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12 April 2024|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has assisted national authorities across Europe in tackling a massive fraud involving fake investments in cannabis plants for medicinal use. Two linked criminal organisations that advertised the scheme online and laundered the profits, which are estimated to be approximately EUR 645 million...
12 April 2024|PRESS RELEASE
Supported by Eurojust and Europol, judicial and law enforcement authorities in Portugal and Romania have dismantled an organised crime group involved in human trafficking, qualified fraud and money laundering. The suspects allegedly transported Romanian citizens, mostly minors and women, to Portugal...
10 April 2024|PRESS RELEASE
Five members of an organised crime group (OCG) responsible for the largest ever fraud against the United Kingdom benefit system have been convicted. The suspects, all Bulgarian nationals, have pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering offences at the Wood Green Crown Court. The damage caused by...
09 April 2024|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has supported the Greek and Serbian authorities in dismantling a drug trafficking network allegedly involved in the murder of four members of a rival gang in Greece. In total, ten suspects were arrested in Serbia, Greece and Spain for the murders, which took place in 2020. Eurojust also...
19 March 2024|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has supported the Swedish and Spanish authorities in the coordinated arrest of four suspects involved in the wholesale and transport of cannabis and other illicit drugs. The main suspect was allegedly organising the reception of the drugs in Sweden and their distribution in and around...
15 March 2024|PRESS RELEASE
With Eurojust support, authorities in Italy and Bulgaria have arrested 22 alleged members of an organised crime group (OCG), which forced tens of female victims into prostitution. During a coordinated action day earlier this week, most of the often relatively young victims were brought to safety...
12 March 2024|PRESS RELEASE
Ms Kolbrún Benediktsdóttir has today started as the first Liaison Prosecutor for Iceland at Eurojust . The seconding of a Liaison Prosecutor is the direct result of a Cooperation Agreement signed by the Icelandic authorities and Eurojust in 2005. With the arrival of Ms Benediktsdóttir, twelve...
07 March 2024|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust and eu-LISA will strengthen their coordination as EU Agencies to support the digitalisation of judicial cooperation across the European Union. During a visit to The Hague by eu-LISA Executive Director Ms Agnès Diallo, the discussions focused on the advantages of closer cooperation in...
05 March 2024|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has supported judicial authorities in Italy, Portugal and Spain in halting an elaborate money-laundering scheme via tax fraud. In a coordinated operation, five suspects have been arrested in Italy and Spain for laundering illicit criminal proceeds by committing VAT fraud on the alleged...
01 March 2024|PRESS RELEASE
With the support of Eurojust and Europol, authorities in Belgium and Hungary have taken action against an organised crime group involved in the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation. During a joint action, eight suspects were arrested in both countries. Several victims have been identified...