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Three Arrested Over Supply of Boats to People Smugglers

The arrests are all linked to an NCA investigation into the sourcing of rigid hull inflatable boats in the U.K. and Europe, which are then transported to the Netherlands for storage. The boats are allegedly then supplied to organized crime groups involved in smuggling people across the English Channel from northern France and Belgium. Keep Reading

Women Saved as Police Bust Human Trafficking Network

Metropolitan Police officers have executed a number of warrants as part of a proactive operation targeting the human trafficking and sexual exploitation of females from Romania into and around the U.K., by a well-established organized criminal network. Keep Reading

Spanish Police Seize First Narcotic Smuggling Submarine in Europe

The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional), in close cooperation with Europol and law enforcement from five other countries, have seized the first ever half-submersible vessel being built on European territory. Similar vessels captured in the past have always been of Latin American manufacture.  Keep Reading

NSW Police Open Digital Forensics Lab for Cybercrime Investigators

The New South Wales (NSW) Police Force in Australia has unveiled a digital forensics facility for Cybercrime Squad investigators. The purpose-built facility is the first of its kind in Australia and enables officers to securely conduct investigations into sophisticated technology-enabled crime. Keep Reading

International Memory Card Scam Busted

An organized crime network established a complex trading scheme with Secure Digital memory cards for electronic devices, which is believed to have defrauded the Dutch treasury of an estimated €9 million between 2017 and 2019.  Keep Reading

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