VAT carousel fraudsters arrested with the support of Eurojust
12 June 2019
During a joint action day coordinated by Eurojust, judicial authorities from Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria and Romania took down an organised crime group suspected of large-scale VAT fraud in the EU drinks market. Following numerous house searches in Italy, Germany, Austria and Romania, mobile phones and relevant documents were seized; bank details and records as well as other criminal assets were identified. 7 suspects residing in Italy, Austria and Romania were arrested, following the execution of pre-trial arrest warrants. The total amount of tax evasion is estimated at almost €2 million.
Deputy Prosecutor of Bolzano, Mr Axel Bisignano, talks about Eurojust's role in the case.
Special judicial cooperation: celebrating Europe Day with the Romanian Presidency
08 May 2019
Celebrating Europe Day on 9 May 2019, this video reveals remarkable international judicial cooperation, supported by Eurojust, to retrieve ancient artefacts so that they can now be displayed again in Romania.
Former Romanian Prosecutor General Mr Augustin Lazar speaks of this unusual and fascinating case that he led.
Introducing Eurojust's new visual identity (April 2019)
12 April 2019
Short clip explaining the purpose and functioning of Eurojust’s coordination centres (03:13)
02 October 2017
Eurojust Coordination Centre of 5 July 2017, Operation Santa Lucia (11:30)
05 July 2017
On 5 July 2017, Eurojust set up a Coordination Centre to oversee a joint operation which took place simultaneously in Germany, Italy and Spain against an international criminal network of drug traffickers affiliated to the Italian Camorra, a mafia-type criminal group.
The Eurojust Coordination Centre, led by the National Members of Germany, Italy and Spain, and their assistants, supported the joint execution of arrests, searches and seizures and facilitated the real-time exchange of information among all judicial and law enforcement officials involved, in particular the Italian Direzione Distrettuale Antimafia ed Antiterrorismo and the Spanish Audiencia Nacional and Fiscalia Especial Anticorrupcion y Contra la Criminalidad Organizada.
As a result of the joint operations, 33 people suspected of involvement in drug trafficking, participation in a criminal organisation and money laundering were arrested. Five million euros and more than 1,000 kilos of drugs were seized.