25/01 – According to a new report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Balkan arms smugglers are supplying Sweden’s criminal groups with assault rifles, Serbian pistols and Yugoslav-era hand grenades.
25/01 – The Spanish Civil Guard dismantled an organisation allegedly trafficking drug to other European countries. The agents arrested 24 people and seized 1,467 kilos of hashish, 600 kilos of marijuana buds vacuum packed, and more than 870,000 euros in cash.
26/01 – Belgian and Dutch agents seized 14 million smuggled cigarettes and 186 tonnes of cut tobacco from illegal factories in the two countries.
26/01 – The Polish Police, with the support of Europol and Eurojust, arrested seven suspects allegedly linked to a high-risk poly-criminal organised network operating in various EU countries.
27/01 – Italian and Spanish agents seized nearly 50 properties and provisionally arrested 13 persons as the result of a Eurojust-coordinated operation against money laundering, tax evasion and corruption in Italy’s north western province of Cuneo and Malaga province in Spain.
27/01 – The Germinal Surveillance Frigate of the Armed Forces in the Antilles seized 4.2 tonnes of cocaine on a fishing vessel during a patrol in the Atlantic Ocean.
28/01 – Romanian authorities, supported by Europol and other EU law enforcement authorities, dismantled an organised crime group counterfeiting euros and Romanian lei.
28/01 – Hendaye Customs officers (Basque country) seized 120 kilos of cannabis in a truck coming from Spain. The drugs have a market value of 210,000 euros.
29/01 – Latvian border guards seized more than 20,000 smuggled cigarettes in Ūdrīši Parish, Kraslava District.
29/01 – According to a new Europol report, in the EU there has been a rise in the number of violent incidents associated with serious and organised crime.
29/01 – The Spanish National Police seized nearly 1,500 kilos of cocaine in Huelva.