EUROPOL

  • Sex traffickers 'using Facebook' to lure young women into prostitution November 28, 2014

    Lodon: Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said Tuesday. Rob Wainwright said traffickers were drawing victims in by posting advertisements for childcare or cleaning vacancies and once ensnared, controlling their movements with webchats...
  • 17 arrested in one of the largest stings against the virtual organised crime world November 8, 2014

    Amsterdam: Law enforcement officials launched a global crackdown on so-called Darknet sites that sell illegal drugs, arresting 17 people in one of the largest stings against the virtual organised crime world. Dutch prosecutors said Friday the arrests were made in the US, Ireland and Germany. Troels Oerting, head of the European police...
  • The world's first 'online murder' may happen by the end of year October 6, 2014

    London: The world's first 'online murder' via a hacked internet-connected device could happen by the end of this year, experts have warned. The European Union's law enforcement agency Europol has cautioned that governments are ill-prepared to combat the looming threat of "online murder" as cyber criminals exploit internet technology to target...
  • Matchfixing in football: How deep is the rot? February 5, 2013

    Football expert Novy Kapadia wants FIFA to clamp down on matchfixing after European police claimed Monday that several matches were fixed worldwide over the last few years. ...
  • European betting firms say they're less at risk from matchfixing February 5, 2013

    London: A rigorous integrity system, clear audit trails and information sharing with sports federations mean European betting firms are less at risk than Asian counterparts from gamblers hoping to profit from matchfixing, three Britishbased firms said on Tuesday. An inquiry by European police forces, the European anticrime agency Europol, and national...
  • FIFA reacts to Europol's fixing revelations February 5, 2013

    "FIFA and the football community are committed to tackling this problem but we won't succeed alone," the apex body said. ...
  • Singapore police helping Europol over matchfixing claims February 5, 2013

    Singapore: Singapore's police said on Tuesday it was helping its European counterparts investigate a syndicate accused of fixing the outcome of hundreds of soccer matches. "The authorities in Singapore are assisting the European authorities in their investigations into an international matchfixing syndicate that purportedly involves Singaporeans," the Southeast Asian citystate's police...
  • World Cup and Champions League matches fixed: European police February 4, 2013

    The Hague, Netherlands: A wideranging matchfixing investigation has uncovered more than 680 suspicious matches including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games and found evidence that a Singaporebased crime group is closely involved in matchfixing, Europol said Monday. The investigation by Europol, the European Union's...
  • Global paedophile ring busted, 184 arrested March 17, 2011

    London: A global paedophile ring has been busted in Europe and 184 people have been arrested. Till now 230 children have been rescued from the UK, US and Australia among other countries. European Law Enforcement Organisation, Europol, has also identified 670 suspected offenders. "Sixhundredandseventy suspects have been identified, 184 arrests have...