Joint Action Days 2017. Operation “Dragon”

The operation “Dragon” having taken place throughout the course of 2017 was the fourth series of cooperative actions targeting serious transnational and organised crime. The operation aimed at disrupting organised crime networks involved in the commission of offences attributed to prioritised crime areas (facilitated illegal imigration, trafficking in human beings, counterfeit goods, excise fraud and missing trader intra-community (MTIC) fraud, synthetic drugs/cocaine/heroin trafficking, cybercrime, illicit firearms trafficking and organised property crime).

The operation “Dragon” has already had a significant impact on the international criminogenic situation. In the framework of the EU Policy Cycle priority area - payment card fraud, law enforcement officers all around the globe arrested 153 individuals suspected of travelling with airline tickets bought using stolen, compromised or fake credit cards details. Operational actions were carried out at 230 airports worldwide. 

Last updated: 29-12-2017