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Hungarian police raid 24 homes linked to money laundering network
Sixteen people were arrested and five accused of moving 44 million euros - mostly obtained through fraud and cryptocurrency scams - through bank accounts in Europe, South America and Australia.
Three arrested over ATM explosions that netted gang nearly €1 million
They are accused of using stolen vehicles and explosives to attack ATMs during the night to steal money.
Illegal donkey skin is being sold alongside human hair on social media
More than 4.8 million donkeys are killed for their skins a year, the charity estimates, in the most comprehensive look at the illicit industry yet.
Three German fugitives arrested in Spain over money laundering scheme
The suspects had been on the run from German authorities since 2021, Europol said.
Ten men from same family arrested in Amsterdam for money laundering
Dutch police seized more than €1.4 million during the arrest, suspecting that the large sums of money originated from international drug trafficking.
Former Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico faces criminal charges
Fico resigned as Slovakian Prime Minister in 2018 following unprecedented protests and a political crisis.
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Sweden to reduce sentences for 'key witnesses' to tackle gang crime
Suspects could have their sentences reduced if they cooperate with the police to identify other offenders.
A prehistoric plant is being ‘loved to death’, crime analysts warn
Horticultural criminals are pushing wild cycads to the brink in South Africa, where they are seen as status symbols.
Sweden to deploy more police in Stockholm to tackle violent crime
At least 44 people have died in shooting incidents across Sweden in 2021, according to police figures.
Cocaine is being hidden in plastic waste, claims new investigation
A new report reveals how illicit flows and organised crime groups are worsening the world's 'heartbreaking' plastic waste problem.
Prominent 19-year-old Swedish rapper Einár shot dead in Stockholm
Police are looking for at least two suspects who allegedly shot the rapper, whose real name is Nils Gronberg.
Two found guilty of kiling Dutch lawyer linked to organised crime case
Two young men have been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2019 killing of a Dutch lawyer, who represented a witness in a high-profile organised crime trial.
Toning down the violence, Italy's mafia has set its sights on EU cash
In the last few years, Italy's organised crime groups have become more business-oriented, helping cash-strapped companies to infiltrate the legal economy and make more money.
Dutch PM Rutte 'given extra security after death threats'
Dutch police have increased security around Prime Minister Mark Rutte, after receiving signals of a possible attack by criminals linked to the drug trade, a Dutch newspaper reported on Monday.
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Italian alleged mobster who bought stolen Van Goghs arrested in Dubai
Raffaele Imperiale has been wanted by Italian police since two stolen Van Goghs, thought to have been bought with criminal cash, were found in a farmhouse he owned outside Naples.
Most-wanted mafia boss arrested in Madrid after two years on the run
The 60-year-old, dubbed the Calabrian clan's "boss of bosses" in the 1980s and 1990s, was sentenced in absentia to another 11 years in prison for murder and criminal association aimed at drug trafficking in January.
Fake wine, diluted honey and horse meat seized in European crackdown
Police in 26 EU member states seized 15.4 tonnes of sub-par food and 1.7 million litres of counterfeit booze from alleged criminal gangs.
Police arrest 13 in crackdown on Romania-Spain sex trafficking gang
The criminal network used the so-called 'lover boy' technique to lure victims into being sexually exploited in Spanish nightclubs.
Hundreds arrested in Germany after encrypted chat data bust
German security officials have arrested more than 750 people and seized large amounts of drugs after gaining access to encrypted mobile phone data.
Encrypted messaging app leads to 800 arrests in organised crime groups
Police accessed 27 million messages over 18 months using an encrypted messaging app. The evidence led to more than 800 arrests in global sting against organised crime
France confirms probe into governor of Lebanese central bank
Riad Salameh, who has been at the helm of the Banque du Liban for close to 30 years and is now at the centre of the country's financial crisis, is being investigated by both Swiss and French authorities.
Dutch police bust hidden cocaine factory after Encrochat investigation
Eighty police officers descended on the site in Rotterdam where a gang was also fitting out cars with secret compartments so as to "flood Europe with cocaine".
Fake euro banknote dealers busted by German and Italian police
Officers descended on 19 houses in Naples, Italy and Germany on Thursday and seized fake banknotes amounting to €160,000 as well as a gun and cocaine.
Mass arrests of suspected mafia members announced in Italy and Germany
More than 800 police and tax officers were involved in the fresh raids in Italy and Germany, which saw millions of euros' worth of assets seized and 31 people arrested in connection with 'ndrangheta drug operations.
Dozens held after Belgian-Dutch investigators crack coded network
The vast police operations followed a two-year investigation which broke up an encrypted communications network popular with criminals.