The Republic of Moldova through the EU Security HUB engaged in the European EEA – JAD 2023 operation organized by EUROPOL to combat cross-border crime

The operation was launched this morning and will end at the end of this week, and the 120 employees from the Ministry of the Interior, the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Customs Service will be trained in control and crime detection operations at 14 crossing points of the state border, on national roads and in certain areas of the national territory.

The purpose of this international operational action is to contribute to the fight against illegal arms trafficking, drug trafficking, human trafficking, the disruption of illegal migration networks and the disruption of high-risk criminal networks, through international cooperation and the operationalization of information exchange.

Until this moment, the law enforcement authorities involved in the EEA JAD 2023 operation on the territory of the Republic of Moldova have already detected an international wanted person and 4 people who illegally crossed the border from Ukraine.

International participants are EU member states and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

EU agencies and international and regional organizations EUROPOL, EUROJUST, FRONTEX, INTERPOL, SELEC, SEESAC are also involved.