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Fake carrier scam: 6 arrested in Romania and the Netherlands

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On 17 April 2019, some 400 police officers from the Romanian Directorate for Investigation of Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) and the Dutch National Police, with the support of Europol and Eurojust, swooped on suspects in both these countries believed to be part of an organised crime group involved in fake carrier fraud. The targeted criminals are believed to have caused damages estimated at €2 million for the period 2017-2019. 12 house searches took place in the Netherlands, and 46 in Romania, resulting in the arrest of 6 individuals.
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