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European law enforcement agencies arrested 6 individuals involved in $27M cryptocurrency theft

June 27, 2019

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An operation conducted by European law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 6 individuals involved in a €24 million ($27.2 million) cryptocurrency theft.

The group of cyber criminals is composed of five men and one woman, they were arrested after 14 months of investigation in simultaneous warrants in the UK (Charlcombe, Lower Weston and Staverton), and the Netherlands (Amsterdam and Rotterdam).

The investigation was conducted by the UK’s South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SW RCCU), the Dutch police (Politie), Europol, Eurojust, and the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).

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