Europol launches biggest ever Europe-wide crackdown on organised crime

September 24, 2014 3:54 PM

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Europol launches biggest ever Europe-wide crackdown on organised crime

More than 1,000 suspected criminals have been arrested in what Europol calls the biggest ever cross-border anti-organised crime operation in Europe. Operation Archimedes was carried out in stages over the past week.

Police officers from 28 EU nations worked together with six partner countries on the operation. The idea was to tackle organised criminal activities such arms trading, human trafficking and drug smuggling.

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