04/10 Police across EU arrest 330 organized crime suspects. Spanish authorities coordinated a Europe-wide operation that targeted several transnational organized crime groups and resulted in 330 arrests and dozens of new investigations into drug smuggling and illegal firearms trafficking. International police bodies, such as Interpol and Europol, facilitated intelligence sharing for the operation that involved 27 other countries.
06/10 18 arrested as police across Europe seize 350 firearms. Following a complex investigation supported by Europol, the Dutch National Police, together with the Czech National Organised Crime Agency, and the Slovak National Crime Agency swooped on a gun trafficking gang, arresting 6 of its members this past month in the framework of Operational Taskforce LOS.
07/10 Germany sees rise in cannabis and cocaine use. While cannabis use has continued its upward trend among young people, cocaine use and related crime have risen “significantly,” according to Germany’s latest drugs report.
07/10 Kenya urges collaborative global approach to end illicit flows of small arms. The country made the call during a United Nations Security Council meeting on Wednesday, one of the key session convened during Kenya’s presidency of the Council in October.
10/10 Paraguay arrests 7 suspects over 3-ton cocaine haul. Police believe the suspects had tried to smuggle large amounts of drugs to Israel via Argentina and Belgium. Some are also suspected of money laundering drug trafficking profits.