21/06 Phishing gang behind several million euros worth of losses busted in Belgium and the Netherlands. The suspects sent emails and text messages with phishing links to bogus banking websites. A cross-border operation, supported by Europol and involving the Belgian Police and the Dutch Police, resulted in the dismantling of this organised crime group involved in phishing, fraud, scams and money laundering.
22/06 Car wash slavery ringleaders jailed for 25 years. A couple who kept vulnerable people as slaves and made them work for free at a car wash business in Bristol have been jailed for a total of 25 years following a National Crime Agency investigation.
22/06 Bradford brothers to pay NCA £4.3 million. Two brothers from the Bradford area have agreed to pay the National Crime Agency approximately £4.3 million following a civil recovery investigation into their multi-million pound property portfolio. The Agency alleges that it was funded by the proceeds of their unlawful conduct including money laundering and fraud.
23/06 Human traffickers luring Ukrainian refugees on the web targeted in EU-wide hackathon. 14 EU Member States joined forces during a joint action day to identify human traffickers searching for Ukrainian victims online.
23/06 ‘The PCC are after me’: the drug cartel with Paraguay in its clutches. A Brazilian former prison gang is threatening to turn its neighbour into a narcostate and its deadly tentacles extend much further.
24/06 10 arrests for sexual exploitation in France, Spain and Portugal. The French Border Police, the Spanish National Police, the Portuguese Judicial Police and the Brazilian Federal Police, supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled a criminal network involved in human trafficking for sexual exploitation.
24/06 Dutch mobster Willem Holleeder sentenced to life in prison over contract killings. One of the most notorious Dutch criminals has been sentenced to life imprisonment for ordering a string of killings.
24/06 49 individuals across Europe arrested in major blow to eels trafficking. A joint operation by European law enforcement entities has dealt yet another major blow to organised crime groups involved in global glass eel trafficking.