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Greek-Led Crime Ring Busted for Stealing Millions From US Banks

A Greek-led criminal network that used shell companies to steal over $12 million from 50 US financial institutions has been dismantled following a cross-border strike co-ordinated by Europol. The international operation, led by the Spanish National Police and the US...

Europol Dismantles Migrant Smuggling Group in Greece and Italy

Europol, working along with the National Police of Greece and Italy, dismantled a large group that was illegally smuggling migrants into the two countries, it was announced on Thursday. Europol officers from the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation assisted...

Europol and Greek Police Dismantle Massive Baby-Selling Network in Thessaloniki

According to an announcement made on Thursday, Greece's national police and the EU's law enforcement agency Europol dismantled a 66-member organized crime group believed to be involved in trafficking human beings, illegal adoption and money laundering on Monday. The network, which...

Europol Chief Visits Greek-Turkish Border at Evros

EUROPOL executive director Catherine De Bolle visited Greece's border region of Evros on Thursday. De Bolle wanted to see for herself the situation at the Greek-Turkish border -- which also serves as an external border of the European Union itself. The...

EU Terror Report Says Greece Still in the Firing Line

A new report from Europol has revealed details of Greece's problem with far-left violence, with it claiming that anarchists here have access to "military-grade" weapons. The European Union Terrorism Situation And Trend Report 2018 (TESAT) claimed Greece is among the...

Human Trafficking Ring Dismantled

A human trafficking ring that began in Greece was dismantled following Europol, Greek police and NCA's (United Kingdom) several-month cooperation. 12 foreign nationals were arrested in a huge operation that was held on May 30 and 31 in Athens. Seven of...

Spiegel: German Intelligence Spied on Interpol in Dozens of Countries, Including Greece

The German magazine, Der Spiegel, has alleged that Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency spied on the Interpol international police agency and dozens of countries, including Greece. The magazine claimed that the BND has been spying on Interpol and countries such...

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

International authorities confiscated over 3,500 illegally obtained antiquities across Europe, including four objects of historical value in Greece. Under operation "Pandora" that took place across Europe and investigates the illicit trade in antiquities, over 3,500 have been confiscated. The operation was...

39-year-old Man in Attica Arrested on Charges of Child Porn

Authorities announced that they arrested a 39-year-old man in Attica for possessing and online distribution of child porn. The suspect's home was searched as a part of an investigation based on evidence collected by Europol and the US-based National Center...

Europol’s Role Pivotal in a Changing, Evolving World of Crime

Europol's role in this security environment could not be more central, EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said in a message to Europol by for the 100th Management Board meeting. "The threats to the security of our citizens are constantly changing, evolving,...