Over 200 Europol mega-operation arrests

More than 3,000 people were identified for money laundering.

More than 200 people were arrested for money laundering during an international Europol mega-operation. More than three thousand people were identified.

The operation was launched between September and November of this year and had the collaboration of police, judicial and financial authorities from 31 countries. These were mostly European, but Australia and the United States were also on board.

“Police authorities in 31 countries, supported by Europol, Eurojust and the European Federation of Banks, have intensified the efforts to combat mule schemes in money laundering”, according to the Europol statement.

The exchange of information between the various countries resulted in the “identification of 3,833 ‘mules’ and 386 ‘mule’ recruits, of whom 228 were detained,” says Europol.