17/10 – Organized crime-linked group of 100 brawl at Tokyo skyscraper restaurant. Police were called to a restaurant inside a Tokyo skyscraper Sunday after a mass brawl erupted among around 100 customers who appeared to be members of a group with links to organized crime.
17/10 – 31 arrested for stealing cars by hacking keyless tech. With the support of Europol and Eurojust, the French authorities in cooperation with their Spanish and Latvian counterparts have dismantled a car theft ring which used a fraudulent software to steal vehicles without using the physical key fob. As a result of a coordinated action carried out on 10 October in the three countries involved, 31 suspects were arrested. A total of 22 locations were searched, and over EUR 1 098 500 in criminal assets seized.
17/10- Crackdown on cannabis-trafficking criminal network: 12 arrests. Authorities in France and Spain have taken action against an organised crime group involved in trafficking of cannabis. Most members of the network belong to the same family. Eurojust coordinated and supported the action, which led to the arrest of 12 suspects and the seizure of several luxury items.
20/10- Colombia Sees Historic Levels of Coca Cultivation and Cocaine Production. Colombia has reached its highest-ever levels of coca production and potential cocaine production according to a new UN report, which pointed to the profitability of coca crops and greater agricultural efficiency as being partially responsible.
20/10- Suspect arrested in connection with a million euro investment fraud. On 6 October, a prolific scammer was arrested in Tenerife, Spain, by the National Police (Policía Nacional), as a result of a complex investigation involving four countries. The suspect – a 50 year old Croatian national – is believed to have been running a large-scale, multi-layered investment fraud scheme which siphoned at least EUR 5 million out of unsuspecting investors. Over 70 German victims have been identified so far.