Law enforcement in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29865/all en European investigators unveil scale of soccer match fixing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/european-investigators-unveil-scale-soccer-match-fixing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>THE HAGUE, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Investigators from across Europe said on Monday they had identified about 380 football matches that had been fixed across Europe, bringing in about 8 million euros in profits.</p> <p>Speaking in The Hague, Europol head Rob Wainright said the joint investigation had identified about 425 corrupt officials, players and serious criminals in 15 countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/european-investigators-unveil-scale-soccer-match-fixing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Law enforcement in Europe Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745169 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol smashes match-fixing ring after vast probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-match-fixing-ring-after-vast-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police have smashed a criminal network suspected of fixing 380 football matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers, Europol announced on Monday.</p> <p>"It is clear to us that this is the biggest investigation ever into suspected match fixing," Europol chief Rob Wainwright told journalists.</p> <p>At least 425 referees, players and other officials are suspected of involvement, with matches rigged so that major sums of money could be won through betting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-match-fixing-ring-after-vast-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:31:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745195 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol smashes match-fixing ring after vast probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-match-fixing-ring-after-vast-probe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police warned Monday that the integrity of football was at stake, as they revealed they had smashed a criminal network fixing hundreds of matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-match-fixing-ring-after-vast-probe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:30:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745279 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol smashes vast match-fixing ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-vast-match-fixing-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police warned Monday that the integrity of football was at stake, as they revealed they had smashed a criminal network fixing hundreds of matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-smashes-vast-match-fixing-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Entertainment Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:16:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745322 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol uncovers vast match-fixing ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police warned Monday that the integrity of football was at stake, as they revealed they had smashed a criminal network fixing hundreds of matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Entertainment Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:31:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745346 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol uncovers vast match-fixing ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police warned Monday that the integrity of football was at stake, as they revealed they had unearthed a criminal network fixing hundreds of matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Entertainment Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745426 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Europol uncovers vast match-fixing ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police warned Monday that the integrity of football was at stake as they revealed they had unearthed a criminal network fixing hundreds of matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-europol-uncovers-vast-match-fixing-ring-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Entertainment Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745442 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Football calls for joint effort to tackle fixing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-football-calls-joint-effort-tackle-fixing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Football on Monday vowed to fight the scourge of match-fixing but warned a joint effort was needed to tackle the problem after police unveiled a massive criminal network that rigged hundreds of top-flight matches.</p> <p>Europol said a five-country probe had identified some 380 suspicious matches targeted by a Singapore-based betting cartel, whose illegal activities stretched to players, referees and officials across the world and at all levels of the game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-football-calls-joint-effort-tackle-fixing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Entertainment Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:00:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745631 at http://www.globalpost.com Europol, Spanish police bust global cybercrime ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/europol-spanish-police-bust-global-cybercrime-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish police and Europol, the European Union's police coordination agency, have busted a global cybercrime operation that infected millions of computers, a source in the investigation told AFP.</p> <p>The network used malicious software to block computers and send a message claiming to be from police demanding the user pay a fine for allegedly accessing child pornography sites, the source said.</p> <p>The ring operated several small cells around the world and was able to collect large amounts of money with the scheme, the source said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/europol-spanish-police-bust-global-cybercrime-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:00:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754696 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain police, Europol bust global cybercrime extortion ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/spain-police-europol-bust-global-cybercrime-extortion-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish police and Europol have busted a global cybercrime operation based in Russia that infected millions of computers with a virus that accused victims of viewing child pornography and demanded a fine payment, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>The virus locked computers in over 30 countries, mostly in Europe, and it demanded payment of a fine of 100 euros ($135) to return control to its user, Europol director Rob Wainwright told a news conference in Madrid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/spain-police-europol-bust-global-cybercrime-extortion-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:31:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754932 at http://www.globalpost.com Police bust global cybercrime extortion ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/police-bust-global-cybercrime-extortion-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish police and Europol have busted a global cybercrime operation that infected millions of computers with a virus that falsely accused victims of viewing child pornography and demanded a fine payment, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>Police detained 11 people as part of the operation, including a 27-year-old Russian suspected of creating and distributing the virus, Europol director Rob Wainwright told a news conference in Madrid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/police-bust-global-cybercrime-extortion-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754984 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-France not affected by match-fixing scandal, says Europol http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-france-not-affected-match-fixing-scandal-says-europol <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Europol's investigation into a global soccer match-fixing scandal has not revealed any suspicious games in French competitions, the European anti-crime agency said.</p> <p>The French league (LFP) on Wednesday released Europol's written response to LFP president Frederic Thiriez, who had asked if any of the roughly 680 suspicious games identified by the European inquiry had taken place in France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-france-not-affected-match-fixing-scandal-says-europol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Europol Law enforcement in Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:16:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768752 at http://www.globalpost.com Swedish cocaine smuggler handed 18-year jail sentence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/swedish-cocaine-smuggler-handed-18-year-jail-sentence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Swedish court Friday sentenced a 40-year-old Swede as the mastermind behind a drug ring linked to a massive Caribbean cocaine bust to 18 years in prison.</p> <p>Jonas Oredsson led a drug ring linked to a record cocaine bust in June 2010 on a sailboat off Martinique, where police seized Colombian cocaine worth around one billion kronor (120 million euros, $156 million).</p> <p>French customs said the 1.2-tonne haul was the largest drug find in the country's history.</p> <p>The punishment reflected Oredsson's criminal record, the Stockholm District court said in a statement. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/swedish-cocaine-smuggler-handed-18-year-jail-sentence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Chemistry Law enforcement in Europe AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:46:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777280 at http://www.globalpost.com Europol says drug trade is Europe's biggest problem http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/europol-says-drug-trade-europes-biggest-problem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An estimated 3,600 organised crime gangs are active in Europe, the continent's policing agency revealed on Tuesday, mainly trading in illegal drugs including supplying some 124 tonnes of cocaine annually. </p> <p>"International drug trafficking remains the most active organised crime activity," Europol said in a statement as it released its "Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment" report from its headquarters in The Hague.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/europol-says-drug-trade-europes-biggest-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Euphoriants Law enforcement Law enforcement in Europe Technology AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:47:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787811 at http://www.globalpost.com Romanian police bust credit card rings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/romanian-police-bust-credit-card-rings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Romanian police have raided seven credit card skimming rings accused of stealing more than two million euros ($2.5 million) from European and US card holders, officials said on Thursday.</p> <p>Police coordinated searches on Thursday in Romania, Britain, Germany, the United States and the Dominican Republic to break up the rings, apprehending more than 70 suspects, Romanian prosecutors said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/romanian-police-bust-credit-card-rings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agencies of the European Union Europe Law enforcement in Europe AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:17:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796232 at http://www.globalpost.com