Europol Supports Europe-Wide Crackdown on Cocaine-Trafficking Balkan Organized Crime Group

As Europol reported on March 1, the Croatian police have arrested 13 suspects belonging to a Balkan Organized Crime Group that was responsible for importing large amounts of cocaine from South America to Europe by way of the Netherlands.  The investigation that led to the arrests was known as Operation DANUBE.  Operation DANUBE, which lasted several months and which allowed investigators to locate the Netherlands stash-house where two Croatian citizens hid the cocaine, was carried out by the Croatian police with the aid of Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands and with the support of Europol.  The arrested suspects consist of six Croatians, five Austrians, and two Serbian nationals.
-Margaux Glovier