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Authorities brought down a “super cartel” which controlled around one third of the cocaine trade in Europe, Europol reported today. A total of 49 suspects have been arrested during the course of this investigation and in coordinated raids across Euro
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Spanish authorities arrested 10 individuals suspected of being involved in drug trafficking and money laundering, Europol reported on Tuesday. Spain’s Guardia Civil carried out house searches in a number of cities, which led to the disruption of a cr
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Iraqi national Barzan Kamal Majeed, nicknamed “Scorpion” after his WhatsApp avatar, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in October for people smuggling offences at a court in Bruges, Belgium. He himself wasn’t present as he was still on the run.
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Members of a British organized crime group who bought scores of blank firing handguns to convert into live weapons have been jailed on Tuesday for a total of almost 14 years. National Crime Agency (NCA) investigators established that 31-year-old Perh
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A massive international organized crime ring has been broken up in a joint operation between the Spanish Civil Guard and the German Criminal Bureau of Hamburg, Europol reported Monday. The crime group provided financial services to various criminal o
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The ringleader of a money laundering group which smuggled tens of millions of British pounds of criminal cash out of the United Kingdom has been jailed for 9 years on Thursday. 47-year-old Abdullah Mohammed Ali Bin Beyat Alfalasi arranged travel for
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A cross-border operation involving law enforcement authorities from Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia and Spain, and supported by Europol, on Wednesday, led to the dismantling of a criminal organization trafficki
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Football, known in the United States as soccer, is the world’s biggest and most lucrative sport. With an audience of billions the sky is the limit. Though many assumed its prime position would protect it from bad influences, such as shady gamblers, t
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In the underworld, the strong and violent rise quickly, but it is the smart who reach the ultimate pinnacle. Among them is Belgium drug lord Flor Bressers. He is young, educated, extremely ruthless and one of Europe’s biggest narco crime bosses.
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A large-scale international Albanian drug organization was shut down today by Europol and law enforcement. Over 600 police agents searched over 80 places and arrested 45 individuals in Belgium, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.
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Ending 2021 with a bang! Police in Italy discovered a shipment of three tons of pure cocaine hidden in a load of bananas, peanuts, and pepper coming from South America. The discovery was done in the Calabrian port of Gioia Tauro, which is alleged to
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Europol launched its EU Most Wanted campaign 2021 last week hoping to find and arrest some of Europe’s most dangerous fugitives. The list features 61 criminals from all over the world and includes prominent names of the ‘Ndrangheta and Cosa Nostra.
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Cocaine is more popular than ever before, no matter the harm and violence. In Europe organized crime groups, in particular the ‘Ndrangheta, jumped into the lucrative market. New rivals emerged, but crime expert Anna Sergi expects the Calabrian Mafia
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Six British men have been convicted after a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation uncovered their role in the supply of cocaine and a separate plot to torture and rob a Manchester man’s home and business. On Tuesday they were found guilty after a
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