(THE HAGUE) Europol Intellectual Property Crime Co-ordinated Coalition Report: From 1 May 2021 – 14 November 2021, Operation In Our Sites took place leading to the arrest of 12 online-suspects, the seizure of €2.6 million worth of counterfeit goods and cash to the value of €460,468 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.01: Operation In Our Sites is a continuation of a recurrent joint global operation, which was launched in 2014 and has seen increasing participation each year. This is the twelfth instance of the operation.

#AceDailyNews Europol Report: On the joint international operation involved law enforcement authorities from 30 countries and was supported by Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3), Eurojust and INTERPOL. IPC3 is co-funded by EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) to combat intellectual property crime. The operation specifically targeted websites that offer counterfeit goods and are involved in online piracy…..

Operational results:

  • 12 suspects arrested
  • €2.6 million worth of counterfeit goods seized
  • Value of total cash seizures: € 460 468
  • 494 516 websites taken down 
  • 48 criminal cases opened

Seizures:

  • 42 055 counterfeit articles (shoes, clothes and multiple accessories)
  • 181 445 boxes of counterfeit medical products
  • 11 fake artworks being sold in online auction sites
  • 37 cars and one motorcycle

The sale of counterfeit goods and pirated materials is becoming an increasingly serious problem for law enforcement authorities for a number of reasons. The internet allows criminals to remain anonymous due to the borderless nature of international e-commerce. It has never been easier to offer counterfeit goods or pirated content online as consumers have access to a greater variety of illicit products but are unaware of the potential risks.

The following countries took part: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong-China, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, United States of America.

Carding action 2021

Carding Action 2021, an operation led by law enforcement agencies from Italy and supported by the United Kingdom and Europol, targeted fraudsters selling and purchasing compromised card details on websites selling stolen credit card data, known as card shops, and dark web marketplaces as a follow up from the takedown of the DeepSea marketplace.

As part of this three-month operation, 12 vendors selling compromised credit card details were identified and 49 761 pieces of stolen card data were analysed. The total losses prevented are estimated at €14 million. Group-IB and payment companies worked in close cooperation with the law enforcement authorities in the countries involved in the framework of the Carding Action.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Dec.01: 2021:

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(THE HAGUE) Europol/Frontex Report: Between 8 and 12 November, Europol supported large-scale international action against trafficking in human beings in 29 countries*, led by Austria and Romania, who took part in the action days #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.29: The activities saw more than 14 000 law enforcement officers target trafficking routes on roads and at airports. This resulted in 212 arrests and the identification of a further 89 trafficking suspects.

#AceDailyNews Europol/Frontex Report: Human traffickers grounded in 29-country sweep of European airports and roads: The action days took place under the umbrella of the EMPACT security mechanism/framework…

The action days aimed to combat human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation, forced criminality and forced begging. Europol coordinated the five action days from its 24-hour Operational Centre, which provided the participant countries with informational crosschecking, secure communication channels, and a range of analytical capabilities throughout the operation.

Results from 8-12 November**

  • 212 arrests, for offences including trafficking in human beings, money laundering, pimping and fraud
  • 147 668 persons and 91 856 vehicles checked
  • 327 additional investigations initiated

Casting the net wide in pursuit of traffickers

The action days sought to identify and arrest human trafficking suspects as they transited across Europe, as well as to identify and protect trafficking victims and prevent associated document fraud. Europol coordinated national police, passenger information units, border guards and national agencies that counter human trafficking. Together they created a tight net around trafficking routes, with national police and border agents performing roadside checks, while the passenger information units checked airline passengers.

This led to law enforcement identifying 593 adults and 57 minors as potential human trafficking victims, which included nationals from countries in four continents. Officers stations at EU airports were able to identify a large number of victims as vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation. Those identified were either successfully referred to the UK’s National Referral Mechanism, or returned them to their home countries with welfare checks or police assistance put in place upon their return.

There were also seizures of goods such as false driver’s licenses, weapons, and hard drugs. The information gleaned from these action days has led to the opening of 327 new cases, along with the possible identification of further suspects and of human trafficking. This enhancement of cooperation between EU agencies, national law enforcement, and actors such as passenger information units, will inform similar future investigations into these serious criminal activities.

Law enforcement also targeted a wide range of possible locations for human traffickers, such as bars, brothels, nightclubs, nail bars, massage studios, and strip clubs. This diverse range of target areas was the result of intelligence showing that traffickers were deploying multiple methods for recruiting their victims, such as the ‘lover boy’ method and threats of violence against victims’ relatives.

*Countries involved: Austria (Action Leader), Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania (Action Co-Leader), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo***, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina

** Results are still to be collated from activities in Luxembourg and Malta.

*** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

EMPACT

In 2010 the European Union set up a four-year Policy Cycle to ensure greater continuity in the fight against serious international and organised crime. In 2017 the Council of the EU decided to continue the EU Policy Cycle for the 2018 – 2021 period. It aims to tackle the most significant threats posed by organised and serious international crime to the EU. This is achieved by improving and strengthening cooperation between the relevant services of EU Member States, institutions and agencies, as well as non-EU countries and organisations, including the private sector where relevant. Trafficking in human beings is one of the priorities for the Policy Cycle.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Nov.29: 2021:

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(THE HAGUE) Europol Victim Identification Taskforce (VIDTF) Report: A total of 18 children have been tentatively identified and two offenders apprehended as a result of the 10th edition: Nine of these young victims have already been rescued by the competent authorities, with investigations ongoing to safeguard the others #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.23: The VIDTF is a Europol initiative which this year gathered specialists from 26 countries and partner agencies to identify victims and offenders depicted in child sexual abuse material.

#AceDailyNews Europol VIDTF Report: Global Europol taskforce identifies 18 child victims of sexual abuse: Between 25 October and 5 November 2021, these experts combed through some 580 sets of images and video files depicting unknown victims of child sexual abuse, some as young as a few days old….

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They were supported by Europol specialists and intelligence analysts in the field of combating the sexual exploitation of children.

In addition to the 18 children identified, the likely country of production has been located in 211 instances and intelligence packages sent by Europol to the relevant countries for investigation.

Officers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, the United States, Europol and INTERPOL took part in the 10th VIDTF. 

Combining efforts to rescue children 

Since 2014, Europol has been gathering victim identification specialists from across the world on a regular basis in order to focus on unsolved cases of child sexual abuse. 
The VIDTF is the largest recurring operation of its kind in the world, and has inspired a number of similar initiatives at the national and regional levels, such as in Italy and Australia. 
Now in its 10th iteration, the VIDTF has yielded the following results since it was first convened: 

  • 290 specialists from over 35 countries have taken part in this operational activity;
  • A likely country of production was identified in 1 726 instances;
  • Over 533 children have been safeguarded and 182 offenders arrested as a result of the VIDTF operations.

Europol’s Executive Director Catherine de Bolle said: “Changing global circumstances in recent decades have changed the way child abusers commit their crimes and hide their tracks. Results such as these from the VIDTF show that law enforcement has kept up with these changes and built a formidable united front against this type of crime. This is echoed by the public’s support through the Trace An Object initiative, and together we can hopefully rescue more children and infants from abuse and sexual exploitation.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Nov.23: 2021:

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(LONDON) NCA Report: Twenty-four people have been arrested in the UK in one of the largest ever international operations targeting a criminal dark web marketplace #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.31: Countries including Australia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States were involved, with international coordination efforts led by Europol and Eurojust: So far, the wider investigation has resulted in 150 alleged suspects being arrested, more than €26.7 million (USD 31 million) cash and virtual currency seized, 234kg of drugs and 45 firearms. The seized drugs include 152 kg of amphetamine, 27 kg of opioids and over 25,000 ecstasy pills: Officers from the Dark Web Intelligence, Collection and Exploitation team (DICE) – a joint unit comprising experts from the NCA and policing – analysed the UK data and identified the criminal dealers assessed to present the highest risk: Intelligence was then passed to Regional Dark Web Operations Teams – based within Regional Organised Crime Units and the Metropolitan Police Service – who arrested the individuals on suspicion of selling criminal goods on the dark web.

#AceDailyNews reports on Europol & Eurojust Dark HuntTOR International Operation Report: targets dark web drugs marketplace and the operational activity over the last six months – coordinated by the National Crime Agency in collaboration with UK policing partners – also resulted in the seizure of over £220,000 in suspected criminal cash and bitcoin, and more than 50 kilos of cocaine, MDMA, cannabis, methamphetamine and ketamine.

NCA and police jackets

The operation, known as Dark HunTOR, began when German authorities arrested the marketplace’s alleged operator earlier this year and gained access to the wider criminal infrastructure. This enabled officers to share intelligence packages with law enforcement agencies around the world on the site’s vendors and buyers.

Damian Barrow, Senior NCA Manager in the Dark Web Intelligence Collection and Exploitation team, said: The individuals we have targeted who are supplying drugs via the dark web are ultimately preying on the vulnerable and destroying communities: This operation shows that those who try to use the dark web to anonymously commit crimes can be identified and will be tracked down: We would like to thank all partners involved in this operation, particularly Europol and Eurojust, and police forces and ROCUs across the UK.”

The National Cybercrime Programme lead for the Darkweb, Phil Donnelly, added: This successful operation shows the impact law enforcement is having on the criminal use of the dark web and encrypted platforms. The joint working of UK DICE, alongside our European partners, is allowing us to understand and identify offenders who are using technology to try and hide their criminal enterprises and bring them to justice.”

Europol’s Deputy Executive Director of Operations, Jean-Philippe Lecouffe, said: “The point of operations such as the one today is to put criminals operating on the dark web on notice: the law enforcement community has the means and global partnerships to unmask them and hold them accountable for their illegal activities, even in areas of the dark web.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.31: 2021:

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(NETHERLANDS) Europol Report: FBI & Interpol together with Ukrainian National Police have recently arrested two prolific ‘Ransomeware’ operators #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.06: On 28: September, a coordinated strike between the French National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie Nationale), the Ukrainian National Police (Національна поліція України) and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with the coordination of Europol and INTERPOL, has led to the arrest in Ukraine of two prolific ransomware operators known for their extortionate ransom demands (between €5 to €70 million).

#AceDailyNews reports that a ‘Ransomware Gang’ was arrested in Ukraine with Europol’s support together with other ‘law enforcement agencies’ the organised crime group is suspected of having committed a string of targeted attacks against very large industrial groups in Europe and North America from April 2020 onwards. The criminals would deploy malware and steal sensitive data from these companies, before encrypting their files.

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Results of the action day:

  • 2 arrests and 7 property searches
  • Seizure of US$ 375 000 in cash
  • Seizure of two luxury vehicles worth €217 000
  • Asset freezing of $1.3 million in cryptocurrencies

They would then proceed to offer a decryption key in return for a ransom payment of several millions of euros, threatening to leak the stolen data on the dark web should their demands not be met.

Close cooperation between the involved law enforcement authorities, supported by Europol’s Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), led to the identification in Ukraine of these two individuals.

Six investigators from the French Gendarmerie, four from the US FBI, a prosecutor from the French Prosecution Office of Paris, two specialists from Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and one INTERPOL officer were deployed to Ukraine to jointly conduct investigative measures with the National Police.

Europol supported the investigation from the onset, bringing together all the involved countries to establish a joint strategy. Its cybercrime specialists organised 12 coordination meetings to prepare for the action day, alongside providing analytical, malware, forensic and crypto-tracing support. A virtual command post was set up by Europol to ensure seamless coordination between all the authorities involved.

The following law enforcement authorities took part in this investigation:

  • France: National Cybercrime Centre of the National Gendarmerie (C3N)
  • Ukraine: Cyber Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine
  • United States: Atlanta Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Europol: European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)
  • INTERPOL : Cyber Fusion Centre

This operation was carried out in the framework of the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats (EMPACT).

EMPACT

In 2017 the Council of the EU decided to continue the EU Policy Cycle for the 2018 – 2021 period. It aims to tackle the most significant threats posed by organised and serious international crime to the EU. This is achieved by improving and strengthening cooperation between the relevant services of EU Member States, institutions and agencies, as well as non-EU countries and organisations, including the private sector where relevant. Cybercrime is among the priorities for the Policy Cycle. From 2022, the mechanism becomes permanent under the name EMPACT 2022+.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.06: 2021:

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(NETHERLANDS) JUST IN: Europol Report: Twelve people have been arrested in a Europe-wide investigation into human trafficking for labour exploitation on farms and vineyards #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.05: The week-long operation, which was led by France and supported by Europol, involved law enforcement bodies from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands and Spain…….

#AceDailyNews reports that a major Europe-wide sting operation identifies ‘human trafficking for labour exploitation on farms & vineyards …..

The operation identified 269 possible victims of exploitation as well as 54 suspected traffickers
The operation identified 269 possible victims of exploitation as well as 54 suspected traffickers

The action week resulted in:

  • 12 arrests (8 in France and 4 in Spain)
  • 54 suspected traffickers identified (27 in France, 21 in Italy, 2 in Latvia, 4 in Spain)
  • 269 possible victims of exploitation identified, 81 of which of trafficking of human beings (17 in Cyprus, 91 in France, 134 in Italy, 24 in Spain and 3 in Latvia)
  • 704 locations (vineyards, farms and others) checked
  • 273 vehicles checked
  • 4 014 people checked
  • 126 new investigations initiated (14 in Finland, 93 in France, 2 in Italy, 9 in Latvia, 4 in the Netherlands and 4 in Spain)

Focus on seasonal workers

Law enforcement authorities carried out inspections in working places identified as more vulnerable to exploitation, such as farms and vineyards. The checks focused on the working conditions of the employees. Non-EU nationals have been identified as most vulnerable to exploitation in seasonal employments, while EU nationals are reported to be exploited in the agricultural sector year-round. The action days targeted criminal networks and facilitators involved in the trafficking of human beings, specialised in ‘brokering’ employment on the illegal market. Labour exploitation is a very lucrative criminal activity, damaging the health and rights of the victims. A successful operation in France dismantled a criminal network, which has generated an estimated € 5 million in damages for victims and authorities. During the actions against this network, authorities searched 25 locations and arrested winegrowers, service providers and intermediaries.

The fight against human trafficking for labour exploitation requires a consolidated, cross-border effort by different authorities. During this action week, the European Labour Authority organised the first joint inspection, which took place in France and involved officers from the Bulgarian General Labour Inspectorate. 

Europol coordinated the action days and facilitated the information exchange between the participating countries. Europol provided analytical and operational support 24/7 and facilitated the real-time exchange of communication between the participating authorities.  

Headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, Europol supports the 27 EU Member States in their fight against terrorism, cybercrime, and other serious and organized crime forms. Europol also works with many non-EU partner states and international organisations. From its various threat assessments to its intelligence-gathering and operational activities, Europol has the tools and resources it needs to do its part in making Europe safer.

EMPACT

In 2017 the Council of the EU decided to continue the EU Policy Cycle for the 2018 – 2021 period. It aims to tackle the most significant threats posed by organised and serious international crime to the EU. This is achieved by improving and strengthening cooperation between the relevant services of EU Member States, institutions and agencies, as well as non-EU countries and organisations, including the private sector where relevant. Trafficking of human beings is one of the priorities of the Policy Cycle. From 2022, the mechanism becomes permanent under the name EMPACT 2022+.

In France, a criminal network, which generated an estimated €5 million, was dismantled. Twenty-five locations were searched and a number of winegrowers, service providers and intermediaries were arrested.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.05: 2021:

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(LONDON/NETHERLANDS) NCA & EUROPOL REPORT: Signing a new working agreement to co-operate between all U.K. law enforcement agencies & E.U – member-states #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.02: Since the beginning of the year, operational cooperation between UK law enforcement agencies and EU Member States via EUROPOL has continued effectively and without interruption…..

#AceDailyNews reports on the NCA Director General Dame Lynne Owens and EUROPOL Executive Director Catherine De Bolle having signed a working arrangement between the NCA and Europol which will sit under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement…..

The Working and Administrative Arrangement, which complements and implements the TCA by providing further clarity on how cooperation should be undertaken at operational level, will ensure this continues.

Shared capabilities protected under the TCA, and now also the new arrangement, include the presence of UK/NCA liaison officers based in Europol headquarters, access to EUROPOL’s secure messaging system, the ability to attend and organise operational and other meetings at EUROPOL, the ability to contribute to EUROPOL analysis projects in order to benefit from the agency’s coordination and analytical functions, and the fast and effective exchange of data…..

In the last nine months, the continued working relationship between the NCA and our EU partners via Europol has resulted in:

  • The takedown of both the Emotet malware and the DoubleVPN cybercrime service;
  • The arrest of a man wanted by Belgium authorities in connection with the smuggling of 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex in October 2019;
  • The capture of six fugitives wanted in Romania, Hungary and Lithuania for offences linked to modern slavery, human trafficking and people smuggling.
  • Attended or initiated more than 150 operational meetings between Jan and May 2021

NCA Director General Dame Lynne Owens said: “This arrangement with EUROPOL supports our continued work to tackle the full range of crime threats facing the UK and our European neighbours: We are relentlessly focused on tackling serious and organised criminals, including those who abuse children, who fuel violence through trafficking drugs and firearms, who steal money and information through fraud and cyber crime, and those behind the people smuggling which risks the lives of migrants for profit: The TCA, and our arrangement with EUROPOL, reflects the scale of the NCA’s contribution in protecting the UK from serious and organised crime, and we look forward to continued collaborative working with our EU law enforcement partners.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “Keeping the public safe remains the Government’s top priority: This arrangement builds on the security measures we negotiated with the EU in our Trade and Cooperation Agreement last year. It will ensure we can continue effective cooperation with our partners, both to protect the public from serious organised crime and bring criminals to justice.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.03: 2021:

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(BERLIN, Germany.) JUST IN: Police have arrested three men and a fourth is being held in Paraguay for allegedly running one of the world’s biggest online networks for sharing images of child sex abuse #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.04: Officials say Boystown had more than 400,000 registered users: They say some images showed the most serious sexual abuse of young children:

GERMANY: DARKNET: The EU police agency Europol says it will also examine intelligence gained from the operation, and “more arrests and rescues are to be expected globally” on that basis as four held in German-led raid on huge child sexual abuse network: ‘The international operation, involving several police forces, targeted a dark net platform called Boystown, which has now been taken down’

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German police car (file pic), 17 Sep 20
German authorities said the platform had more than 400,000 users

The dark net is an internet area beyond the reach of mainstream search engines. 

The German-led investigation involved law enforcement agencies in the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, the US and Canada. 

Several related paedophile chat sites on the dark net were also dismantled, Europol says.

German police say three men detained since mid-April are believed to have run the paedophile network: one aged 40 from Paderborn, one aged 49 from the Munich area and a 58-year-old from north Germany who has been living in South America for several years. He was detained in Paraguay’s Concepción region under an international arrest warrant, and German authorities have asked for his extradition. 

The fourth suspect is a 64-year-old from Hamburg who was allegedly one of the most active members, responsible for more than 3,500 posts.

The US police battling against child abusers on the internet (2014)

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#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.04: 2021:

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