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The haul was discovered hidden in furniture which had been shipped in a container from the Netherlands. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A massive drugs haul discovered at Dublin Port was discovered after the criminal gang involved in its import failed to pick it up. Heroin, cocaine an(...)

 Protesters confront riot police during a demonstration against the Belgium government’s measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 in Brussels on November Sunday. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty

Violence erupted at demonstrations in Belgium and the Netherlands over the weekend as tougher Covid-19 restrictions to curb the resurgent pandemic led(...)

If all 2,000 bags are found to contain cocaine, as is suspected, the potential street value of the haul will be up to €35 million. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A consignment of up to €35 million worth of cocaine, which was disguised as coal and destined for Ireland, was abandoned by smugglers who realised the(...)

People leave flowers, candles and messages of support to Peter R de Vries in the centre of Amsterdam. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

For the family of Dutch crime journalist Peter R de Vries, the news that he had been shot in the head on an Amsterdam street shortly after leaving a t(...)

The Singer Museum in Laren, Netherlands, where Van Gogh’s The Parsonage Garden At Nuenen In Spring 1884 was stolen from. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP

Dutch police have arrested a suspect in the theft last year of two valuable paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals from different museums, a spo(...)

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(...)

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