Cyprus Police contribute to the dismantling of an international cartel of online fraud

The Cyprus Police, acting in concert with EUROPOL and EUROJUST, have managed to dismantle an international cartel said to be involved in tens of thousands of online fraud cases, worth more than 18 million euro.

According to an announcement issued here today by the Cyprus Police, the international operation, with the code name Warenagent, took place in nine European countries and concluded with the arrest in Cyprus of the head of the cartel.

Immediately after he was arrested, another 14 people were arrested in another eight European countries. All the arrests took place in June, however the investigations into the case continued until the past few days.

EUROPOL commended the Cyprus Police for its substantial contribution to the dismantling of the cartel. This success, the press release notes, coincides with the forthcoming visit of Europol Executive Director Catherine De Bolle to Cyprus and her meeting tomorrow with Chief of Police Zacharias Chrysostomou.

Organising and preparing operation Warenagent lasted six years and began in 2012 in Germany. During that period Police services from a number of European countries set up a joint investigation team at EUROPOLs offices in The Hague.

The investigation team, having scrutinized all available information, tracked down the 35-year-old alleged brain of the cartel in Cyprus, who is a permanent resident in Larnaca province. He was arrested on 12 June 2018 in his home after a coordinated operation by the Cyprus Police, on the basis of a European Arrest Warrant issued against him.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Cyprus Police contribute to the dismantling of an international cartel of online fraud

The Cyprus Police, acting in concert with EUROPOL and EUROJUST, have managed to dismantle an international cartel said to be involved in tens of thousands of online fraud cases, worth more than 18 million euro.

According to an announcement issued here today by the Cyprus Police, the international operation, with the code name Warenagent, took place in nine European countries and concluded with the arrest in Cyprus of the head of the cartel.

Immediately after he was arrested, another 14 people were arrested in another eight European countries. All the arrests took place in June, however the investigations into the case continued until the past few days.

EUROPOL commended the Cyprus Police for its substantial contribution to the dismantling of the cartel. This success, the press release notes, coincides with the forthcoming visit of Europol Executive Director Catherine De Bolle to Cyprus and her meeting tomorrow with Chief of Police Zacharias Chrysostomou.

Organising and preparing operation Warenagent lasted six years and began in 2012 in Germany. During that period Police services from a number of European countries set up a joint investigation team at EUROPOLs offices in The Hague.

The investigation team, having scrutinized all available information, tracked down the 35-year-old alleged brain of the cartel in Cyprus, who is a permanent resident in Larnaca province. He was arrested on 12 June 2018 in his home after a coordinated operation by the Cyprus Police, on the basis of a European Arrest Warrant issued against him.

Source: Cyprus News Agency