Joint investigations

Joint Investigations, as the core business of our organization, aim to tackle trans-border organized crime in SELEC region. They are conducted under the coordination of SELEC Operational Directorate, based on the proposals coming from the Member States’ Liaison Officers or Operational Partners’ representatives.

SELEC Operational Meetings are those meetings attended by law enforcement officers and prosecutors upon the request from at least two Member States, aiming to tackle criminal organizations or individuals acting in the field of trans-border crime. The objective of an Operational Meeting is to exchange additional intelligence, share their own analytical products and to plan future operational and judicial activities on the respective territories of the involved Member States.

Successful joint investigation on migrants’ smuggling
Successful joint investigation on migrants’ smuggling
    October 6, 2017
In mid-July 2017, the competent law enforcement authorities from The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia undertook multiple measures and activities to arrest the members of an organized criminal group constituted ...
Excellent coordination among three law enforcement authorities in an illegal drug trafficking case
Excellent coordination among three law enforcement authorities in an illegal drug trafficking case
    August 2, 2017
The law enforcement authorities of Republic of Albania, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Hellenic Republic successfully concluded joint investigation VECTOR/FRANKLIN that targeted dismantling two organized criminal groups dealing ...
44 kg of heroin and 9 kg of marijuana seized during a SELEC coordinated operation
44 kg of heroin and 9 kg of marijuana seized during a SELEC coordinated operation
    August 2, 2017
Based on the swift exchange of information and 24/7 support provided by the Liaison Officers posted at SELEC, on July 27th, 2017 the Bulgarian and Turkish authorities succeeded dismantling an ...
Further results of the joint investigation PEKOM in the field of cultural heritage smuggling
Further results of the joint investigation PEKOM in the field of cultural heritage smuggling
    June 7, 2017
Joint investigation PEKOM, conducted by the Bulgarian and Turkish authorities, as mentioned in the post from February 2017, targeted dismantling an organized criminal group dealing with cultural heritage objects’ smuggling. The joint investigation ...
More than 200,000 bitcoins in value of 500 million USD found by the Bulgarian authorities
More than 200,000 bitcoins in value of 500 million USD found by the Bulgarian authorities
    May 29, 2017
On May 19th 2017, with SELEC’ support, the Bulgarian authorities successfully finalized the joint investigation PRATKA/VIRUS in the field of cybercrime, committed by compromising the countries Customs computerized systems in order ...