June 2018

26 June 2018

8 accused of embezzling luxury cars arrested in Hungary and Slovakia

Eight suspects of illicit vehicle trafficking have been arrested after the Hungarian and Slovakian authorities joined forces with Europol. The criminal group was under investigation for embezzling three luxury cars in 2017. The cars were originally registered in Slovakia, then reregistered in Hungary with fake vehicle registration certificates and subsequently…

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19 June 2018

95 e-commerce fraudsters arrested in international operation

95 professional fraudsters and members of internet-based criminal networks suspected of online fraud activities were arrested during the 2018 e-Commerce Action (eComm 2018), a joint law enforcement operation supported by 28 countries1 from 4 to 15 June 2018. The main goal was to target online fraud through a coordinated law enforcement action within…

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15 June 2018

Security Union: Commission welcomes agreement on a reinforced Schengen Information System

Brussels, 12 June 2018 Today, a political agreement was reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposals to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS) – Europe's most widely used information sharing system for security and border management. Consulted over 5 billion times by national authorities in…

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10 June 2018

U.S. Motorcycle Thefts Decreased in 2017

DES PLAINES, Ill., June 6, 2018 — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2017. A total of 44,268 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2017 compared with 46,467 reported stolen in 2016—a decrease of 5 percent.

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5 June 2018

Vehicle crime increasingly linked to other criminal activities

CANCUN, Mexico – In recent years, law enforcement agencies have seen a rapid evolution in the global vehicle crime landscape, as well as an increased convergence with other areas of organized crime. Stolen vehicles are frequently trafficked in order to finance and carry out activities, ranging from drug trafficking, arms dealing, people smuggling…

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