Skills and knowledge
At INTERPOL, we are developing our ability to train individuals from a variety of sectors in combating pharmaceutical crime.
Training is accompanied by the distribution of an investigative guide produced by the Permament Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime and available in six languages.
Practical training is delivered in advance of an on-the-ground intervention while specialized courses focus on investigative techniques. Participating officers come from police, customs and drug regulatory authorities, government departments and independent institutes. The assistance of trainers from the private sector completes the exchange of expertise and best practice.
We also offer e-leaning opportunities. Authorized officials from the INTERPOL community and other partners are able to access an online course to get basic knowledge on different topics. These include:
- Investigation of pharmaceutical crime;
- Information technology and traceability;
- Collection of evidence;
- Preparation of a judicial case.
Among our notable partners in the area of training and development are the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore and the Institute for Research (IRACM).
Operation Pangea VI
June 2013: Some 100 countries have taken part in a global operation seeking to disrupt the criminal networks behind the illicit sale of medicines online, resulting in 213 arrests worldwide and the seizure of 10.1 million potentially dangerous medicines worth some USD 36 million.