Over recent years, organized crime has not stopped evolving. EU member nations, working through Europol, can use the ON Network to deploy specialized police units and third-party investigators to probe Mafia-style organized groups across borders. Recent joint actions coordinated by Europol include an operation by Spanish National Police and Bulgarian Judicial Police that took down a money laundering, burglary and drug sales ring involving Bosnian, Spanish, Colombian and Bulgarian nationals, resulting in 14 arrests in Spain and two in Bulgaria. Europol is currently investigating more 5, organized crime groups representing more than different nationalities. Most of the suspects, 60 percent, are residents of an EU member country. European police have recognized that crime gangs take advantage of gaps in law enforcement resources in the nation EU, and law enforcement must consolidate and exchange information immediately, as organized crime groups evolve, become more complex, flexible and adapt quickly.
European Union: Organized crime deemed ‘highest’ security risk, greater than terrorism
Organized Crime Conference | ICTOCT
Log in or Sign up. T Certified NA and you can receive up to 32 hours of post credit. Attention: Those attending from STC participating agencies seeking credit, please contact your training manager regarding receiving STC credit for this conference. The conference will provide networking, training, and education on combating and preventing the rise of terrorism, organized crime, and street gangs. We are anticipating attendees from over 20 different countries and the 50 local states attending this conference. Membership is limited to law enforcement personnel, including corrections, prosecutors, parole, and probation.
The event brought together representatives and senior experts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and other OSCE participating States, Partners for Co-operation and relevant international, regional and sub-regional organizations. He said that building the capacity of financial oversight and regulatory systems, as well as of prosecutorial and judicial authorities, is tremendously important. The conference is aimed at fostering regional co-operation among the Central Asian States in addressing this serious challenge to security and exploring potential links with organized crime through discussions and exchange of good practices related to countering terrorist financing and misuse of new internet technologies by organized crime.
Pursuant to article 32 of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime , a Conference of the Parties to the Convention was established to improve the capacity of States Parties to combat transnational organized crime and to promote and review the implementation of this Convention. Documents and reports of every session of the Conference of the Parties to the Organized Convention since its first session in can be found here, as well as the following documentation:. The Conference of the Parties established five Working Groups to focus on specific areas of its work.