PARIS, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- A total of 20 people have been arrested in France as suspected pedophiles after the European Union (EU) launched a massive crackdown on the criminal group Monday, French police said Wednesday.
Among the arrestees, three allegedly molested children during trips abroad, and another three were believed to have filmed children porno scenes abroad. Police also seized about 1.5 million illegal images from one suspect's computer.
The European-wide raid, codenamed "Koala", followed traces discovered in an operation on suspected child molesters in Australia in 2006, during which police found some 3,000 suspicious e-mail addresses.
The operation was supervised by Europe's police agency Europol and Eurojust, the EU agency in charge of coordinating judicial affairs.