Enhancing border security a main issue for delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina
LYON, France - Bosnia and Herzegovina will expand access to INTERPOL’s database of stolen and lost travel documents to border crossings and the international airport in an effort to enhance the country’s internal security, the country’s Minister of Security, Tarik Sadovic, said today during his visit to the General Secretariat.
'This is a very important project for us, as Bosnia and Herzegovina was one of the first countries to expand access to the I-24/7 global police communications system beyond the INTERPOL National Central Bureau,' he said.
Besides the National Central Bureau (NCB) in Sarajevo, other law enforcement offices currently connected to the system include the Ministry of Interior, State Investigation and Protection Agency and border police. The expansion of access to border points will occur using the MIND technical solution developed by INTERPOL.
The delegation, which also included Deputy Minister of Security Mijo Kresic, Director of Border Police Vinko Dumancic, Acting Director of State Investigation and Protection Agency Sead Lisak, and Mirela Znaor, Deputy Director of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Sarajevo, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and other senior officials from the organization.
The delegation also met with specialised officers at the General Secretariat to discuss INTERPOL projects targeting human trafficking and organized crime activity, including the armed robberies of jewellery stores by criminal gangs based in Balkan countries. Incidents of this growing form of criminality have been reported throughout Europe, in the Middle East and in Japan.
'This visit underscores our hope of enhancing and improving the already good co-operation we have with INTERPOL in the exchange of police information,' Mr Sadovic said. 'We were also very pleased to hear some very nice words about the NCB from Secretary General Noble.'