More than 500 arrested in Europol crime sweep

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THE HAGUE: European police have arrested over 500 suspects, seized over 2.8 tons of cocaine and hundreds of vehicles in a series of raids against organized crime, Europol said on Monday. Police from all 28 European Union countries and elsewhere carried out the raids in 260 locations between May 4 and June 24 as part of Operation Blue Amber, the pan-European policing agency said in a statement. Police and customs confiscated 390 vehicles and seized nearly 1,300 tons of stolen metal as well as 110 kilos of heroin, it said. The operation also led to the arrest of “several” people smugglers and the discovery of a safe house for illegal migrants in Hungary.

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