THE HAGUE: Europol said on Tuesday that an international police investigation broke up a criminal ring accused of stealing millions of euros through fraudulent web “phishing” in Belgium and the Netherlands.
According to Europol, the gang sent out a link to a phony bank website in order to obtain people’s banking information and clean out their accounts.
“The investigating leads indicate that the criminal network stole several million euros from their victims through this fraudulent activity,” Europol said.
In the Netherlands, police detained nine people and raided 24 homes, confiscating weapons, ammunition, jewelry, technological devices, cash, and cryptocurrency.
According to Europol, Belgian and Dutch police officers assisted in the operation.
According to the statement, police were also looking into members of the same gang for alleged drug and gun trafficking.