LONDON (AP) — Europol's director says Europe is facing security challenges that include a spike in cybercrime and the return of fighters from the so-called Islamic State.
The European police agency estimates that nearly 5,000 Europeans have gone to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State group, and about a third are believed to have returned.
The agency launched a report on the threat of serious and organized crime on Thursday.
Europol Director Rob Wainwright told The Associated Press: "We've seen more coming back ... and that's going to pose an obvious security challenge in terms of their reintegration into our societies."
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