One hundred and ninety-three suspects were detained over a five-day period at airports around the globe as part of a crackdown on fraudulently purchased airline tickets, according to a statement released by the Europol policing agency on Wednesday.
A migrant smuggling ring that helped Syrians and others reach Austria, Germany and France was dismantled in an operation led by Italian police, the European Union's law enforcement agency Europol said Tuesday.
Some 75 people have been arrested across Europe for sharing paedophiliac material on the internet, according to separate statements from the Italian police and the European Union's law enforcement agency, Europol.
The link between the Islamic State extremist group and a recent string of terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States is weak, said Europol on Wednesday, noting that mental illness might very well be the motivation for such lone wolf acts.
Terrorists affiliated with Islamic State militants or other extremist groups are expected to attempt another large-scale terrorist attack in Europe and are likely to again target France, the European Union's law enforcement agency said in a report on Monday.