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Law enforcement frommore than 30 countries joined forces to tackle organized criminal networks operating across Europe in an operation led by Europol and supported by INTERPOL.

Operation Archimedes (15-23 September) saw police and customs officers from 34 countries, with the support of INTERPOL, Eurojust and Frontex, hold a series of coordinated actions at hundreds of locations including airports, border crossings, sea ports and known crime hotspots to target the illegal activities of organized crime.

 

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The operation focused on crimes including human, drug and firearms trafficking; illegal immigration; counterfeit goods and cybercrime. In parallel, investigators targeted the key infrastructures used by the criminal groups, the use of the Internet to facilitate criminal activities, and the illicit movement of the proceeds of these crimes.

 

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Altogether, more than 1,000 individuals were arrested throughout the participating countries during the operation. In addition, police seized some 600 kg of cocaine, 200 kg of heroin and 1.3 tonnes of marijuana.

Some 10,000 migrants were checked at border points, leading to the rescue of 30 Romanian children from human trafficking and the arrest of 170 individuals for facilitating illegal immigration activities.

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INTERPOL supported Operation Archimedes by cross-checking information received from the participating countries and agencies against its global criminal databases on nominals, fingerprints, DNA and others. The checks resulted in several hits against stolen passports and stolen motor vehicles linked to illegal immigration, and the identification of an individual known to be involved in organized property crime.

Countries participating in Operation Archimedes included all 28 EU member countries plus Australia, Colombia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and the US.

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From Interpol News Service
LYON, France – A Chinese national, a suspect in jewellery thefts around the world and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice, was arrested in Switzerland during another attempted robbery.
Jianguo Meng, aged 46, is linked to a string of at least 14 robberies or attempted robberies since 2012, including in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, France, Germany, Malaysia, Monaco, Switzerland and the UK.
In each case, two suspects entered the store and asked to be shown a selection of high-end diamond rings. When a number of rings were out on the counter or table, the suspects would distract the salesperson by asking for directions or a business card, and then steal one of the rings when the vendor turned away.

 

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INTERPOL was first alerted to this modus operandi following two robberies in Paris and an attempted robbery in Lucerne, Switzerland in 2012, and coordinated the sharing of information among police internationally. In 2012 Meng was jailed for eight months in Monaco following an attempted theft, and was then transferred to France to serve his sentence in connection with the Paris incidents.
Following the theft of a diamond ring worth USD 1.5 million in November 2013, Bahrain requested an INTERPOL Red Notice, or international wanted persons alert, to be issued for Meng.

 

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In August 2014, INTERPOL issued a Purple Notice alerting police in member countries to the particular modus operandi used by these criminals. In tandem, a complementary alert was circulated directly to jewellery stores worldwide via an internal network within the industry.
Meng and an accomplice were arrested in Zurich when a jewellery store employee recognized him from the industry alert and called police. He is awaiting extradition to Bahrain, to face charges in connection with the theft case linked to the Red Notice.
“This case clearly demonstrates how INTERPOL’s global network can assist police worldwide in sharing information about known criminals, to locate them and prevent them from carrying out further crimes,” said INTERPOL’s Director of Specialized Crime and Analysis, Glyn Lewis.
“It also serves as an example of why police must collaborate with the private sector, as they can help spread our message to ensure the widest possible audience is alerted to criminals and potential criminal activity,” he added.
Through an analysis of the modus operandi and other similar cases, INTERPOL has identified at least two Chinese organized criminal groups carrying out high-end jewellery thefts in this manner and continues to work with member countries to investigate.