11/04 Human trafficking gang exploiting South American victims busted in France and Spain. The French Border Police (Police National/Police aux frontiers) and the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional), supported by Europol, dismantled a criminal network involved in human trafficking for sexual exploitation. The investigation resulted in a simultaneous action day in France and Spain on 8 March 2022.
12/04 EU-wide operation targeting criminal assets in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Europol, jointly with EU Member States, Eurojust and Frontex, launched Operation Oscar to support financial investigations by EU Member States targeting criminal assets owned by individuals and legal entities sanctioned in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
13/04 Wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook despite the pledge to fight illegal trade. Facebook remains a thriving marketplace for online wildlife trafficking despite the tech giant’s pledge to help combat the illegal trade, according to a new investigation.
14/04 Peru: Government Authorities Fight Drug Trafficking. Peru’s President, Pedro Castillo, participated in the process of incineration of more than 16 tons of drugs. The President said that the Peruvian Government is working hard on multisectoral operations not to allow drug trafficking and other illicit activities in the country.
15/04 Nigeria, South Africa Intensify War On Drug. Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the South African Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), also called Hawks, have agreed to collaborate in tackling the menace of drug peddling.
16/04 Air and sea transport links make Ireland a ‘key target’ for international human trafficking. HUMAN TRAFFICKING ORGANISED crime groups (OCGs) treat Ireland as a single market and mirror drug gangs in how they commit crimes on the island.