17 people were placed under restrictive measures in Italy and 1 was arrested in the UK in the operation run by national authorities and coordinated by Eurojust.
The organised crime group that was involved in large-scale tax fraud and other financial crimes was headed by UK nationals and composed of Italian nationals, and expanded its criminal activities to numerous EU countries. The fraudsters were involved in a carousel scam involving real and fake alcoholic drink companies in Italy and the 17 EU countries involved.