Friday

2nd Dec 2016

Ticker

Scores held in 'money mule' crackdown

Some 178 suspects have been arrested across Europe and the US in a crackdown on so-called money mules - people recruited to transfer illegally obtained funds between accounts, usually linked to cybercrime. The crackdown, which identified €23 million in stolen funds, was prepared through coordination meetings at Eurojust and Europol. It was the second operation by European Money Mule Action, a pilot project involving coordination across borders.

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