Europe-wide organized crime sweep nets 1,000 suspects: Europol

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:14 AM

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - European police made more than 1,000 arrests this month in a continent-wide sweep against organized crime that netted suspected people traffickers and cocaine smugglers, law enforcement officials said.

"It’s the single largest coordinated assault on organized crime ever seen in Europe," Rob Wainwright, the head of Europol, the European police organization, told a news conference on Wednesday.

(Reporting By Thomas Escritt. Editing by Anthony Deutsch and John Stonestreet)