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Berlin’s Central Station: The German authorities went to purchase 10 million face masks online from a legitimate company in Spain, but scammers had cloned the company’s website. Photograph: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/ Bloomberg

A Roscommon businessman who served as the unwitting middleman for an international €15 million face mask scam is unlikely to face criminal charges. T(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: Encrochat devices are popular among several Irish organised crime and dissident republican groups. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Gardaí are looking forward to “reaping the benefits” of a massive hacking operation which targeted an encrypted communications system used by organise(...)

Cash seized in Operation Venetic, an investigation on Encrochat, a military-grade encrypted communication system used by organised criminals trading in drugs and guns. Photograph:  WMROCU/PA

In the last decade, law enforcement has been engaged in an technological arms race with criminal gangs constantly trying to find new ways of communica(...)

Dutch police seized 16kg of cocaine during the search of a premises in Amsterdam. The seized drugs have an estimated Irish street value of € 1.12 million. One 40-year-old Irish male was arrested and is in custody. Photograph: iStock

Dutch police have arrested an Irishman during a joint operation with An Garda Síochána targeting an organised crime group suspected of involvement in (...)

A nurse dressed in personal protective equipment  prepares to give a coronavirus swab test at a drive-through testing station  in Stamford, Connecticut. Criminals across Europe are exploiting shortages of masks, respirators, and other essential medical equipment for illicit profit. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Criminals across Europe are exploiting shortages of masks, respirators, and other essential medical equipment for illicit profit as countries scramble(...)

Dutch investigators  work at the site of  the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17shot down   in eastern Ukraine, November 16th, 2014. Photograph:  Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev

Four fugitive suspects go on trial in the Netherlands on Monday charged with the murder of 298 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,(...)

Pregnant women do not appear to have been trafficked in numbers until now, according to the immigration service. File photograph: iStock

At least 25 pregnant African women went missing from refugee centres in the Netherlands in November and December in what is feared may be a new develo(...)

NSW is starting to deploy  mobile phone detection cameras that operate day and night and in all weather conditions to detect drivers using a  mobile phone. Photograph: Transport for NSW

The Australian state of New South Wales on Sunday started deploying mobile phone detection cameras in a bid to cut the number of fatalities on its roa(...)

Construction workers place flowers at a makeshift memorial at the site of a tram shooting in Utrecht, on Tuesday. Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters

Dutch prosecutors have said they are still considering a possible terrorist motive for Monday’s shooting in Utrecht, and have so far uncovered no link(...)

Police in Amsterdam after a stabbing incident. Photograph: EPA

Dutch police have shot and injured a suspect following a stabbing at Amsterdam’s busy central railway station. Police said two people were injured in(...)

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