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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...
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...
20 February 2024|PRESS RELEASE
In a coordinated action supported by Eurojust and Europol, judicial and law enforcement authorities from 10 different countries have severely disrupted LockBit, the world’s most active ransomware operation. Two members of the ransomware team have been arrested in Poland and Ukraine. In addition, law...
06 February 2024|PRESS RELEASE
Italian and Albanian authorities have taken decisive action against a major drug trafficking network operating from both countries. With the support of Eurojust and Europol in a large-scale operation, 59 suspects were arrested on 5-6 February, including in Albania, Italy, Germany and the United...
27 October 2023|NEWS
On 26 and 27 October 2023, a meeting on Mutual Legal Assistance Cooperation between the European Union and the United Kingdom was held at Eurojust’s premises and online.
18 October 2023|PRESS RELEASE
The Belgian Court of Bruges sentenced 20 suspects today to prison terms ranging from 30 months to 11 years for their involvement in migrant smuggling. They were also ordered to pay fines of up to EUR 80 000. The suspects were arrested in July 2022 in an unprecedented international operation...
30 August 2023|PRESS RELEASE
The infrastructure of the malware and botnet known as ’Qakbot’ has been taken down in an international operation led by the United States involving actions in the United States, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Romania and Latvia. The Qakbot malware infected more than 700.000...
04 August 2023|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust and Europol have supported authorities in Romania and the United Kingdom (UK) in an operation against the trafficking of Romanian women for sexual exploitation in the UK. During an action day in both countries, a total of 17 searches were carried out and 6 people were taken to hearings. In...
22 May 2023|PRESS RELEASE
iSpoof, a website that allowed criminals to impersonate trusted corporations, was taken down in November 2022 in an international joint action that led to 142 arrests. The main administrator of the website has now been sentenced to 13 years and 4 months of imprisonment by Southwark Crown Court in...
26 April 2023|PRESS RELEASE
With the support of Eurojust and Europol, authorities in the United Kingdom and Bulgaria have taken action against an organised crime group (OCG) involved in the trafficking of Bulgarian women for sexual exploitation. During a joint action, nine suspects were arrested and eight searches were carried...