Police in 10 countries have arrested 44 people accused of drug trafficking, money laundering and other crimes in a coordinated, Europe-wide operation.
“The arrested individuals were suspected of belonging to a high-risk criminal network considered one of the most dangerous in the European Union,” the EU law enforcement agency Europol and European judicial authority Eurojust announced in a joint statement.
Authorities said the network operates in several European countries, including Germany, France and the Czech Republic.
Suspects believed to be linked to the network were arrested in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Germany, Poland, Norway, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Spain, as well as in the United States.
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