Multiple victims safeguarded in international operation targeting human trafficking

Three women have been safeguarded and three individuals arrested in Nigeria as part of an international operation targeting criminal networks involved in the trafficking of human beings across Europe. The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) led the operation in Lagos at...
Posted On 18 May 2016

Northern Ireland’s delicate peace process and security “at risk” should the UK leave the EU

Northern Ireland’s security, economy and delicate peace process will be negatively affected should the UK vote to leave the European Union (EU). This is the argument put forward in a new article published by the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute. As the EU Referendum...
Posted On 04 May 2016

Europol launches European Migrant Smuggling Centre in bid to combat organised human trafficking

Europol has launched the new European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC). The goal of the Centre is to proactively support officials from EU Member States in dismantling criminal networks involved in organised migrant smuggling. The Centre will focus on geographical criminal...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016

Europol launches European Counter-Terrorism Centre to strengthen EU’s response against attack episodes

Europe is currently facing the most significant terrorist threat the region has experienced in over a decade. The incidents in Paris on 13 November 2015 indicate a shift towards a clear international dimension of Islamic State to carry out special forces-style attacks in the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
In 2015, Operation Blue Amber has yielded close on 900 arrests in the fight against organised crime

Operation Blue Amber targeting organised crime yields close on 900 arrests in 2015

Nearly 900 arrests and 7.7 tonnes of drugs seized. These are but two of the final results from Operation Blue Amber, a series of international actions in 2015 led by EU Member States and supported by Europol. Operation Blue Amber led to law enforcement officers from 28 EU Member...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015

‘Silver Shadow’ international cyber crime exercise tests multi-agency response capabilities

Cyber crime specialists from across Europe have converged on the UK to take part in a groundbreaking exercise designed to test the international response to serious cyber crime. ‘Silver Shadow’ – a multinational exercise run by the National Crime Agency’s (NCA)...
Posted On 11 Dec 2015
Dridex malware, also known as Bugat and Cridex, has been developed by technically skilled cyber criminals in Eastern Europe to harvest online banking details

UK Internet users potential victims of “serious cyber attack” warns National Crime Agency

UK Internet users are being urged to protect themselves against a significant strain of malicious software (or malware) which has enabled criminals to steal millions of pounds from UK bank accounts. Dridex malware, also known as Bugat and Cridex, has been developed by...
Posted On 16 Oct 2015
The European Police Chiefs Convention was held at Europol's headquarters in The Hague

Police chiefs meet at Europol’s headquarters to discuss terrorism and illegal immigration issues

On 23 and 24 September, over 300 high-level representatives from 50 countries and a dozen international and European organisations attended the European Police Chiefs Convention (EPCC) at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. This year, the police chiefs and senior...
Posted On 26 Sep 2015
Left: Interpol's Secretary General Jürgen Stock and, right, Europol's director Rob Wainwright

Interpol and Europol chiefs issue joint ‘Call For Action’ targeting people smuggling networks

The heads of Interpol and Europol have called for urgent and co-ordinated action by law enforcement agencies to identify and disrupt the organised crime networks behind what they jointly describe as “unprecedented” levels of people smuggling. The need for co-ordinated...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
Almost 800 foreign crime suspects were arrested in Great Britain between 22 and 26 June as part of a national crackdown on overseas criminals

Close on 800 crime suspects arrested by police thanks to instigation of Operation Trivium IV

From 22-26 June, almost 800 foreign crime suspects were arrested in Great Britain as part of a national crackdown on overseas criminals. The ‘fourth edition’ of Operation Trivium witnessed police officers from Romania and Lithuania – as well as Dutch police...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015