Europol: 314 arrested in organized crime raids
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Police and other law enforcement organizations around the world cooperated in a massive weeklong operation targeting organized crime that led to 314 arrests, the seizure or 2.4 tons of cocaine and interception of hundreds of migrants, European Union police agency Europol announced Wednesday.
Law enforcement teams in 52 countries, supported by organizations including Interpol and EU border agency Frontex, took part in the series of interlinked raids and investigations that also focused on cybercrime and airline ticket fraud.
“The results are pretty impressive, I think, in terms of the number of arrests,” Europol Director Rob Wainwright said. “I’m especially happy with the impact on trafficking human beings.”