OVER 60 CHARGED IN CRACKDOWN ON BALKAN CARTEL BEHIND COCAINE PIPELINE TO EUROPE

27 Sep: OVER 60 CHARGED IN CRACKDOWN ON BALKAN CARTEL BEHIND COCAINE PIPELINE TO EUROPE

(Source: Europol)

An unprecedented international law enforcement operation involving 8 countries has resulted in criminal reports being filed against 61 suspects  belonging to a Balkan drug cartel flooding Europe with cocaine. 

A number of actions have been carried out in the past year in the framework of an Operational Taskforce between Spain, Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United States and Colombia, with coordination efforts led by Europol’s European Serious Organised Crime Centre. 

This highly mobile criminal organisation had branches active in several European countries and was composed mainly of criminals from Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia.

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