Sept. 17, 2021

An Interpol operation targeting illegal gambling during the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship has led to 1,400 arrests and the seizure of $7.9 million in cash across Asia and Europe. The operation involved enforcement agencies of 28 countries, including India.


  • Illegal gambling generates significant profits for organised crime networks and is often closely associated with other crimes such as money laundering and corruption.

  • The operation was coordinated by Interpol’s Financial Crimes and Anti-Corruption units, with support from the Asia-Pacific Expert Group on Organised Crime (APEG) and the Interpol Match Fixing Task Force (IMFTF).

  • In India, the Central Bureau of Investigation is the nodal body for Interpol and shares the required information to its counterparts.