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3 Arrested for Smuggling over 259 Vietnamese Migrants to Germany

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The FINANCIAL -- In the early hours of 31 May, some 740 police officers carried out coordinated raids across Germany and Slovakia against the members of a criminal syndicate smuggling Vietnamese nationals into Europe, arresting 3 individuals, Europol notes.…

Child Trafficking: 388 arrested across Europe

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The FINANCIAL — Europol, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom coordinated a Europe-wide joint action day targeting child trafficking. The operation, also supported by Frontex, took place between 5 and 11 October 2020 and involved 12* countries. A wide range of law enforcement authorities including police, immigration and border control agencies, transport police, social assistance…

3.6 mln cigarettes were found in illegal tobacco factory in Netherlands

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The FINANCIAL — On 7 October, the investigation service of the Dutch tax authorities, FIOD (Fiscale Inlichtingen en OpsporingsDienst), raided an illegal tobacco factory in  West-Betuwe, south of Utrecht. It is one of the largest illegal cigarette factories uncovered in the Netherlands. The factory was in full operation when law enforcement entered the premises. Thirteen…

Georgian Ministry of Justice held conference for the ‘EU4 Justice Penitentiary and Probation Support Project”

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The FINANCIAL — On 4th September 2020 the EU and Ministry of Justice held a summary conference for the ‘EU4 Justice Penitentiary and Probation Support Project’. The four-year project shared experience and expertise of EU member states and effectively assisted Georgian authorities with the objective to prevent repeated crimes, and maintain a proper balance between ensuring…

Poland awarded Georgian Police Attache

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In accordance with the decision made by the Minister of the Interior and Administration of the Republic of Poland, Mariusz Kaminski, Georgian Police Attache to Poland, Colonel Giorgi Gamsakhurdia was awarded with silver medal at the event dedicated to the 101 anniversary of the Police National Day of Poland. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to…

Georgian and Turkish officials meet to discuss human rights strategy

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The FINANCIAL — Representatives of the Administration of the Government of Georgia met with representatives of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Turkey and international experts to discuss issues pertaining to the development, implementation, and reporting of the National Human Rights Strategy and Governmental Action Plan. The meeting was organized by, and held at…

EU launches new project to target organised crime in Eastern Partnership including Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — A new Europol-led project, funded by the European Union, has been launched, focused on strengthening the capacity of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to fight organised crime more effectively. The project will contribute to reducing crime and creating a safer living space for citizens in the region. As part of a larger…