First-ever coordinated action week to counter the evolving criminality on the Darknet in a multi-disciplinary law enforcement manner by focusing on multiple crime areas. More than 40 investigators and experts mapped active targets in their specific crime areas and developed intelligence packages.
Crime areas: Cyber-attacks, payment card fraud, illicit online trade including: drugs (cocaine, heroin, synthetic drugs), illicit trafficking in firearms, trafficking in human beings, virtual currencies, forged documents, money laundering and counterfeiting.
Key operational outcome: 272 targets listed, 73 of whom were prioritised for further investigation, and 42 cross-matches identified across the different areas.
Europol's contribution: Operational coordination, operational strategy, secure information exchange, analytical and forensic expertise.
Participants: AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IT, LV, NL, PL, PT, RO, SI, SK, SE, UK, CH, US, Eurojust and Europol.