Europol’s operation Shield, a global effort to target trafficking of counterfeit and misused medicines and doping substances, took place between March and September 2020. OLAF participated in the operation along with a total 27 countries(19 EU Member States and 8 third countries).
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The Central Investigative Public Prosecution Office has submitted an indictment to the Metropolitan Court of Justice for budgetary fraud causing extraordinary damage and for other criminal offences against a former Member of the European Parliament and his seven accomplices.
International Anti-Corruption Day is held each year on 9 December, and this year saw OLAF mark the day with its first virtual conference.
Almost 140,000 litres of hand sanitiser have been seized so far in the European Union thanks to information provided by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). The hand sanitiser originated from Turkey and contained dangerously high levels of methanol.