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Saturday, 10 September 2022

Successful handover of baton for a powerful representation of the interests of the Hessian fire brigades

The Hessian Minister of the Interior, Peter Beuth, has awarded the outgoing President of the Hessian Fire Brigade Association, Dr. h.c. Ralf Ackermann, with the highest fire service honour in

Thursday, 18 August 2022

Flir wins US army order for $62m for ground drones

Teledyne Flir Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has received new orders worth $62.1 million from the U.S. Armed Services for its multi-mission robots. The U.S. Army, Navy, and

Friday, 01 July 2022

Doping crackdown in cycling

Law enforcement and judicial authorities in France, Belgium, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Poland and Slovenia have carried out a coordinated action against the use of prohibited substances in cycling

Wednesday, 08 June 2022

Issuance of new ePassports in Denmark on schedule

Despite ongoing global supply chain challenges and shortages of raw materials, the Kingdom of Denmark has started issuing its new electronic passports on schedule. The security-optimized travel

Wednesday, 08 June 2022

Veridos: From Phygital to Virtual IDs

The future of sovereign documents (IDs) such as identity cards, passports and driver’s licenses is virtual. However, there are still some key challenges to overcome to get there, with IDs

Tuesday, 07 June 2022

From Poland to the Canary Islands: 10 arrested for stealing EUR 34 million in taxpayers’ money

The Polish Police Central Bureau of Investigation (Centralne Biuro Śledcze Policji), with the support of the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) and Europol, has unravelled a sophisticated tax

Saturday, 04 June 2022

Europol: Eight arrests for printing fake documents in Greece

The Hellenic Police/Aliens Division of Attica (Ελληνική Αστυνομία), supported by Europol, dismantled a criminal network involved in the production and dissemination of counterfeit documents. The

Friday, 03 June 2022

Europol Targeted: migrant smuggling kingpins with links to more than 180 investigations

An Operational Task Force (OTF), led by the German Federal Police and coordinated by Europol targeted some of the most dangerous migrant smugglers across the EU. The dedicated OTF Pathfinder

Monday, 30 May 2022

Europol: Five arrests in Hungary for money laundering across three continents

The Budapest Metropolitan Police (Budapesti Rendőr-főkapitányság), supported by Europol, dismantled a criminal organisation involved in money laundering and perpetrating fraud using

Friday, 27 May 2022

Printing insecurity: Tackling the threat of 3D printed guns in Europe

Law enforcement professionals, ballistic experts, forensic scientists, policy makers and academia have gathered this week in The Hague, the Netherlands, for one of the world’s biggest platforms

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Swedish defense forces strengthen ability to exchange classified information by expanding partnership with Sectra

International cybersecurity and medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has received several orders from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). The orders include further

Friday, 20 May 2022

Terrorist and extremist chants used to woo recruits – focus of latest Europol Referral Action Day

Between 5 and 13 May, a large-scale Referral Action Day targeting terrorist and extremist audio content online took place involving Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) and six

Friday, 20 May 2022

Europol: 13 arrested in Italy for tricking elderly with love

The Italian Carabinieri Corps (Carabinieri Reggio Calabria), supported by Europol, dismantled a criminal organisation involved in a number of criminal activities including fraud, sexual

Thursday, 19 May 2022

EUROPOL: Three arrested in the Netherlands for ATM explosion spree in Germany

With the support of Europol, the Dutch Police (Politie Noord-Holland), working together with the German Police Directorate of Hochtaunus

Thursday, 07 April 2022

Europol: Four arrested for forcing vulnerable victims to beg

An investigation by the Upper Austrian Regional Criminal Office (Landeskriminalamt Oberösterreich), the Austrian Federal Police (Bundeskriminalamt), the German Bavarian State Police (Polizei

Friday, 18 March 2022

Europol supports Belgian authorities in shutting down an illegal cigarette factory

With the support of Europol’s European Financial Economic Crime Centre (EFECC), a massive illegal cigarette factory has been raided and shut down this week by Belgian Customs (Algemene

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Europol: Counterfeit and pirated goods get boost from pandemic, new report confirms

  • Criminal networks have quickly adapted to new opportunities and demand for products generated by the pandemic.
  • Fake cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical products, pesticides and
Tuesday, 08 March 2022

Rohde & Schwarz provides highly accurate calibration technology for US Air Force

AFMETCAL, the Air Force Metrology and Calibration Authority, has been seeking to purchase microwave measurement receivers (MMR) for its precision measurement equipment laboratories (PMEL’s) and

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

45 arrests in crackdown on Albanian-speaking criminals flooding Europe with cocaine

An international operation involving judicial and law enforcement authorities in seven countries has resulted in the takedown of one of Europe’s most active Albanian-speaking cocaine trafficking

Friday, 11 February 2022

How digital systems increase efficiency and transparency in public passport system

Thanks to digital systems for the application and issuance of identity documents, countries around the world are modernizing and optimizing their processes. Veridos, a leading global provider of

Friday, 11 February 2022

European 112 Day: Emergency Services Beyond Numbers

In 2013, a 17-year-old child was kidnapped from a bus stop, in a small Lithuanian town. She was forced into the trunk of a car, where she called emergency services no less than ten times. Because

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Global Europol taskforce identifies 18 child victims of sexual abuse

A total of 18 children have been tentatively identified and two offenders apprehended as a result of the 10th edition of Europol’s Victim Identification Taskforce (VIDTF). Nine of these young

Friday, 12 November 2021

Motorola Solutions Powers ‘Safe Cities’ with Integrated Technology Ecosystem

Public safety agencies across North America are investing in Motorola Solutions’ integrated mission-critical technology ecosystem to reduce crime and improve emergency response within their

Wednesday, 06 October 2021

Afghan smuggling network dismantled in Romania and Germany

The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) and the Romanian Police (Poliția Română), supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled an organised crime group involved in the migrant smuggling of

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

330 arrests during EU-wide Joint Action Days

Spain, supported by Europol, coordinated Europe-wide joint action days targeting facilitation of illegal immigration, drug trafficking and trafficking of firearms. The operation took place

Friday, 20 August 2021

CAPTURE21: Innovating back to normal

Capture21 is this year's edition of Europol's photo competition. Unfortunately, 2020 was a devastating year. Millions of people were out of work and left struggling to pay their bills. Meanwhile,

Monday, 09 August 2021

3DX-Ray Secures a Follow-on Contract for New ThreatScan X-ray System in the Middle East

3DX-Ray has announced a follow-on contract for the sale of new ThreatScan®- LS3 x-ray scanner systems to a long-term Police EOD user, based in the Middle East.

ThreatScan®-LS3 is a light,

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Fake clothes and luxury items worth € 16.5 million seized in Spain

The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) and the Portuguese National Guard (Guarda Nacional Republicana) and the Authority for Food and Economic Security (ASAE, Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e

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

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

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

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

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