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# europol - Friday 25 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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)

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

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

A total of 10 arrests were made across five countries.

# europol - Friday 13 June, 2014

Gardaí discover 1000 stolen beer kegs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# europol - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

From The42 Trapattoni hits back at Harte criticism Harte Attack

Trapattoni hits back at Harte criticism

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

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

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

# europol - Monday 4 February, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

# europol - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: the preliminary report into the Cork plane crash is released; hopes at Fukushima; and some very original merchandise for the British royal nuptials.

184 suspected child sex offenders arrested in international investigation

Thirteen countries were involved in major Europol operation to uncover a massive internet paedophile ring.