Law enforcement agencies of 18 EU countries, with the support of Europol, Interpol and the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, carried out three arrests, as well as closed 30 506 domainsthat were used to distribute counterfeit and pirated goods. These included counterfeit pharmaceuticals, pirated films, illegal broadcasts of television programs, music, software, electronics and other fake products.
It is reported that during the operation, which is called In Our Sites, more than 26,000 luxury items (mainly clothes and perfumes), 363 liters of alcohol, an unknown amount of gadgets and over 150,000 euros were confiscated on the accounts of the suspects.
Operation In our sites It was launched back in 2014 and is fully dedicated to the fight against piracy and counterfeiting in order to "make the Internet safer for consumers." It unites not only the USA and EU countries, law enforcement officers from South America, Hong Kong, China and Eastern Europe also help their colleagues.
In general, over the past years, the law enforcement agencies involved in the operation confiscated 1.21 million domain names and deleted 2.2 million links on third-party trading platforms and social networks that led to resources related to copyright infringement.