It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to lock up these criminals

30 November 2016
Press Release
Press Release/News
Help us make the streets of Europe safer before the festive season

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More than 60 criminals appear on the Europe’s Most Wanted fugitives list (www.eumostwanted.eu).  Murderers, kidnappers, terrorists, drugs traffickers etc - all of them are convicted or suspected of extremely serious crimes. They have killed or irreversibly changed their victims’ lives. All of these criminals are on the run, fleeing from responsibility and punishment. This makes it difficult for their victims, their friends and relatives to find closure. Let’s help them and make everyone's festive season safer by locking these criminals up before the holidays begin.

Since the launch of the list at the end of January 2016, 24 of the criminals on Europe’s Most Wanted have been arrested. Many more are hiding all over Europe and European law enforcement agencies are working closely together to catch them. But you can help as well, and your help has proven decisive in the past. 9 out of the current 24 arrests were directly linked to the media attention around Europe’s Most Wanted fugitives and the tip-offs from the public.

We are asking for your help. As of tomorrow, 1 December 2016, 23 countries, Europol and the European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams (ENFAST) will combine efforts to apprehend even more most wanted criminals. 23 days in a row, we will publish one fugitive per day, every day wanted by a different EU member state. All of us will look for him/her together and we are asking for your help. More importantly, the victims, their friends and relatives are asking for your support. So let us all work together to make our festive season safer by locking these criminals up before the holidays begin.

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