Europol

Euros
Sep 6 '17 13:50

The Netherlands plays a big role in money laundering in the European Union, according to Europol. In 2014, over a quarter of suspicious bank transactions in the EU were reported by Dutch banks, the Telegraaf reports.

The banks in Europe reported almost a million transactions they suspected involved money laundering in 2014. Dutch banks reported 277 thousand suspicious transactions. Only Great Britain reported more, with 350 thousand. 

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Aug 28 '17 14:20

The Dutch police t, caused some panic among drug dealers who used the site, according to a study by TNO that is in possession of NRC.

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May 19 '17 16:15

Europol's European Cybercrime Center arrested a total of 27 people suspected of using laptops to instruct ATMs to dispense money, the European policing agency announced in a statement. Two of the suspects are from the Netherlands. Others come from the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Romania, Spain and Norway.

The arrests were made in 2016 and 2017, with the latest one happening in Spain last month. Europol, working with a total of 20 countries, launched an investigation into this so-called ATM Black Box phenomenon when it first started appearing in Western Europe in 2015. 

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Dec 2 '16 12:15

Terrorist organization Islamic State is planning more attacks in Europe and the Netherlands may be a target, according to a warning report Europol released on Friday. The European policing force thinks that ISIS will likely keep to attack tacticts currently used in Syria and Iraq - car bombs, kidnappings, extortion and suicide bombings, AD reports.

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Dec 2 '16 11:40

Europol, the FBI and several European police units took a massive botnet network offline. The network, called avalanche, consisted of some 500 thousand computers and was operated from the Netherlands for a time. Five arrests were made, NOS reports.

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Nov 30 '16 08:18

Television program Zembla managed to get hold of more than 700 pages of confidential information from Europol. The data is mostly from the period 2006 to 2008 and consists of hundreds of names and telephone numbers of people associated with terrorsim at that time. It also includes an analysis of the so-called Hofstad Group and the Madrid bombings, NU.nl reports.

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Jul 25 '16 14:30

The Dutch police and Europol teamed up with security companies Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security to launch a website intended to help people who fell victim to ransomware. The site contains tools to help victims remove ransomware from their computer and also provides information on the dangers of malicious software

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May 26 '16 11:55

Dutch intelligence service AIVD was not allowed to screen high police commissioner Tom Driessen in 2012, the Council of State ruled in the appeal of this case. This screening led to the AIVD refusing to give Driessen a certificate of no objection, which in turn led to Driessen having to resign as leader of the Nuclear Summit in The Hague

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May 20 '16 09:35

Matchfixing should be given greater priority in the judiciary and police, according to Europol serious crime expert David Ellero. Organized crime is increasingly involved in manipulating football matches and many European countries are not addressing the problem

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May 19 '16 14:15

Italian mob boss Rocco Gasperoni (73) was arrested by Europol in Scheveningen last week. It seems that in the 15 years the mobster's been hiding from the authorities, he's been living a quiet life as a pizza chef at Rocco's in the Hague neighborhood.

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Apr 13 '16 15:10

A growing number of European Parliamentarians want to focus the Europol headquarters in The Hague by turning it into a European FBI. According to them, despite mountains of anti-terrorism measures taken since 9/11, things still go wrong in Europe because the security forces continue to refuse to share information

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Apr 11 '16 12:45

The Netherlands plays a major role in the production and trafficking of hard- and soft drugs across Europe. Along with Belgium, the Netherlands is one of Europe's largest producers of synthetic drugs like ecstasy and amphetamine. And the country is a major hub for trafficking in cannabis and cocaine, according to a report Europol and the European Monitoring Center for Drugs published last week.

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Mar 1 '16 11:47

Some 200 people, including 50 Dutch, were arrested last week in a massive European investigation into so-called money mules - people who make their bank accounts available for criminals to hide their money in

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Feb 23 '16 08:11

A European center to fight human trafficking was launched in The Hague on Monday. The center forms part of the European police organization Europol and its main goal is to assist European Union Member States in dismantling human trafficking networks

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Jan 29 '16 16:05

Europol launched a website showing the 45 most wanted criminals in Europe, similar to the American FBI's most wanted list. There are two Dutch criminals on the list, as well as Salah Abdeslam - one of the suspects in the Paris terrorist attacks in November last year.

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Jan 11 '16 07:38

The number of names on the Netherlands' national terrorism list doubled over the past year. There are now 39 individuals and three organizations on the list, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday, on the eve of of a large international conference on terrorism in The Hague.

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Oct 15 '15 14:33

Representatives of 20 police forces in EU countries gathered in The Hague between October 12th and 14th for a conference on the fight against child pornography and child sex tourism. During the conference, Europol and specialists working in these fields worked together to launch digital tools to aid in the fight against these crimes.

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Jun 26 '15 15:35

A Joint Investigation Team comprising of authorities in the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Great Britain and Norway, recently broke up a large network of cyber criminals who used malware to attack banking systems world wide.

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Jun 24 '15 12:06

The operation against child sexual exploitation has been successfully concluded by law enforcement authorities in Belgium, Australia and the Philippines. Eight children have been rescued, Europol reports.

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Apr 10 '15 14:33

The Netherlands joined forces with the FBI and Europol's European Cybercrime Center and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce to take down the Beebone botnet, Europol announced on their website yesterday. The operation was led by the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit.

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Mar 26 '15 09:39

In November the police intercepted a large shipment of sub-machine guns arriving in the Netherlands from Slovakia, Metro Nieuws reports. Three suspects, two residents of Oss and a Pole, were arrested. One of the suspects turned out to be a Defense employee.

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Feb 26 '15 15:00

The Netherlands was one of four European Union countries to take part in a joint international operation led by Europol's European Cyber (EC3) investigated the Rammit botnet responsible for infecting 3.2 million computers worldwide, says Europol.

Feb 17 '15 16:17

Europol has forcibly seized over 2,500 tons of fake and below-standard food from 47 countries through a joint operation with international policing agency Interpol dubbed "Operation Opson IV."

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Dec 1 '14 14:22

At least 118 arrests have been made in connection with a global investigation aimed at ending the fraudulent purchase of airline tickets. Arrests came via the Global Airport Action, an alliance formed by centers at Europol in The Hague, Interpol in Singapore and Ameripol in Bogota. Several of those arrested were in the Netherlands.

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