suspicious vessels were seized and eight people smugglers were arrested as part
of Joint Action Day (JAD) Adria, an international operation coordinated by
Frontex and co-led by Greece, Croatia and Italy. It took place in the area of
the Adriatic and Ionian Sea and on the land routes in the countries in the
course of JAD Adria:
irregular migrants apprehended,
persons refused entry and
forged/falsified documents seized.
enforcement authorities taking part in JAD Adria also seized 27.4 kg of
cannabis and arrested one drug smuggler.
Europol also supported JAD Adria, which provided the opportunity for real-time
information exchange between all of the participants. The operation, which
took place between 28 May and 4 June. A Coordination Centre was set up in
Piraeus, Greece at the Hellenic Coastguard HQ.
The operation was coordinated under the umbrella of the
European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT) as part
of the EU Policy Cycle, a 4-year plan for the fight against
serious and organised crime. It brings together police and law enforcement
authorities of EU Member States, European agencies and international
organisations to jointly strengthen Europe’s borders and internal
security. The results and intelligence gathered will help in ongoing and future