ARTICLES RELATING TO EUROPOL

Europol warns about drones, frustrated jihadis

2017-06-16 10:50

Europol says drones, frustrated jihadis and returning fighters are seen as the leading threats to the European Union.

Takedown of underground paedophile network nets 900 arrests

2017-05-05 22:14

Nearly 900 suspected paedophiles have been arrested and almost 300 children identified or rescued from their abusers following the massive takedown of an underground online paedophile network, US and European police say.

Police arrest scores in major WhatsApp child sex abuse swoop

2017-04-18 17:24

Police have arrested almost 40 suspects in over a dozen countries across Europe and Latin America after busting an online paedophile ring that used the WhatsApp chat service to distribute child pornography.

Europol red-faced as terror data appears online

2016-11-30 22:28

Europol has admitted that confidential information on terror investigations have accidentally been put online.

Nearly 5 000 refugee children missing in Germany

2016-02-03 17:35

Nearly 5 000 unaccompanied refugee children have been registered as missing in Germany as of January 1, the Federal Criminal Police Office says.

ISIS planning 'large-scale' attacks on Europe - Europol

2016-01-25 17:25

ISIS has honed the ability to launch global attacks and is set to focus more on Europe following the Paris massacre, the chief of the EU police agency says.

Nations vow better intel sharing to halt terror

2016-01-11 22:40

Foreign ministers and diplomats from over 50 nations have bowed to calls for greater information sharing to stop extremists slipping across borders to carry out attacks.

Europol tracking 30 000 suspected people smugglers

2015-09-16 17:01

As many 30 000 people could be involved in the trafficking gangs charging refugees thousands of euros for a perilous trip to Europe.

2 200 artefacts seized in European crackdown

2015-01-29 09:40

Over 2 200 looted artefacts, many from ancient Egypt, have been seized as part of a Europe-wide crackdown that also snared 35 suspected traffickers, Europol announced.

 

Cyber attacks level off after global push-back, but fears persist

2017-05-15 16:21

The world's biggest ransom ware attack has levelled off in Europe thanks to a push-back by cyber security officials after causing havoc in 150 countries, as Microsoft urged governments to heed the "wake-up call".

Toxic stew: Police seize fake food, drink

2017-04-25 22:04

Forget fake news. European police have joined forces to seize almost 10 000 tons of fake and harmful food and drink...from caviar to cashews and booze to bubbly water.

EU boosts child migrant protection efforts

2017-04-12 22:02

The EU has announced steps to better protect child migrants running the risk of abuse as they arrive in Europe in record numbers.

'Money mules' arrested in Europe sting

2016-11-22 22:30

European and US law officials arrested at least 178 people in an international swoop against so-called "money mules" who helped launder millions of dollars.

Over 10 000 migrant children missing: Europol

2016-01-31 19:22

Over 10 000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol has said, adding that it fears many have been whisked away into sex trafficking rings.

World's police pooling knowledge to fight jihadist threat

2016-01-24 07:24

Police forces around the world have taken measures to better share crucial intelligence to thwart jihadist attacks but technology can help them do far more.

Smuggling ring bringing migrants to EU bust

2015-12-02 22:20

An organised criminal group that smuggled migrants into the European Union has been busted and 23 suspects arrested in Greece, Austria, Sweden and Britain.

Global wildlife contraband raids net 600

2015-06-18 18:16

Global wildlife raids have lead to 300 arrests and 600 seizures - from rhino horns to sea horses.

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