29 June – Thirteen arrested over German cashpoint explosions that netted gang over EUR 1.6 million. The German authorities, together with their Dutch and Belgian counterparts, have arrested thirteen members of a Dutch gang linked to 12 attacks against cash machines in Germany, causing millions of euros in damage.
1 July – Chile receiving synthetic drugs galore from Netherlands, Belgium. Record-breaking MDMA seizures in Chilean ports have linked yet another Latin American country to synthetic drugs from the Netherlands and Belgium, some of the Mworld’s largest ecstasy producers. Authorities in Iquique and San Antonio, port cities in northern Chile, discovered nearly 475,000 MDMA tablets on various ships departing from the Netherlands and Belgium in the past two months. The shipments, valued at $17 million, came from the ports of Rotterdam, Zeebrugge and Antwerp.
2 July – Arrests in France in connection with Channel small boat deaths. National Crime Agency officers have assisted an operation in France which has seen more than a dozen arrests in connection with the deaths of 27 people attempting to cross the English Channel in a dinghy last November. OCRIEST, the French border police unit targeting immigration crime, arrested 15 people across locations in France on 27 and 28 June, as part of a joint investigation being carried out with the NCA.
2 July – Gambia bans all timber exports to curb rosewood smuggling. The Gambia banned all timber exports, and permanently suspended export licenses of wood on Friday. The West African nation is trying to curb the illegal smuggling of endangered rosewood. All existing permits issued for the export/re-export of timber are permanently revoked,” the information ministry said in a statement. The government instructed port authorities to oversee and prevent any loading of logs onto any vessels. Authorities will also carry out random searches of containers. Trafficking of timber is rampant in the country because the high demand for rosewood in China.