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Eurojust Coordination Centre of 5 July 2017, Operation Santa Lucia

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.

Short clip explaining the purpose and functioning of Eurojust’s coordination centres