In a written statement from Europol, after the operation called “SpecTor”, 153 in the USA, 55 in the UK, 52 in Germany, 10 in the Netherlands, 9 in Austria, 5 in France, 2 in Switzerland, Poland and Brazil, a total of 288 people, including one person, were detained.
In the statement, it was noted that 850 kilograms of drugs, 117 weapons and 50.8 million Euros worth of cash and digital money were seized as a result of the operation.
Catherine De Bolle, Director-General of Europol, said: “This coalition of law enforcement officers from three continents proves that we can work better together. This operation gives a strong message to criminal organizations that they will be detected and caught even if they engage in criminal activities over the Internet.” she said.
In the statement, it was also stated that the US and German security units closed the website called “Hydra”, which is used for drug trafficking on the internet.
In the statement, it was also noted that the operation carried out under the coordination of Europol was supported by the security units of 9 countries, as well as cyber experts and customs officials.