Europol identifies 1,504 money mules across 30 countries in organized laundering crackdown
A Europol campaign against money laundering recently identified 1,504 money mules across 30 countries and made 168 arrests across 20 countries. The money mules are largely a product cyber criminals who must work to launder their stolen gains. Such mules are often recruited from pools of recent immigrants, the unemployed, and other financially distressed groups. Another Europl operation this week across 13 countries saw the arrest of 235 suspects trafficking counterfeit euros on illegal Darknet platforms. Such operations help to trace the evolution of organized crime and police efforts to keep up with it.