Hit against Poly-Criminal Network
An action day on 22 November 2022 resulted in the arrest of 44 individuals suspected of belonging to a high-risk criminal network. Criminal organisations had been working together to carry out large-scale poly-criminal activities in and outside the EU, including drug trafficking, money laundering, and illegal enrichment among other crimes. Through two Joint Investigation Teams supported and financed by Eurojust and an operational taskforce at Europol, judicial and law enforcement authorities from 11 countries (EU Member States, Norway, and the USA) ran the complex investigation, effectively taking down this criminal network. The criminal network is considered one of the most dangerous in the EU and operated across borders and between continents.