The Gulf and the World – European police overthrow the largest criminal organization for …

The European Police Organization (Europol) has revealed that international cooperation led to the overthrow of Europe’s largest drug-trafficking criminal organization known as the ‘Super Cartel’.

And Europol announced today, Monday, that police have dismantled a huge drug smuggling ring that controlled a third of cocaine trafficking in Europe, and arrested 49 suspects from different countries, including 6 considered “important targets” a Dubai.

In a statement, the European Agency for Law Enforcement Co-operation said 30 tonnes of narcotics had been seized as part of the huge international operation, while suspects were arrested in France, Spain, Belgium and the Low.

The statement added: “Drug traffickers whom Europol considers important targets have come together to form what is known as a ‘huge cartel’ which controlled about a third of the cocaine trade in Europe.”

He added: “The volume of cocaine importation into Europe under the supervision and guidance of the suspects was enormous, and law enforcement officers confiscated more than 30 tons during the investigation period.”

The agency said Dubai had arrested two “very important” suspects linked to the Netherlands, as well as two other people linked to Spain and others linked to France.

“One of the Dutch suspects is of great importance,” a Europol source told AFP.

According to the statement, 13 people were arrested in Spain, six in France and 10 in Belgium, while 14 people were arrested in 2021 in the Netherlands as part of the same operation.

Prosecutors in the Netherlands said they would request the suspects’ extradition from the UAE.

One of the suspects is a 37-year-old with dual Dutch and Moroccan nationality who was arrested on suspicion of importing thousands of kilograms of cocaine into the Netherlands in 2020 and 2021.

In a statement, the prosecutor of the Netherlands said that “these are serious crimes related to international drug trafficking, especially from South America through the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam”.

The other suspect is a 40-year-old man with dual Dutch and Bosnian nationality.


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