Practice: Global Airport Action Days
This year’s 11th Global Airport Action Days (GAAD) took place from 18 to 22 June 2018, resulting in arrests of more than 140 people in 61 countries. Over 200 airports as well as 69 airlines worldwide were involved in the action, which involved investigating airline tickets bought online with fraudulent credit cards. Annual losses sustained by the airline industry from this type of fraudulent activity are estimated at over US $1 billion.
Eurojust provided judicial cooperation assistance throughout the action week, in close cooperation with Europol’s EC3, Frontex, INTERPOL and the UNODC.