Europol and Italian Carabinieri take down organized crime group

Thursday 27 November 2014 00:17 CET | News

Italian law enforcement authorities, with the support of Europol, have arrested 53 individuals suspected of being part of an organised crime group.

Arrests were made today in the Italian cities of Naples, Caserta, Genoa, Turin, Palermo and Avellino, with charges including possessing, handling and distributing counterfeit money.

The operation has dealt a serious blow to the criminal group acting in the Naples region, an organisation suspected to be involved in counterfeit money production and distribution worldwide.

Following an investigation that began in 2012, supported by Europol and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Carabinieri were able to piece together the methods by which the criminal group gained complete control of the international counterfeit euro market. They distributed significant quantities in Italy and all over the world through their dense network. France, Spain, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria were the countries most affected.

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Keywords: Europol, Italian Carabinieri, organized crime group, organized crime group, payments security
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
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Fraud & Financial Crime