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Operation Ciconia Alba against organised crime


During a worldwide week-long operation against organised crime groups, involving more than 52 countries, 2.38 tonnes of cocaine were seized, 529 human trafficking victims were identified and 314 individuals were arrested.

Eurojust assisted Europol throughout the entire week as Europol provided support to the law enforcement authorities responsible for the successful conclusion of the operation. Officials from Interpol, Frontex, and the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre – Narcotics (MAOC-N) were also involved in the coordination of the action days.

Operation CICONIA ALBA, a global operation, was organised to target serious organised cross-border crime. The multi-disciplinary approach employed in these action days enables authorities to link different crimes, including human trafficking, drug trafficking, illegal immigration and cybercrime.

For further information, see the Europol press release of 19 October 2016.