Europol (European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation)
BiographyIoannis began his career in the Greek Police in 1990 and has worked since 2005 as a forensic examiner in the Greek National Central Office at the Hellenic Forensic Science Division. Since 2007, he has been leading the Greek National Analysis Centre (GR NAC). In 2010, he was seconded to Europol, initially a team member of the focal point Soya, which targets euro counterfeiting; the last 5 years is employed as an expert at the Europol forensic laboratory part of EC3 Cybercrime Centre.
About the companyAs the European Union law enforcement agency, Europol supports its Member States in preventing and combating all forms of international serious crime and terrorism. Europol strives to support the MS by delivering a unique set of operational services for the European Union and envisions to becoming its principal: support centre for law enforcement operations, criminal information hub, and centre for law enforcement expertise
PresentationSuccessful euro counterfeiting investigations - Challenges of the Darknet
Cases of successful euro counterfeiting investigations supported by Europol in the past years will be presented, aiming to stress the difficulties and challenges that law enforcement faced to achieve a successful outcome; in the second part of this presentation, the challenges brought by the use of the Darknet by criminals involved in counterfeiting and sourcing of raw materials will be addressed.