As the scale of the challenge increased in 2021, so did Eurojust’s support to judicial authorities in the fight against serious cross-border crimes.
2021’s operational outcomes demonstrate the benefits of this cooperation. Eurojust contributed to the arrest of 3 329 suspects, the seizure or freezing of criminal assets worth EUR 2.8 billion, and the seizure of drugs worth EUR 7 billion.
These operational results were achieved thanks to the transnational cooperation between judicial authorities facilitated by Eurojust, in close collaboration with law enforcement and other partners in the criminal justice chain.
NB: Some of these operational outcomes were achieved through cases that were opened before 2021 and were also included in the reporting on operational outcomes in Eurojust’s 2020 Annual Report. The outcomes of these cases are included again in the reporting on 2021, since the cases were still ongoing.