Germany: 350 tons of highly explosive fireworks seized, arrests and searches in Germany and the Netherlands

Great success in the fight against illegal and highly dangerous fireworks. Under the coordination of the Central Criminal Inspection Osnabrück in close coordination with the Osnabrück public prosecutor’s office and the Dutch police, as well as with the support of Read More …

Europol reports dramatic increase in ATM explosions across Europe

The number of explosions at ATMs in Europe is increasing drastically, according to Europol. This trend is also reflected in the Netherlands, where Amsterdam is especially hard hit, a census by ANP/LocalFocus showed. Across Europe, perpetrators are using stronger and Read More …

Missiles sent to Ukrainian troops could end up on black market as criminal gangs try to intercept Western supplies

Criminal gangs are trying to intercept Western weapons supplies sent to Ukraine amid fears they will be sold on the black market, the Daily Mail can reveal. British anti-tank rockets are among an estimated £7billion of military aid to have Read More …

Suspect arrested in Slovakia for spreading hate speech and 3D printed weapons manuals

An investigation by the Slovak National Crime Agency (Národná kriminálna agentúra/NAKA), the Slovak Military Intelligence (Vojenské spravodajstvo), the Slovak Police (Príslušníci / PZ SR), supported by the Czech National Organized Crime Agency (Národní centrála proti organizovanému zločinu/NCOZ), the US FBI, Read More …

Europol: 5 arrested in Spain for Islamist militant links

Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre has supported the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) in a major crackdown on jihadists, including those operating online. A total of five suspected members of the so-called Islamic State have been arrested in the past Read More …

Europol coordinates action against bomb manuals available online

On 1 February, a large-scale Referral Action Day targeting terrorist content online took place at Europol’s headquarters. The European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) at Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) coordinated the referral activity, which saw the involvement Read More …

Spanish Police Arrests 5 Jihadists On Suspicion Of Preparing A Terrorist Attack

With the active support of Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre, the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) has arrested in Barcelona and Madrid five suspected members of an Islamic State cell. The suspects – all Algerian nationals, are believed to have Read More …

Europol: 9 Taken Into Custody Over Atm Attack Tutorials And String Of Explosive Attacks

A joint investigation team (JIT) between the Dutch and German authorities has taken down an organised crime group specialised in explosive attacks against Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). A total of 9 suspects have been taken into custody as a result Read More …

New EUROPOL Threat Assessment On IS And Al-Qaeda’s Battle For Relevance

Published today, the third edition of Europol’s annual report on Online Jihadist Propaganda provides a comprehensive analysis of the major trends and developments in online propaganda of the most prominent jihadist organisations for the year 2020. Focusing on the Islamic Read More …

EUROPOL: Online jihadist propaganda – 2020 in review

The third edition of Europol’s annual report on Online Jihadist Propaganda provides a comprehensive analysis of the major trends and developments in online propaganda of the most prominent jihadist organisations for the year 2020. The threat assessment is based on Read More …