 är hittills gripna i en operation som letts av den svenska polisen tillsammans med FBI, Europol samt polisen i Nederländerna – under namnet Trojan Shield/OTF Greenlight.

Läs mer: https://nyadagbladet.se/utrikes/800-gripna-i-hemlig-polisoperation/

800 criminals arrested in biggest ever law enforcement operation against encrypted communication | Europol Newsroom

By Europol Newsroom – June 8, 2021

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Dutch National Police (Politie), and the Swedish Police Authority (Polisen), in cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 16 other countries have carried out with the support of Europol one of the largest and most sophisticated law enforcement operations to date in the fight against encrypted criminal activities.

Read more: https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/800-criminals-arrested-in-biggest-ever-law-enforcement-operation-against-encrypted-communication

Over 40 arrested in biggest-ever crackdown against drug ring smuggling cocaine from Brazil into Europe | Europol Newsroom

Europol Newsroom – November 27, 2020

In the early hours of the morning, over a thousand police officers with the support of Europol carried out coordinated raids against the members of this highly professional criminal syndicate. Some 180 house searches were executed, resulting in the arrest of 45 suspects. 

The investigation uncovered that this drug trafficking network was responsible for the annual importation of at least 45 tonnes of cocaine into the main European seaports, with profits exceeding €100 million over the course of 6 months.

This international sting, led by the Portuguese, Belgian and Brazilian authorities, was carried out simultaneously by agencies from three different continents, with coordination efforts facilitated by Europol:

Read more: Over 40 arrested in biggest-ever crackdown against drug ring smuggling cocaine from Brazil into Europe — Europol Newsroom

Sophisticated case of money laundering leads to 15 arrests in Malta | Europol Newsroom

By Europol Newsroom – November 27, 2020

Fifteen people have been arrested in Malta as part of operation Proteus, a highly sophisticated money laundering case, following months of intensive investigations by the Maltese Anti-Money Laundering Section within the Financial Crime Investigations Department.

During this operation, the Maltese Police seized:

Read more: Sophisticated case of money laundering leads to 15 arrests in Malta — Europol Newsroom

Officers foil fraudsters from stealing €40 million in payment card scam | Europol Newsroom

By Europol Newsroom – November 26, 2020

Carding Action 2020, an operation led by law enforcement agencies from Italy and Hungary and supported by the UK and Europol, targeted fraudsters selling and purchasing compromised card details on websites selling stolen credit card data, known as card shops, and dark web marketplaces.

Read more: Officers foil fraudsters from stealing €40 million in payment card scam — Europol Newsroom

Targeting child trafficking: 388 arrested across Europe | Europol Newsroom

Europol Newsrom – November 4, 2020

More than 60 minors were identified as potential victims of human trafficking during joint action days

Europol, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom coordinated a Europe-wide joint action day targeting child trafficking. The operation, also supported by Frontex, took place between 5 and 11 October 2020 and involved 12* countries. 

A wide range of law enforcement authorities including police, immigration and border control agencies, transport police, social assistance and child protection services and labour inspectorates participated in the joint action.

Read more: Targeting child trafficking: 388 arrested across Europe — Europol Newsroom

Spain takes down terrorist cell recruiting online for the so-called Islamic State | Europol Newsroom

Europol Newsroom – October 30, 2020

The alleged leaders of this cell feature among those arrested

On 28 October, Europol supported the CGI of the Spanish National Police (Comisaría General de Información de la Policía Nacional) in arresting three suspects linked to a terrorist cell actively recruiting and indoctrinating young people. The individuals, among which feature the alleged leaders of the cell, were arrested as a result of house searches carried out in San Sebastian and Pasaia in northern Spain. They are believed to have created the terrorist structure to carry out jihadist terrorism in support of the so-called Islamic State.

Read more: Spain takes down terrorist cell recruiting online for the so-called Islamic State — Europol Newsroom

Jihadist radicalisation: an individual arrested in Spain for spreading terrorist propaganda online | Europol Newsroom

By Europol Newsroom – October 23, 2020

He was seeking to recruit new members for the so-called Islamic State terrorist organisation

The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) arrested a supporter of the so-called Islamic State terrorist organisation in an operation developed together with Europol. The suspect was searching, editing and further disseminating terrorist propaganda material to young people online.

Read more: Jihadist radicalisation: an individual arrested in Spain for spreading terrorist propaganda online — Europol Newsroom