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# europol - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust

Oct 26th 2021, 2:50 PM 16,861 Views 7 Comments

Europe’s policing agency said the alleged operator’s arrest provided a ‘trove of evidence’

# europol - Monday 15 March, 2021

Spanish police seize first ever narco submarine built in Europe
# Drug Boat
# Drug Boat

Spanish police seize first ever narco submarine built in Europe

Mar 15th 2021, 9:46 PM 41,195 Views 23 Comments

Investigators estimated it was being fitted to transport up to two tonnes of drugs.

# europol - Friday 25 September, 2020

4,000 TV set top boxes seized by gardaí during European-wide operation
# Operation Aphrodite
# Operation Aphrodite

4,000 TV set top boxes seized by gardaí during European-wide operation

Sep 25th 2020, 12:24 PM 90,868 Views 46 Comments

Investigations were carried out in Dublin, Waterford, Tipperary, Mayo and Laois.

# europol - Friday 3 July, 2020

Decrypted: How European drug lords are scrambling for cover as encrypted phone networks are compromised
# Kinahan Cartel
# Kinahan Cartel

Decrypted: How European drug lords are scrambling for cover as encrypted phone networks are compromised

Jul 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 44,938 Views 0 Comments

The Kinahan cartel is suspected of using these phones.

# europol - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Man arrested and fake passports seized in Dublin as part of European cyber fraud investigation
# Europol
# Europol

Man arrested and fake passports seized in Dublin as part of European cyber fraud investigation

Jul 3rd 2019, 2:26 PM 16,885 Views 6 Comments

The arrest was made as part of a probe into a Europe-wide organised crime operation.

# europol - Friday 19 October, 2018

Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade
# Sex Trafficking
# Sex Trafficking

Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade

Oct 19th 2018, 9:01 AM 40,449 Views 55 Comments

The majority of the ringleaders of child trafficking into the EU are female according to Europol.

# europol - Friday 22 June, 2018

Three jihadists among 11 arrests for terror offences last year
# Europol
# Europol

Three jihadists among 11 arrests for terror offences last year

Jun 22nd 2018, 9:42 AM 11,736 Views 43 Comments

There were far more arrests for terror offences in Northern Ireland, according to Europol’s report.

# europol - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Charlie Flanagan says data from airlines will be 'invaluable' in combating terrorism
# Info
# Info

Charlie Flanagan says data from airlines will be 'invaluable' in combating terrorism

May 16th 2018, 7:10 AM 10,623 Views 35 Comments

Air carriers are now obliged to provide EU member states with passenger information.

# europol - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

How Europol is fighting a war online against Islamic extremists
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

How Europol is fighting a war online against Islamic extremists

Dec 26th 2017, 6:00 PM 9,968 Views 15 Comments

More than 45,000 extremist messages in two years have been removed from the internet due to Europol’s intervention.

# europol - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Ireland is in the EU's top 10 countries for money laundering and terrorist financing
# Top Dollar
# Top Dollar

Ireland is in the EU's top 10 countries for money laundering and terrorist financing

Sep 6th 2017, 12:42 PM 26,318 Views 49 Comments

A report has found that Ireland comes in third place when it comes to the number of reports into the suspected financing of terrorism.

# europol - Friday 4 August, 2017

Tongue-in-cheek postcards launched in bid to track down Europe's most-wanted criminals
# Wish You Were Here
# Wish You Were Here

Tongue-in-cheek postcards launched in bid to track down Europe's most-wanted criminals

Aug 4th 2017, 10:53 AM 16,793 Views 9 Comments

“Belgian fries are the best and we know you miss them.”

# europol - Monday 19 June, 2017

Children as young as 8 being blackmailed with their own sexual images by online criminals
# Online Sexual Coercion
# Online Sexual Coercion

Children as young as 8 being blackmailed with their own sexual images by online criminals

Jun 19th 2017, 10:45 PM 17,982 Views 41 Comments

A number of children have died by suicide after falling victim to ‘sextortion’.

# europol - Thursday 1 June, 2017

New website will show clues from child sex abuse cases to help track down paedophiles
# Retracing Steps
# Retracing Steps

New website will show clues from child sex abuse cases to help track down paedophiles

Jun 1st 2017, 8:18 AM 12,478 Views 13 Comments

Europol has shared 20 images of mundane objects that could help track down the perpetrators of child sex abuse.

# europol - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Crackdown on paedophile ring that uses Whatsapp to share images of child sex abuse
# Europol
# Europol

Crackdown on paedophile ring that uses Whatsapp to share images of child sex abuse

Apr 18th 2017, 10:45 PM 13,085 Views 12 Comments

Arrests were made across Europe and Latin America.

# europol - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Europol has released a grisly Advent calendar of their most wanted criminals
# Advent
# Advent

Europol has released a grisly Advent calendar of their most wanted criminals

Dec 3rd 2016, 5:30 PM 20,326 Views 15 Comments

Europe’s crime agency are publishing one fugitive from one member state per day.

# europol - Friday 2 December, 2016

Isis likely to attack Europe again soon
# Europol
# Europol

Isis likely to attack Europe again soon

Dec 2nd 2016, 7:58 AM 16,718 Views 94 Comments

A new report says IS will likely target countries that are members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist organisation.

# europol - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Nearly 400 arrested and over two tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe-wide crackdown
# Ciconia Alba
# Ciconia Alba

Nearly 400 arrested and over two tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe-wide crackdown

Oct 19th 2016, 9:36 AM 9,681 Views 12 Comments

Operation Ciconia Alba is the third series of joint action days covered by the 2013 – 2017 EU Policy Cycle.

# europol - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise
# Cyber Crime
# Cyber Crime

Live streaming of child sexual abuse on the rise

Sep 28th 2016, 11:30 AM 12,237 Views 28 Comments

Cyber crime investigators have also noticed a rise in so-called “revenge porn”.

# europol - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Child pornography: 75 people arrested in Europe-wide crackdown
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Child pornography: 75 people arrested in Europe-wide crackdown

Aug 23rd 2016, 7:37 PM 17,971 Views 32 Comments

Operation Daylight was started after Europol received information from Swiss police last year revealing a vast network of criminals involved in the sexual exploitation of minors.

# europol - Friday 29 July, 2016

14 of Europe's most-wanted criminals have been arrested this year
# Europol
# Europol

14 of Europe's most-wanted criminals have been arrested this year

Jul 29th 2016, 7:16 PM 24,157 Views 27 Comments

And you could help catch more.

# europol - Sunday 10 April, 2016

The 5 most commonly used illegal drugs in Europe and how much they're worth
# Big Money
# Big Money

The 5 most commonly used illegal drugs in Europe and how much they're worth

Apr 10th 2016, 9:15 AM 33,460 Views 23 Comments

A new report released this week gave a breakdown of drug trends in Europe.

# europol - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Ireland is the biggest user of legal highs in Europe as their growth shows 'no signs of a slowdown'
# Europol
# Europol

Ireland is the biggest user of legal highs in Europe as their growth shows 'no signs of a slowdown'

Apr 5th 2016, 4:10 PM 19,134 Views 44 Comments

The EU Drug Markets Report shows that the use of new drugs continues to rise across Europe.

# europol - Friday 29 January, 2016

The most wanted people in Europe and their horrific crimes
# Fugitive Hunt
# Fugitive Hunt

The most wanted people in Europe and their horrific crimes

Jan 29th 2016, 3:01 PM 42,595 Views 19 Comments

Europol has published a list of Europe’s 45 most wanted criminal suspects.

# europol - Monday 25 January, 2016

Islamic State is planning for large-scale attacks on Europe, says police chief
# Warning
# Warning

Islamic State is planning for large-scale attacks on Europe, says police chief

Jan 25th 2016, 3:15 PM 26,898 Views 89 Comments

The head of the EU police agency Europol says that IS has developed a “new combat-style capability”.

# europol - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Abusers streaming child sex abuse footage through video chat apps
# Paedophile Rings
# Paedophile Rings

Abusers streaming child sex abuse footage through video chat apps

Feb 25th 2015, 11:00 AM 12,574 Views 16 Comments

Criminal gangs are recruiting disadvantaged children or their own children for the abuse, according to a disturbing new report from Europol.

# europol - Friday 7 November, 2014

Worldwide crackdown on 'dark net' leads to 15 arrests (and two in Ireland)
# Tor
# Tor

Worldwide crackdown on 'dark net' leads to 15 arrests (and two in Ireland)

Nov 7th 2014, 4:51 PM 17,111 Views 24 Comments

An investigation coordinated by Europol covered the United States and 16 countries in Europe.

# europol - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Gardaí team up with Europol in operation that saved 30 children from trafficking
# Operation Archimedes
# Operation Archimedes

Gardaí team up with Europol in operation that saved 30 children from trafficking

Sep 24th 2014, 2:49 PM 6,686 Views 4 Comments

Over 1,000 arrests were made across the EU and most arrests made in Ireland were for burglary offences.

# europol - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Irish arrest made in child abuse photography crackdown by Europol
# Operation Atelier
# Operation Atelier

Irish arrest made in child abuse photography crackdown by Europol

Sep 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 14,853 Views 8 Comments

A total of 10 arrests were made across five countries.

# europol - Friday 13 June, 2014

Gardaí discover 1000 stolen beer kegs
# Metal Theft
# Metal Theft

Gardaí discover 1000 stolen beer kegs

Jun 13th 2014, 5:11 PM 17,561 Views 25 Comments

27 people were arrested during a two-day European day of action against metal theft.

# europol - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims
# Crime Gangs
# Crime Gangs

Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims

Jun 12th 2014, 6:09 PM 16,889 Views 51 Comments

Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.

# europol - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Gardaí seize stolen artefacts in international operation targeting criminal gang
# Seizure
# Seizure

Gardaí seize stolen artefacts in international operation targeting criminal gang

Sep 10th 2013, 1:42 PM 9,472 Views 43 Comments

Local police forces in Britain and Northern Ireland also arrested 19 people after a number of searches earlier today in connection with the operation.

# europol - Monday 3 June, 2013

Online sexual predators increasingly using blackmail and threats against children
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Online sexual predators increasingly using blackmail and threats against children

Jun 3rd 2013, 4:51 PM 11,632 Views 14 Comments

Online predators using the internet to gain access to young victims are increasingly using blackmail, extortion and aggression in their approaches.

# europol - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Match-fixing scandal: Goalkeeper Poleksic denies throwing Champions League tie in Liverpool
# Europol
From The42
# Europol

Match-fixing scandal: Goalkeeper Poleksic denies throwing Champions League tie in Liverpool

Feb 6th 2013, 12:35 PM 1,029 Views 0 Comments

The Montenegro ‘keeper faced Ireland twice in the World Cup 2010 qualification campaign.

Match-fixing in Irish football can't be ruled out, insists Minister
# Match-Fixing
From The42
# Match-Fixing

Match-fixing in Irish football can't be ruled out, insists Minister

Feb 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,240 Views 14 Comments

Michael Ring says we can’t assume that Europol’s investigations won’t lead here.

# europol - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Trapattoni hits back at Harte criticism
# Harte Attack
From The42
# Harte Attack

Trapattoni hits back at Harte criticism

Feb 5th 2013, 7:28 PM 13,805 Views 40 Comments

“I know him. I saw many games,” an exasperated Trapattoni said in Malahide today.

Liverpool Champions League game part of match-fixing investigation - reports
# Betting Scandal
From The42
# Betting Scandal

Liverpool Champions League game part of match-fixing investigation - reports

Feb 5th 2013, 9:33 AM 7,584 Views 24 Comments

The Reds’ 1-0 win over Debrecen in September 2009 was allegedly targeted by criminals.

# europol - Monday 4 February, 2013

Europol smashes top-level football match-fixing ring after vast probe
# Match-Fixing
From The42
# Match-Fixing

Europol smashes top-level football match-fixing ring after vast probe

Feb 4th 2013, 11:11 AM 8,986 Views 32 Comments

Two of Europe’s Champions League matches and some World Cup qualifiers are suspected.

# europol - Friday 1 February, 2013

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report
# Drugs
# Drugs

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report

Feb 1st 2013, 9:06 AM 10,606 Views 81 Comments

The report also suggests Ireland is an entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe.

# europol - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Suspects arrested in Ireland during child pornography crackdown
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Suspects arrested in Ireland during child pornography crackdown

Dec 17th 2011, 2:47 PM 5,506 Views 55 Comments

They are among 269 suspects identified in the Europe-wide operation targeting videos of child sexual abuse.

# europol - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Terror arrests in Ireland are third highest in Europe
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Terror arrests in Ireland are third highest in Europe

Jun 21st 2011, 10:46 AM 976 Views 0 Comments

Only France and Spain made more arrests – and dissident republicans are a growing threat, Europol has warned.

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