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Cocaine: Europol dismantles a "super-cartel" in Dubai and Europe, two French people arrested

2022-11-28T09:21:28.188Z

One of these coordinated raids led to the neutralization of a cartel that controlled "about a third of the cocaine trade in Europe",



The crackdowns in the drug scene continue.

Between November 8 and 19, coordinated raids were carried out across Europe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Europol.

They enabled the arrest of 49 suspects in various countries, including six “high-value targets” in Dubai.

Among them, two French.

🚨 Super cartel controlling one third of Europe's cocaine trade is taken down



👥 49 arrests following parallel investigations in Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UAE with the support of Europol



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— Europol (@Europol) November 28, 2022

“These arrests are the culmination of parallel investigations carried out in Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates with the support of Europol into the activities of this prolific criminal network involved in drug trafficking. and large-scale money laundering,” Europol said in a statement.

Two French “high value targets”

Police have busted a cocaine “super cartel”.

The latter controlled "about a third of the cocaine trade in Europe", added Europol.

30 tonnes of drugs were seized by law enforcement during investigations.

The arrests took place in Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

In France, six arrests took place, and two "high value targets" were intercepted in Dubai.

"This coordinated crackdown sends a strong message to criminals seeking refuge with law enforcement," says Europol.

Source: leparis

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