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Monday, 26 July 2021

Airbus deploys mission-critical communication solutions to help secure Hajj pilgrimage

Airbus secured this years’ Hajj holy pilgrimage in Mecca with its mission-critical communication technologies in Saudi Arabia.

The company rolled out its Tactilon Agnet 800 collaboration

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Friday, 23 July 2021

Red light for migrant smugglers speeding at up to 250 km/h

An investigation by the Bulgarian General Directorate for Combating Organised Crime (Главна дирекция Борба с организираната престъпност), the Hellenic Police (Ελληνική Αστυνομία) and the

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Thursday, 22 July 2021

Governments must examine their border control operations to ensure sustainable economic recovery

Governments have been wrestling with the challenges of reopening borders and restarting economies while also performing their fundamental responsibility for protecting populations and national

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Thursday, 22 July 2021

Spain and Serbia dismantle Serbian marijuana trafficking network

Spanish and Serbian authorities have dismantled a large-scale drug trafficking network through a joint investigation team (JIT). In both countries, 43 members of a Serbian organised crime group

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Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Tobacco products worth more than € 2 million seized in Spain and Portugal

The Portuguese National Guard (Guarda Nacional Republicana) and the Spanish National Police (Policía National), supported by Europol and the Spanish customs authorities, dismantled an organised

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Thursday, 08 July 2021

Europol: Twenty-five victims of sexual exploitation identified in Romania and Spain

The Romanian Police (Poliția Română) and the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional), supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled a criminal network involved in human trafficking for sexual

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Monday, 05 July 2021

9 arrested in Moldova and France for €2 million immigration fraud

In the early hours of 28 June, some hundred officers from the French National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie Nationale) and the Moldovan Border Police (Poliția de Frontieră a Republicii Moldova) with

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Monday, 05 July 2021

Slovak Vipers to fly with Rohde & Schwarz radiocommunications

Thanks to the collaboration between Rohde & Schwarz and Lockheed Martin, the Slovak Air Force has become the next customer to receive F-16 aircraft equipped with Rohde & Schwarz secure

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Friday, 02 July 2021

Six children victim of sexual abuse removed from harm as a result of Europol’s Victim Identification Taskforce

Six victims of child abuse have been identified and removed from harm as a result of the 9th Victim Identification Taskforce organised by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre

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Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Europol: Coordinated action cuts off access to VPN service used by ransomware groups

This week, law enforcement and judicial authorities in Europe, the US and Canada have seized the web domains and server infrastructure of DoubleVPN. This is a virtual private network (VPN)

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Sunday, 27 June 2021

Roll-your-own tobacco smuggling network dismantled in Portugal and Spain with Europol’s support

With the support of Europol, the Portuguese Republican National Guard (Guardia Nacional Republicana) and the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil)  with the cooperation of the Spanish Customs

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Sunday, 27 June 2021

Europol supports the French Gendarmerie in taking down Ivorian network behind scam in excess of €13 million

A year-long investigation led by the French National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie Nationale – Section de Recherches d’Agen), under the authority of the investigating Magistrate at the Judicial court

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Friday, 25 June 2021

Europol - The Cyber Blue Line – the new law enforcement frontier

It all started in 1854 at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War when a red-uniformed Scottish Highland Regiment formed a long line and extraordinarily halted a Russian cavalry charge.

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Thursday, 24 June 2021

Europol helps Belgian and Swiss authorities unravel Vitae Ponzi scheme

With the support of Europol, the Belgian Federal Judicial Police (Federale Gerechtelijke Politie, Police Judiciaire Fédérale) under the jurisdiction of the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office

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Thursday, 17 June 2021

12 detained in Poland in gun smuggling crackdown

With the active support of Europol, the Polish Border Guard (Straż Graniczna), together with the Internal Security Agency (Agencja Bezpieczeństwa Wewnętrznego) and the National Police (Policja)

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Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Europol: 630 potential victims of exploitation identified during Europe-wide coordinated action days

Between 31 May and 6 June 2021, Europol supported Europe-wide coordinated action days against human trafficking for labour exploitation. The operation, led by the Netherlands, involved a wide

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Saturday, 12 June 2021

Five arrested over brazen Paris bank heist

In the early hours of 7 June, officers from the French National Police (Police Nationale) and the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) carried out a series of coordinated raids close to Paris

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Operation Jumita: 1.6 tonnes of cocaine and € 16.5 million confiscated in largest cash seizure from a criminal organisation in Spain

The Spanish Guardia Civil, with the support of Europol and its European Economic and Financial Crime Centre(EFECC), dismantled a criminal network that trafficked cocaine from South America to the

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Thursday, 20 May 2021

Europol: Hit against euro counterfeiters linked to the Camorra

On 20 May 2021, Europol supported the German Regional Criminal Police of Nordrhein-Westfalen (Landeskriminalamt Nordrhein-Westfalen) and the Italian Finance Corps (Guardia di Finanza) of Rome and

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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Trading scheme resulting in €30 million in losses uncovered

On 11 May 2021, a large criminal network involved in investment fraud and money laundering was dismantled as a result of a cross border operation supported by Europol and Eurojust. The

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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

12 arrested in France in latest hit against tobacco smugglers

Earlier this week, the French Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie Nationale) with the support of the French Judicial Customs (SEJF) arrested 5 individuals and seized 250 000 counterfeit cigarettes in a

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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Spanish and UK police forces recover €6 million in two-year long Ponzi scheme investigation

Hundreds of victims of a €15 million Ponzi scheme may soon recover up to 40% of their losses as a result of an international law enforcement effort to recover the ill-gotten funds.

The

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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Europol: Over 56 400 cultural goods seized and 67 arrests in action involving 31 countries

Despite constraints imposed by the COVID-19, the 2020 edition of the Pandora operation targeting the illicit trafficking of cultural goods has been the most successful to date with over 56 400

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Friday, 26 March 2021

Three arrested in Spain for terrorist financing

The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) supported by Europol, arrested three individuals in Madrid and Santa Cruz de Tenerife for their suspected involvement in the facilitation of

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Paramedic Safety Prioritized - London Ambulance Service Rolls Out Body-Worn Camera Solution From Motorola Solutions

 London Ambulance Service announced that 529 violent incidents have been reported between April 2020 and January this year. To protect their frontline workers, the Ambulance Service has started

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Friday, 19 February 2021

EUROPOL: Police dismantle criminal network linked to international VAT fraud trading vegetable oil

The Polish Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (Centralne Biuro Antykorupcyjne) and German Tax Office for Prosecution and Criminal Matters in Berlin (Finanzamt für Fahndung und Strafsachen Berlin),

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Friday, 18 December 2020

Europol and the European Commission inaugurate new decryption platform to tackle the challenge of encrypted material for law enforcement investigations

This week Europol launched an innovative decryption platform, developed in close cooperation with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. It will significantly increase Europol’s

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Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Dallmeier HEMISPHERE® module enables cost and revenue optimisation for local authorities

Permanent video observation is in place at busy traffic junctions in many towns. With the "Traffic Enforcement Module" on the Dallmeier "HEMISPHERE®" software platform, public authorities can now

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Sunday, 18 October 2020

Cocaine cartel shipping from South America busted in Spain and the Netherlands

Europol supported a cross-border investigation, led by the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil), involving the Dutch Police (Politie) and US Homeland Security Investigations and Border and

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Europol: 18 arrested in crackdown on Lithuanian gang trafficking victims to Ireland and the UK to sell heroin

On 26 August, law enforcement and judicial authorities have made 18 arrests during a massive coordinated operation to smash an organised crime group suspected of trafficking victims from

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Europol: One of the biggest online piracy groups in the world taken down

On 25 August, an alleged criminal network of copyright infringing hackers, mainly responsible for pirating movies and hosting illegal digital content worldwide was dismantled in a coordinated

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Europol: Masterminds running one of Germany’s largest illegal tobacco factory arrested

On 18 August, 12 individuals who ran one of Germany’s largest illegal tobacco factory have been arrested in the German city of Kranenburg located near the border with the Netherlands. The illegal

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

320 tonnes of potentially dangerous dairy products taken off the market in operation OPSON IX targeting food fraud

Europol and INTERPOL coordinated operation OPSON 2020 which targeted trafficking of counterfeit and substandard food and beverages. The ninth operation of its kind, it ran from December 2019 to

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