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Security in Europe: Europol says illegal use of Internet facilitates organized crime.

Director of European police cooperation group Europol Rob Wainwright

The Internet has become one of the main tools of European organized crime and human trafficking, drugs and money laundering in addition to being a vehicle of cybercrime.

According to a new report by the European Police Office, Europol, in the last two years have seen a marked increase of criminal groups who use the Internet to commit “traditional “crimes.

“This is a new picture of crime, increasingly marked by highly mobile groups and flexible operating in multiple jurisdictions and criminal sectors, and supported, in particular, by widespread and illegal use of internet, “says the report.

According to the institution, the network is being increasingly used to facilitate illegal immigration and trafficking in counterfeit goods provide with endangered species, among other crimes.

“The Internet has become the main facilitator of organized crime , ” said the director of Europol , Rob Wainwright .