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Spain and Serbia Dismantle Marijuana Trafficking Network

Two Europol specialists were deployed to Spain and Serbia equipped with a mobile office and a Universal Forensic Extraction Device. Information gathered during the operation was analyzed and exchanged in real-time and immediately cross-matched against Europol's databases. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Met Police Crackdown on Gun Crime as Five Men Sentenced

Starting July 26, enhanced weapons sweeps, warrants and overt and covert patrols will be taking place across London to curb violent crime in London and remove lethal barrelled weapons out of the hands of some of the most dangerous criminals in the capital. Keep Reading

Eighteen Arrested in Global Sting Against Migrant Smugglers

Intelligence shared by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security led to the identification of a high-value target in Spain. From there, the suspect and his accomplices facilitated the illegal entry of migrants through various airports in Spain and Portugal into the United Kingdom. Keep Reading

Tobacco Smuggling Network Dismantled in Portugal and Spain

The criminals were managing the import of the tobacco via several companies established with the sole purpose of committing excise fraud. Cutting and processing facilities had been set up in Spain, from where the tobacco was shipped to Portugal where it was stored in different warehouses until it was distributed further.  Keep Reading

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

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