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From Morocco to Spain in 30 minutes: How a crime group smuggled migrants and cannabis on jet skis

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An organized crime group from Morocco used jet skis to smuggle migrants and cannabis across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain. The group was dismantled this week in a joint action day by the Spanish National Police and the Civil Guard.

They arrested and detained a total of 19 people of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Spanish money laundering network fronting as kebab meat supplier busted by police

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil busted a criminal enterprise operating in Spain and Germany this week, which used a network of food establishments, including kebab meat suppliers, to conceal their activities and launder €36 million of its ill-gotten gains.

Five individuals were arrested, while…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 10, 2018 at 3:47am — No Comments

250 kilos of drugs seized in major international operation dismantling Balkan Cartel and Colombian source

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A joint cooperation by the DEA and Europol has dismantled a drug pipeline between Colombia and Europe. Nine suspected drug traffickers were arrested today and charged with their role in transporting multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine from Colombia, Ecuador and Panama to Europe.

A…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Rise in sports corruption as Mafia groups step up involvement - Meeting at Europol about combating these crimes

By David Amoruso

Organized crime syndicates are increasingly getting involved in sports corruption. Fixing a match means a guaranteed lucrative payout by betting on the correct outcome. Criminals operating in this multi-billion-dollar field use different modi operandi and adopt very complex structures, therefore the only successful…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2017 at 12:24pm — No Comments

International drug trafficking ring busted

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Six alleged members of an international drug trafficking organization were arrested across Europe yesterday, seriously crippling its criminal operations, Europol reports. The arrests took place in Romania, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

The initial investigation started in February 2016 when several…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

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Investigation: Cocaine delivered faster than a pizza, cost varies around the world…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 18, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Spanish police bust Croatian marijuana trafficking gang

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil, supported by Europol and the Croatian National Police, arrested ten members of a Croatian organized crime group involved in the cultivation, processing and trafficking of marijuana. During five house…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 8, 2017 at 10:19am — No Comments

Georgian organized crime group busted in Madrid, Spain

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Spanish National Police arrested 61 members of a sophisticated Georgian organized crime group specialized in burglaries. Overall, agents conducted 26 searches, seizing €33,000 euro, 8 vehicles, 7,100 tobacco packets, and many stolen pieces of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 10:43am — No Comments

Police capture ‘Ndrangheta leader Ernesto Fazzalari, Italy’s second most wanted fugitive behind MMD

By David Amoruso

Another huge success for Italy’s anti-Mafia police today as they arrested ‘Ndrangheta boss Ernesto Fazzalari, the country’s second most wanted mob leader. Fazzalari (photos above, before and after arrest) was wanted since June of 1996 after he was sentenced to life in prison for a double homicide, drug trafficking, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sicilian mob boss busted trafficking guns to Middle East

By David Amoruso

Italian police arrested 51-year-old Carmelo Piacente and his girlfriend, 31-year-old Simona Puccio - both pictured above - and charged them with weapons smuggling. Piacente is the reputed leader of the Ceusi clan, part of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments

10 of Europe’s Most Wanted Fugitives arrested since launch of website

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Ten of the men listed on the website ‘Europe’s Most Wanted Fugitives’ have been arrested and placed behind bars, Europol reports. In at least six of these arrests, the leads provided via the website played a direct role in locating the fugitive criminals.

Three months ago, the European Network of Fugitive…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments

Austrian police dismantle Chechen organized crime network

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Austrian Federal Criminal Police Office arrested seven alleged members of a Chechen organized crime group in Vienna and Hohenems, Europol reported today. This group was involved in a number of criminal activities, including extortion, arms trafficking and illegal gambling.

“In the early morning of 22 March,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

Largest-ever seizures of fake food and drink in INTERPOL-EUROPOL operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

In a joint operation on a global scale, Interpol and Europol have dealt a major blow to criminal organizations around the world involved in scamming food and drink markets around the world, thereby putting consumers at risk.

People want their food to be healthy and nutritious. With researchers showing the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 6:51am — No Comments

Serbian drug gang busted in Spain and Czech Republic

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish national police and law enforcement authorities from the Czech Republic and Serbia, supported by Europol, have disrupted a Serbian organized crime group operating in Spain and the Czech Republic. This criminal network is suspected of committing a vast array of criminal offences, including three murders and the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2016 at 7:20am — No Comments

Directors of Chinese bank arrested in Spain in money laundering probe

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil arrested the top management of the Spanish branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as part of a probe into the suspected laundering of at least €40 million euros.

This operation, known as Operation Shadow, is part of a wider probe carried out last year against…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 4:17am — No Comments

ICE and Europol join forces in fight against money laundering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has joined Europol’s Focal Point Sustrans, which targets organized crime networks involved in money laundering. ICE’s Executive Associate Director Peter Edge and Europol Director Rob Wainwright met yesterday in The Hague, The Netherlands.

“Simply put, when we…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 4:05am — No Comments

Smuggling ring forced minors into begging, pickpocketing

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

French and Romanian authorities, supported by Europol, have dismantled an organized crime network involved in trafficking underage Romanian nationals into forced criminality, forced begging, pickpocketing, handling stolen goods, and money laundering.

The crime ring has been the subject of a large-scale international…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2016 at 5:13am — No Comments

Website shows Europe’s “Most Wanted Fugitives”

By David Amoruso

Have you seen Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Matteo Messina Denaro or French armed robber David Gras? Yes? Then go to EUMostWanted.eu and help European law enforcement agencies find and arrest these dangerous men so they can place some new mugshots on their Europe’s Most Wanted Fugitives website.

Launched by the European Network of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Anti-organized crime Operation Blue Amber results in nearly 900 arrests in 2015

PRESS RELEASE

Nearly 900 arrests and 7.7 tons of drugs seized: these are only a few of the final results from Operation Blue Amber, a series of international actions in 2015 led by EU Member States and supported by Europol.

Operation Blue Amber brought law enforcement officers from 28 EU Member States, 31 non-EU countries and other international partners together to disrupt organized crime groups and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2015 at 6:57am — No Comments

Major Albanian-Czech people smuggling network busted

PRESS RELEASE

Law enforcement authorities from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom, supported by Europol, took action early today against a Europe-wide organized crime group composed primarily of Czech and Albanian nationals.

Members of the group are suspected of money laundering and smuggling mainly Albanian nationals into the European Union in breach of immigration law. Eight members have been arrested.

The group, operating since late 2013,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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