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04 July 2014

Moldova police seize smuggled snake venom

LYON, France – In a sting against organized crime, Moldova police have seized a record amount of snake venom destined for sale on the black market and arrested members of the criminal network which smuggled the substance into the country.Following a month-long investigation into the network’s activities, police with the Moldova General Police Inspectorate...
20 June 2014

Tonnes of marijuana seized in largest ever Albanian police operation

LYON, France – In one of the largest operations of its kind, Albanian State Police have raided a village in the south of the country known for producing marijuana on a massive scale, seizing tonnes of the drug and arresting more than a dozen people.In the first five days of the large-scale operation in the village of Lazarat, police seized more than 23 to...
07 May 2014

Visit of Swedish Police Chief underlines country’s role in global security

LYON, France – The National Police Commissioner of Sweden, Bengt Svenson, visited INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters today to examine ways in which the country can play an even more active role in regional and international security.Meeting with senior INTERPOL officials, Mr Svenson and his delegation were briefed on INTERPOL’s current activities...
06 May 2014

Montenegro commended as a top user of INTERPOL’s databases

LYON, France – Montenegro’s Minister of the Interior, Raško Konjević, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters to discuss a variety of transnational security matters.International law enforcement initiatives to locate wanted fugitives and combat organized criminal groups involved in a...
02 May 2014

INTERPOL-coordinated operation strikes back at ‘sextortion’ networks

MANILA, Philippines - An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting organized crime networks behind ‘sextortion’ cases around the world has resulted in the arrest of 58 individuals, including three men linked to the group which harassed Scottish teenager Daniel Perry.   Perry, a 17-year-old victim of an online blackmail attempt, died after jumping off...
27 March 2014

International investigators gather for INTERPOL ‘Pink Panthers’ project meeting

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Police officers from 25 countries are gathered in Luxembourg to share information related to ongoing investigations into ‘Pink Panthers’ linked robberies around the world.The 8th operational working group meeting on Project Pink Panthers (27 and 28 March) brings together more than 70 investigators to directly exchange details and...
25 March 2014

Nuclear Security Summit calls for greater information-sharing with INTERPOL

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands ‒ INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has told the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) that better information-sharing is required to address significant gaps in international preparedness for nuclear security threats.The INTERPOL chief said that further to the Organization’s pledge at the 2012 Seoul summit to collect and...
11 March 2014

Italy Police Chief visit to INTERPOL focuses on enhancing law enforcement cooperation

LYON, France – During a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters, Prefect Alessandro Pansa, Chief of the Italian Police and Director General of Public Security of Italy, examined areas in which Italy can strengthen its cooperation with the world police body.As Italy will hold the European Union presidency during the second half of 2014, Prefec...
30 January 2014

Themis Network visits INTERPOL to strengthen environmental security in Balkans

LYON, France – Delegates from the Balkans region visited the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters to discuss future steps towards strengthening environmental security in the region and to learn about INTERPOL’s tools and services.The visitors were national representatives of the Themis Network, a regional cooperation initiative among environmental la...
30 December 2013

Fake goods worth nearly USD 1 million seized in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

LYON, France – Counterfeit goods worth nearly USD 1 million have been seized in a series of interventions across Eastern Europe as part of INTERPOL’s Operation White Mercury.Involving seven countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – the operation also resulted in the ident...
11 December 2013

INTERPOL congratulates its President on top French Judicial Police appointment

LYON, France – INTERPOL today offered its congratulations to its President, Mireille Ballestrazzi, following the announcement by authorities in France that she had been appointed Central Director of the French Judicial Police (Directeur Central de la Police Judiciaire).With her appointment also meaning she will head INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau in P...
05 December 2013

Countries unite to identify illegal fishing vessel via INTERPOL

LYON, France – A joint effort by New Zealand, Australia and Norway to find a vessel suspected of illegal fishing has led to the publication of an INTERPOL Purple Notice to assist in identifying its location.Circulated to all 190 INTERPOL member countries the Notice, requested by New Zealand supported by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)...
15 November 2013

INTERPOL President Ballestrazzi presented with Commander of the Legion d’honneur

LYON, France – France’s Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls has formally presented INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi with the medal of the Commander of the Légion d’honneur.At a ceremony at the Ministry of the Interior in Paris on Thursday 14 November, President Ballestrazzi officially received the distinction to which she was nominated in France...
14 November 2013

Investigating and preventing chemical and explosives terrorism focus of INTERPOL training in Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia – Enhancing regional preparedness throughout Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus and Southeastern Europe to respond and investigate a chemical and explosives terrorist attack was the focus of an INTERPOL training course.The four-day (4 – 7 November) course organized by INTERPOL’s Chemical and Explosives (ChemEx) Terrorism Prevention Unit...
05 November 2013

Slovakia marks 20 years of international police cooperation via INTERPOL

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Marking the 20th anniversary of Slovakia’s membership of INTERPOL, Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said the country’s strategic location and commitment to international policing has placed it at the forefront of the global law enforcement community.During his mission to Bratislava on Monday the INTERPOL Chief met with Minister of...
23 October 2013

INTERPOL to help Belarus safeguard 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia – INTERPOL is to deploy an INTERPOL Major Event Support Team (IMEST) to Belarus to assist local and national authorities in making the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Belarus as safe as possible for the players, officials and thousands of expected visitors.Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Belarus M...
22 October 2013

Greek authorities ask INTERPOL to help identify unknown girl using DNA comparison

LYON, France – Greek authorities have asked INTERPOL to assist their efforts to identify a young blond girl found living in a Roma settlement by sharing her DNA profile with its global membership.INTERPOL will make its DNA Gateway available to any member country whose law enforcement agency has been provided with the profile of someone claiming to be a bl...
18 October 2013

INTERPOL exercise boosts radiological and nuclear terrorism response capacity in Ukraine and Belarus

KIEV, Ukraine – Specialized officials from Ukraine and Belarus law enforcement, customs, border control, public health, regulatory and security services have taken part in a tabletop exercise aimed at testing their capacity to prevent nuclear and radiological terrorism and to identify best practices in responding to such attacks.Organized by INTERPOL’s CB...
15 October 2013

Tackling ‘sinister consequences’ of intellectual property crime needs public-private cooperation

DUBLIN, Ireland – Closer cooperation between the public and private sectors to combat the ‘sinister consequences’ of illicit trade and counterfeiting is essential, delegates were told at the opening of 2013 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference.Bringing together some 500 delegates from more than 60 countries, the three-...
04 October 2013

Bahrain million dollar watch raid suspects arrested following issue of INTERPOL Red Notices

LYON, France – Three men suspected of being part of a gang which robbed a Rolex shop in Bahrain whilst disguised as women have been arrested in Albania and Bahrain following the issue of INTERPOL Red Notices or internationally wanted persons alerts.The six thieves broke into the shop in the city centre mall after it closed at 10pm, and attacked and injure...
02 October 2013

International collaboration via INTERPOL leads to arrest of suspected child abuser

LYON, France – A year-long investigation supported by INTERPOL’s Crimes Against Children unit which began in the United States has led to the arrest in Russia of a man accused of sexually abusing his eight-year-old niece and sharing the images and videos online.The investigation started in November 2012, when authorities in the US seized abuse images and...
20 September 2013

INTERPOL Chief warns of ‘invisible’ threats to personal and economic security

YALTA, Ukraine – Cybercrime, counterfeit products and the ever-increasing movement of people and goods in both the real and virtual worlds pose a significant threat to global safety and security, the head of INTERPOL warned today.Speaking at the 10th Yalta Annual Meeting in Ukraine, Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said the trade in fake and illicit good...
05 September 2013

Montenegro Police Chief visit to INTERPOL underlines commitment to international police cooperation

LYON, France – Identifying areas where Montenegro can further benefit from INTERPOL’s global tools and law enforcement network was the focus of today’s visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters by Montenegro’s Police Director, Slavko Stojanović.Cross-border law enforcement initiatives to tackle crimes ranging from human trafficking to financial...
04 September 2013

Collaboration within INTERPOL global network snares US school volunteer suspected of child abuse

LYON, France – Child sexual abuse material retrieved by police in Denmark and Australia and shared via INTERPOL’s victim identification specialists network has contributed to the arrest of a US school volunteer suspected of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl.As part of efforts to identify an unknown victim, officers in Denmark shared a video with...
30 August 2013

INTERPOL hosts delegation from United Kingdom environmental agencies

LYON, France – INTERPOL has hosted officials from UK environmental agencies to promote further collaboration with the world police body and to review the global tools and services INTERPOL provides to its 190 member countries.Representing the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Border Policing Command, National Wildli...
14 August 2013

INTERPOL-supported operation targeting online child abuse materials leads to arrests across Latin America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – In operations targeting the distribution of child sexual abuse materials primarily in Latin America, law enforcement authorities have arrested or placed under investigation 100 individuals and seized thousands of computers and other equipment containing images or videos of abuse.Coordinated by INTERPOL via its Regional Bureau in...
16 August 2013

INTERPOL collaboration leads to extradition of Srebrenica massacre suspect

LYON, France – A suspect in mass killings at the time of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre has been extradited from Israel to Bosnia and Herzegovina following international collaboration via INTERPOL.The extradition of Aleksandar Cvetković followed a request by the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina investigating his alleged role as a member of a fi...
13 August 2013

INTERPOL joins Frontex operation in Romania against Black Sea crime

CONSTANTA, Romania – Under the umbrella of the INTERPOL Integrated Border Management Task Force (IBMTF), INTERPOL has assisted Frontex in an operation to check travel documents used by passengers travelling through the Romanian port of Constanta, a major port on the Black Sea.Frontex, the European Union agency for external border security, deployed intern...
15 July 2013

INTERPOL agreement with Eurojust to enhance law enforcement and justice cooperation

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between law enforcement and justice in combating serious and organized crime has been concluded by INTERPOL and Eurojust, the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit.Signed by Eurojust President Ms Michèle Coninsx and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, the MoU...
11 July 2013

Close cooperation between INTERPOL and France focus of visit by top policing officials

LYON, France – Director General of the French National Police, Claude Baland, today met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters, underscoring the close relationship between INTERPOL and France.The meeting focused on a range of law enforcement issues affecting national and international se...
09 July 2013

Seven-time world champion and Chess Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov checks in at INTERPOL headquarters

LYON, France – Chess Grandmaster and seven-time former World Champion Anatoly Karpov met with staff at the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters during his visit to Lyon as a delegate at the Technology Against Crime Forum.Comparing chess to policing, the Russian Grandmaster said; “to beat your opponent you need to create a plan, study the game of your...
08 July 2013

Spanish police chief visit to INTERPOL reinforces commitment to international law enforcement cooperation

LYON, France – Enhancing international law enforcement cooperation through increased support for training activities benefiting INTERPOL and its member countries was the focus of talks between Spain’s Director General of Police, Ignacio Cosido Gutierrez, and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headqua...
08 July 2013

Innovation in combating global security threats focus of Technology Against Crime Forum

LYON, France – Senior representatives from governments, law enforcement, industry, security and academia from around the world are gathering in Lyon for the first Technology Against Crime forum to identify and develop technology-led responses to evolving security challenges.Co-hosted by France's Ministry of the Interior and INTERPOL, the two-day conferenc...
17 June 2013

Monaco police chief visits INTERPOL ahead of landmark General Assembly

LYON, France –Monaco’s Director of Public Security and Head of National Central Bureau (NCB), Régis Asso was briefed on recent law enforcement successes involving the Principality during his visit to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon.During meetings with Director Asso and Deputy Director Richard Marangoni, INTERPOL Secretary...
22 May 2013

Ukraine’s international security role focus of Prosecutor General’s visit to INTERPOL

LYON, France – International law enforcement cooperation via INTERPOL’s global network was among the key issues in talks between the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Viktor Pshonka, and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.The visit by Mr Pshonka provided an opportunity for reviewing national...
17 May 2013

INTERPOL Chief’s first mission to Latvia recognizes country’s role in combating transnational crime

RIGA, Latvia – In his first mission to Latvia as INTERPOL Secretary General, Ronald K. Noble met with senior government and police officials to review crime threats and identify opportunities to further enhance the country’s global law enforcement cooperation via INTERPOL.The INTERPOL Chief’s discussions with Minister of the Interior Rihards Kozlovskis an...
14 May 2013

INTERPOL meeting in Budapest to steer European collaborative strategy against transnational crime

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Senior law enforcement officials from throughout Europe are gathering in Budapest for the 42nd INTERPOL European Regional Conference in order to boost regional strategic responses to contemporary international security threats.With the global dimensions between local and regional security issues under the spotlight, the role of strateg...
29 April 2013

INTERPOL recognizes Russian police for swift capture of suspect in fatal shooting in Belgorod

LYON, France – The Head of INTERPOL has recognized the professionalism of Russian law enforcement in the swift location and arrest of the suspect in the recent Belgorod shooting in which six people were killed, including a 14-year-old girl.Following the shooting on Monday 22 April, Russian authorities launched a massive manhunt involving some 2,000 office...
26 April 2013

French police break up international burglary network with support from INTERPOL and Europol

Nearly 20 individuals suspected of being part of a network of Georgian nationals linked to hundreds of burglaries and thefts across Paris have been arrested following an operation led by French police and supported by INTERPOL and Europol.The suspected ringleader of the group, a Georgian national wanted by Swiss authorities after escaping from prison, was...
26 April 2013

One of Italy’s most wanted arrested in Colombia with INTERPOL support

LYON, France – An international fugitive who was the subject of an internationally-wanted INTERPOL Red Notice requested by Italy has been arrested in Colombia after what a senior INTERPOL official described as exemplary international law enforcement cooperation.Domenico Trimboli, aged 58, is one of Italy’s most wanted men. With alleged links to the Ndrang...
24 April 2013

Seventh Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy opens in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Senior decision-makers from governments, law enforcement, customs and the private sector are gathering in Istanbul for the Seventh Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy to seek innovative responses to the illicit trade in counterfeit and pirated goods.More than 850 delegates from some 100 countries are attending the thr...
17 April 2013

Strengthening global policing response to new crime challenges focus of INTERPOL meeting

LYON, France – Addressing INTERPOL’s ninth Heads of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) conference, attended by some 280 delegates from 156 countries, INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi said that more than ever before contemporary crime was defined by its transnational nature.“INTERPOL needs to have a global view that is also local in its focus. This is...
16 April 2013

Use of INTERPOL global tools results in arrest of child abusers and rescue of victim

LYON, France – Close collaboration between law enforcement in Georgia, Israel and INTERPOL’s Crimes Against Children unit has led to the removal from harm of an 11-year-old girl and the arrest of a man accused of sexually abusing her and sharing the sexual abuse images online. The girl’s mother was also arrested for allegedly participating in the producti...
16 April 2013

Media invitation for 42nd INTERPOL European Regional Conference in Hungary

LYON, France – Senior law enforcement officials from throughout Europe will gather in Budapest, Hungary, from 14 – 16 May 2013 for the 42nd INTERPOL European Regional Conference.The conference will focus on a range of international crime issues, including: trafficking in human beings and illegal immigration cybercrime maritime piracy organized crime...
15 April 2013

INTERPOL targets escaped French gangster Redoine Faid with Red Notice

LYON, France – An INTERPOL Red Notice or international wanted persons alert has been issued for one of France’s most notorious criminals, Redoine Faid, who escaped from a detention centre near Lille after setting off a series of explosions and taking four guards hostage.The global alert was sent to all 190 member countries just hours after the breakout on...
11 April 2013

Pink Panthers investigators come together to share cases and experiences

VIENNA, Austria - Police officers from 20 countries working on cases related to the “Pink Panthers” groups of jewel thieves came together in Vienna this week to share information regarding ongoing investigations and successful arrests.The 7th Working Group on the Pink Panthers (11 and 12 April) brings together 60 investigators working on cases linked to t...
04 April 2013

Serbia visit to INTERPOL highlights need for global response to cybercrime threat

LYON, France –INTERPOL’s expanding role in fighting cybercrime internationally, in particular through the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), was the focus of today’s visit to the world police body’s headquarters by State Secretary of the Serbian Ministry of Interior, Vladimir Božović.As cybercrime is a growing problem in Serbia and throughout...
20 March 2013

Kaspersky Lab to support INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation with advanced tools and expertise

MOSCOW, Russia – Underlining the importance of collective efforts to fight cyber criminals and secure the Internet, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble met with Eugene Kaspersky, the founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, as part of efforts by the world police body to strengthen the global fight against cybercrime by engaging with private sector leaders...
20 March 2013

INTERPOL Secretary General pays tribute following death of Italian Police Chief

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble today expressed his deepest and sincerest condolences following the death of Prefect Antonio Manganelli, Chief of the Italian Police and Director General of Public Security of Italy.“Prefect Manganelli was a champion of international police cooperation. It was under his strong leadership that Italy...
20 March 2013

INTERPOL Chief underlines Russia’s strategic security role during Moscow visit

MOSCOW, Russia – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has highlighted Russia’s active role in international security efforts through its strategic importance in cross-border crime prevention and law enforcement cooperation in the region and beyond.At a meeting with Russia’s Minister of Interior and Head of Police, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, as part of a...
15 March 2013

Georgia minister visit to INTERPOL underlines close cooperation with formal recognition of travel document

LYON, France – Underlining Georgia’s commitment to global security and law enforcement cooperation, Minister of Internal Affairs Irakli Gharibashvili formally recognized the INTERPOL Travel Document during his visit to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.Minister Gharibashvili and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble signed the...
07 March 2013

Croatian police chief visit to INTERPOL focuses on reinforcing border security

LYON, France – During a visit today to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters, General Police Director of Croatia, Vlado Dominić, reinforced his country’s commitment to international police cooperation, in particular through the enhanced use of INTERPOL’s global tools and networks to protect Croatia’s and the European Union’s borders.With Croatia one...
31 January 2013

Strong cooperation between INTERPOL and France focus of visit by Interior Minister Valls

LYON, France – National and international security issues topped the agenda for France’s Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls’s first visit to the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon.The meeting with INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi, Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and other senior INTERPOL officials provided an overview of the wo...
22 January 2013

Appeal following aggravated theft of art from house in Belgium

Belgian police are appealing for assistance to locate more than 50 items stolen during an aggravated theft at a private residence in Namur, Belgium during the night of 31 December 2012.The thieves violently attacked the homeowner, leaving him with serious injuries, before escaping with the works of art including a valuable collection of 18th and 19th cent...
10 January 2013

Visit by Italy’s financial police chief to INTERPOL focuses on international cooperation and training

LYON, France – Identifying further areas of cooperation in which INTERPOL’s global tools and law enforcement network can support national and international efforts, including training, against financial crimes, was the focus of today’s visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters by the General Commander of Italy’s Guardia di Finanza Corps (GdF),...
12 December 2012

Greece to prosecute first maritime piracy case with evidence gathered by INTERPOL team

LYON, France – Evidence gathered by an INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT) following the release of the hijacked oil tanker Irene SL in April 2011 is to be used by Greece in its first maritime piracy prosecution.The announcement comes during a meeting between Chief of the Hellenic Police Lieutenant General Nikolaos Papagiannopoulos and INTERPOL Secretar...
16 November 2012

INTERPOL chief commends Bulgaria on the work of its police in fighting transnational organized crime

SOFIA, Bulgaria – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has complimented Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior and police in fighting all forms of serious crime and has called for a renewed global effort by INTERPOL member countries to help Bulgaria identify those behind the terrorist bombing attack on an Israeli tour bus in Burgas in August which left six...
08 November 2012

France’s Ballestrazzi becomes first female President of INTERPOL

ROME, Italy – INTERPOL’s 81st General Assembly has closed with delegates electing as the new President of INTERPOL Mireille Ballestrazzi, Deputy Central Director of the French Judicial Police.Mrs Ballestrazzi said she felt a great sense of pride and joy to have been elected as the President of INTERPOL and looked forward to serving all of INTERPOL’s 190 m...
07 November 2012

Global INTERPOL mobile tool to combat child sexual abuse launched with Canadian support

ROME, Italy – INTERPOL has launched the Victim Identification Laboratory, a global mobile investigative tool to assist in identifying and rescuing the victims of child sexual abuse, following an agreement with Canada.The laboratory is a mobile application which can be deployed at conferences, training courses and other law enforcement-related gatherings,...
06 November 2012

Historic INTERPOL General Assembly in Rome calls for stronger partnerships in combating crime

ROME, Italy – INTERPOL’s 81st General Assembly, the largest ever in the Organization’s history with more than 1,000 delegates from 170 countries, is calling on law enforcement to work closer together and develop partnerships in order to achieve sustainable success in identifying and combating future crime threats.The four-day conference (5 – 8 November) w...
05 November 2012

INTERPOL Ministerial Declaration looks to shape strategies against new aspects of contemporary violence

ROME, Italy – Close to 100 Justice, Home Affairs and Security Ministers from around the globe gathered as part of INTERPOL’s General Assembly have approved a joint declaration recognizing the need to identify viable strategies to effectively address the changing modes of contemporary criminal violence through greater shared intelligence and increased use...
05 November 2012

INTERPOL and Qatar 2022 Committee launch major sporting event security initiative

ROME, Italy – A groundbreaking initiative by INTERPOL to support the safety and security of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and other major sporting events over the next 10 years has been launched following an agreement with the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee worth USD 10 million.The agreement which will see the creation of the INTERPOL Group of Major Even...
05 November 2012

Global leaders gather at INTERPOL General Assembly in Rome to combat contemporary violence

ROME, Italy – In the largest-ever meeting of its kind, INTERPOL has brought together close to 100 Justice, Home Affairs and Security Ministers from around the globe to focus on criminal violence issues ranging from human trafficking to terrorist activities.The Ministerial meeting, which opened today and marks the beginning of the four-day (5 – 8 November)...
01 November 2012

INTERPOL to host largest-ever gathering of Ministers to address contemporary violence issues

ROME, Italy - INTERPOL’s General Assembly will bring together Justice, Home Affairs and Security Ministers from some 110 countries for the largest ever such gathering, which will focus on criminal violence issues ranging from human trafficking to terrorist activities.The Ministerial meeting, which marks the beginning of the four-day (5 – 8 November) confe...
23 October 2012

Belgian police chief visit to INTERPOL looks to expand cooperation

LYON, France – Identifying further areas of cooperation in which INTERPOL’s global tools and international law enforcement network can further support national and regional security was the focus of a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters today by Catherine De Bolle, Commissioner General of the Belgian Federal Police.In meetings with Secret...
17 October 2012

Spanish operation targeting criminal networks and money laundering supported by INTERPOL

MADRID, Spain – Nearly 80 people have been arrested across Spain and some EUR 10 million seized in an operation to break up criminal networks of Chinese origin involved in money laundering and other financial crimes.Operation Emperador, organized by the Spanish police with support from INTERPOL, saw more than 120 raids carried out on industrial zones, car...
15 October 2012

Ibero-American agreement with INTERPOL to promote police and judicial cooperation

MADRID, Spain – An agreement between the Conference of Ministers of Justice of Ibero-American Countries (COMJIB), encompassing the Ibero-American Network of International Judicial Cooperation (IberRed), and INTERPOL has been signed to promote judicial and police cooperation at the national, regional and international levels.The Memorandum of Understanding...
11 October 2012

INTERPOL Chief meets Italian Minister of Interior ahead of Rome Ministerial meeting

ROME, Italy ‒ INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and Italy’s Minister of Interior, Annamaria Cancellieri, have met to discuss international law enforcement cooperation ahead of a meeting of some 100 interior and justice ministers which Italy will be hosting in Rome on 5 November as part of INTERPOL’s 81st General Assembly (5-8 November 2012).The M...
18 September 2012

INTERPOL launches new unit to assist member countries combat chemical and explosives terrorism

TALLINN, Estonia – Criminal investigators, bomb technicians, forensic scientists and other specialists from around the world are gathering at the INTERPOL Chemical and Explosives Terrorism Prevention Global Conference in Tallinn, Estonia.The two-day conference (18 and 19 September), organized by INTERPOL’s newly created Chemical and Explosives Terrorism P...
30 August 2012

INTERPOL publishes images of alleged bus bombing accomplice at request of Bulgaria

LYON, France – All INTERPOL member countries have been asked by Bulgarian authorities to make public a driving licence photo and computer-generated images of a suspected accomplice to the man responsible for the bomb attack in July on an Israeli tour bus outside Burgas airport in Bulgaria, as part of a public appeal to identify the man.The suspected accom...
16 August 2012

INTERPOL Red Notice for Julian Assange remains in force

LYON, France – INTERPOL confirms that its Red Notice, or international wanted persons alert, issued for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Sweden’s request in November 2010 remains valid.Confirmation that Mr Assange’s Red Notice status remains in force follows Thursday’s decision by authorities in Ecuador to grant asylum to Mr Assange, two months after h...
08 August 2012

INTERPOL operation leads to arrest of mastermind of multimillion Euro car smuggling ring

LYON, France – The suspected mastermind behind a global car smuggling ring, estimated to have trafficked luxury and sports vehicles worth around EUR 6 million since 2009, has been arrested following an INTERPOL-coordinated operation.The Russian national was taken into custody in Venice, Italy following INTERPOL’s Operation Eastbound which coordinated the...
07 August 2012

US and Dutch police cooperation using INTERPOL tools in child sex abuse investigation sets a global example

LYON, France – Decisive action by US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in sharing seized child sexual abuse images with specialist investigators worldwide via INTERPOL, resulting in the break-up of an international abuse network, has been commended by the head of the world police body as ‘exemplary’ in global...
02 August 2012

Bulgaria asks INTERPOL member countries to publish image of terrorist bus bombing suspect

LYON, France – Bulgaria has asked all INTERPOL member countries to make public a computer generated image of the suspected terrorist responsible for the bombing attack on an Israeli tour bus outside Burgas airport in Bulgaria, in a bid to identify the man.Remains of the man recovered from the scene of the fatal attack on 18 July, in which five Israelis an...
25 July 2012

Thousands arrested in INTERPOL operation targeting illegal trade in birds

LYON, France – More than 8,700 birds and animals, including reptiles, mammals and insects have been seized and nearly 4,000 people arrested in an operation across 32 countries coordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal trade and exploitation of birds and their products.Operation Cage, which included national wildlife enforcement authorities, police, cust...
19 July 2012

INTERPOL deploying team to assist Bulgarian investigation into suicide terrorist bomb attack on Israeli tour bus

LYON, France – INTERPOL is to deploy an Incident Response Team (IRT) to Bulgaria to assist national authorities in their investigation into the suicide terrorist bombing attack on an Israeli tour bus which killed five Israelis, the Bulgarian driver, the presumed terrorist and injured more than 30 others.Condemning the ‘cowardly’ attack, INTERPOL Secretary...
17 July 2012

International operation led by INTERPOL reveals scale of illicit goods trafficking

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation against illicit goods trafficking across Eastern Europe has revealed the extent and increasingly elaborate methods used by transnational crime groups to traffic illicit goods with more than 1,400 individuals arrested or under investigation and the seizure of 7.3 million trafficked goods.The month-long Operation Bla...
04 July 2012

Dutch football association visits INTERPOL to boost sports integrity cooperation

LYON, France ‒ Senior officials from the governing body of football in the Netherlands, the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), have met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat to discuss cooperation with INTERPOL’s Integrity in Sport Unit.With INTERPOL having agreed a 10-year initiative wi...
02 July 2012

INTERPOL chief praises safe conclusion of EURO 2012 in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine - With the final whistle blown on EURO 2012, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble praised the international teamwork which resulted in a safe and secure football tournament by co-hosts Ukraine and Poland and the wider policing community.During his mission to Ukraine, the Head of INTERPOL visited the EURO 2012 International Police Coope...
02 July 2012

Belgian police release CCTV footage from violent robbery in bid to identify attackers

Belgian police have released CCTV images in a bid to identify three men wanted in connection with the violent robbery of a jewellery store in which the shop owner and her husband were left seriously injured.At around 10am on Monday 4 June two men walked into the jewellery shop on Vlasmark in Dendermonde where they sold a gold necklace. One of the men iden...
29 June 2012

Euro 2012 security focus of INTERPOL Chief mission to Poland

WARSAW, Poland – Security measures implemented for EURO 2012 and beyond were key areas for discussion during INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble’s mission to Poland, which is co-hosting the football championships.In addition to high-level meetings with Minister of Interior, Jacek Cichocki and Commander in Chief of the Polish Police, Marek Działoszy...
27 June 2012

Public tip-off leads to arrest in Croatia of Dutch murder suspect targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France – A Dutch national suspected of murder in Belgium and wanted as part of an INTERPOL operation targeting fugitives worldwide has been arrested by police in Croatia, following a tip-off from a member of the public in Ireland.Morgan Schreurs, who is accused of killing a woman he met in a bar in November 1999, is one of the targets highlighted as...
11 June 2012

Italy’s fight against mafia a blueprint against transnational organized crime, INTERPOL Chief tells Palermo meeting

PALERMO, Italy ‒ INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has said that global efforts against transnational organized crime can learn from the effective international police cooperation and national resolve which underpin Italy’s on-going struggle against the mafia.Speaking at the Third Experts Meeting (11-13 June) of the Digest of Organized Crime Case...
04 June 2012

INTERPOL commends international police cooperation resulting in swift arrest of suspected Canadian killer

LYON, France ‒ The arrest in Germany of Luka Rocco Magnotta, a Canadian national suspected of murder and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally-wanted persons, highlights the essential role of international police cooperation and sharing intelligence in fugitive investigations, a senior INTERPOL official has said.At the request of Canad...
11 May 2012

INTERPOL updates global alert for Madeleine McCann

LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued an updated global alert in relation to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from a holiday resort in Portugal on 3 May 2007, to include an age-progressed image showing how she may look today.Detectives from London’s Metropolitan Police Service conducting an investigative review into the disappearance of the then three-y...
08 May 2012

INTERPOL European conference builds on regional strength to combat global crimes

TEL AVIV, Israel – Developing innovative solutions through building on past experience is key in identifying and addressing future crime threats, chiefs of police and ministers from throughout Europe heard on the opening day of INTERPOL’s 41st European Regional Conference in Tel Aviv.With transnational issues including cybercrime, terrorism, organized cri...
20 April 2012

Montenegro police chief’s visit to INTERPOL highlights country’s leadership in regional police cooperation

LYON, France ‒ Enhancing collaboration with INTERPOL against transnational organized crime in Montenegro and across Europe was the focus of a meeting today between Montenegro’s Director of Police, Božidar Vuksanović, and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.With Montenegro currently holding...
22 March 2012

Successful resolution of Toulouse shootings investigation praised by INTERPOL

LYON, France – Today’s successful resolution of the criminal investigation by French authorities into the series of deadly shootings in Toulouse in Southwest France by Mohamed Merah in which seven people, including three children, were murdered, has been praised by INTERPOL. Head of the world police body, Secretary General Ronald K. Noble commended the va...
01 April 2012

INTERPOL praises capture of mafia boss in Thailand

LYON, France – The detention in Bangkok of a man wanted in Italy for mafia-related criminal conspiracy and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally-wanted persons has been praised by INTERPOL Chief Ronald K. Noble as an example of effective international police cooperation.Vito Roberto Palazzolo, aged 64, was stopped by the Royal Thai pol...
16 March 2012

French Minister updated on INTERPOL sports integrity initiatives

LYON, France – A visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters saw France’s Minister of Sport, David Douillet updated on the range of the world police body’s security initiatives to support law enforcement worldwide in combating all types of illicit activity relating to sport.High on the agenda was INTERPOL’s joint efforts with the World Anti-Dopin...
05 March 2012

INTERPOL and Italian National Police launch inaugural high-level seminar under FIFA grant to fight match-fixing

ROME, Italy – Italy’s hosting of the inaugural high-level seminar on sports integrity, for the first time bringing together all stakeholders - law enforcement, sports authorities, players, referees and teams - has been hailed by INTERPOL as a landmark occasion in the global fight against match-fixing and illegal betting in sports.Organized by the Italian...
27 February 2012

International conference aims to boost cooperation in fight against nuclear smuggling

WARSAW, Poland – Preventing and responding to nuclear and radiological threats was the focus of the Law Enforcement Counter Nuclear Smuggling Conference, held from 21-23 February in Warsaw, Poland.The conference, organized by INTERPOL and the Polish Government and held in preparation for the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit that will take place in Seoul, Sout...
20 February 2012

Visit by French Minister of Justice underlines strong ties between INTERPOL and France

LYON, France – France’s Minister of Justice, Michel Mercier, today met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters, underlining the close relationship between INTERPOL and France which has hosted the organization since 1946.The Minister discussed a range of law enforcement issues affecting na...
01 February 2012

INTERPOL issues global alert for missing Swiss mother and child

LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued an international Yellow Notice, or missing persons alert for 35-year-old Mizué Bachelard and her seven-year-old daughter Hanaé from Chexbres near Lausanne, Switzerland who have not been seen since the evening of Thursday 26 January.Mrs Bachelard and her daughter stopped to fill their car, a blue Nissan Micra registration...
18 January 2012

Belarus officially recognizes INTERPOL passport

LYON, France – Belarus today became the latest INTERPOL member country to officially recognize the world police organization’s passport, providing visa waiver status for individuals travelling on official business.Minister of Internal Affairs for Belarus, Anatoly Kuleshov signed the agreement during a visit to the world police body’s General Secretariat h...
16 January 2012

Italy’s head of criminal police visits INTERPOL ahead of Rome General Assembly

LYON, France – Italy’s Director General of Criminal Police and Deputy Director General of Public Security, Prefect Francesco Cirillo, today met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters to discuss security measures aimed at enhancing international cooperation against cross-border crime.With Rome hosting...
13 January 2012

Visit by Romania’s Inspector General of Police to INTERPOL emphasizes role of international law enforcement cooperation

LYON, France – Enhancing international cooperation against transnational organized crime was the focus of a meeting today between Romania’s Inspector General of Police, Liviu Popa, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.Law enforcement initiatives against cross-border crimes such as human tr...
12 January 2012

Austrian security chief’s visit to INTERPOL underlines country’s international security role

LYON, France – Austria’s Director General for Public Security, Herbert Anderl, today met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters to discuss security measures aimed at enhancing international cooperation against transnational crime.The visit by Mr Anderl underlined the close relationship between Austri...
16 December 2011

US law enforcement uses INTERPOL global database to catch and convict California multiple rapist

LYON, France ‒ The conviction in the US of an Afghan national wanted internationally for a series of rapes after a DNA match made by INTERPOL led to the suspect’s arrest in Austria in 2010 has been hailed by INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble as an example of what can be achieved through international police cooperation.Ali Achekzai, aged 33, who...
16 December 2011

Coin dealers alerted by INTERPOL over illegal sales of ancient Roman treasures

LYON, France – Specialist dealers and collectors are being warned about the illegal sale of the so-called ‘Lava Treasure’ of ancient Roman gold coins and plates after a number of items were recovered from the open market. INTERPOL and French police are working to recover the ancient coins.The rare collection, which dates back to 300 AD, is believed to hav...
08 December 2011

French support boosts INTERPOL’s global efforts against maritime piracy

LYON, France - The Special Representative of France's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in charge of coordination of the international war against piracy, Jocelyne Caballero, has met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble as part of the close collaboration between France and the world police body on enhancing international efforts against...
01 December 2011

First Lady of Azerbaijan honoured by INTERPOL Secretary General

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Mehriban Aliyeva, the First Lady of the  Republic of Azerbaijan, and President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, as well as an internationally respected humanitarian, has received the inaugural INTERPOL Fund for a Safer World medal at the Foundation’s headquarters in Baku....
28 November 2011

French Interior Minister’s visit reinforces strong relations between INTERPOL and France

LYON, France – France’s Minister of the Interior, Claude Guéant, has met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble to discuss a range of policing issues aimed at safeguarding national and international security.The visit, which underlines the close relationship between France and INTERPOL whose world headquarters were established in the country in 1...
15 November 2011

International table top exercise to prevent chemical weapon terror attacks hosted by the Netherlands

More than 120 representatives from 35 countries took part in Chemshield 2011, an international table top exercise focusing on preventing terrorist attacks with chemical weapons, organized by the Netherlands National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security.The four-day event (8-11 November) which follows the successful international nuclear exercise...
10 November 2011

INTERPOL joins Frontex in operation to detect fraudulent travel documents at Italy’s airports

INTERPOL recently joined forces with Frontex, the European Union agency for external border security, to hold a joint operation in Italy to detect fraudulent travel documents at the country’s busiest airports.The aim of Frontex’s Operation Hammer was to prevent criminals using stolen or lost travel documents from entering the European Union, and to disman...
08 November 2011

Organized crime and regional cooperation focus of Ukraine prosecutor visit to INTERPOL

LYON, France –The importance of enhancing international cooperation in the areas of economic and financial crime, money laundering and corruption were among the key issues highlighted during a visit by First Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Renat Kuzmin, to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon today.During discussions with...
19 October 2011

Italy first country to officially support INTERPOL-FIFA initiative to fight match-fixing

ROME, Italy – An agreement signed by Italy today makes it the first INTERPOL member country to officially endorse the initiative agreed in May between the world police body and FIFA to target match-fixing and illegal and irregular betting across the globe.Italy’s Minister of the Interior Roberto Maroni, who witnessed the signing of the memorandum of under...
14 October 2011

INTERPOL Chief says Commonwealth of Independent States collaboration is a model for other regions

YEREVAN, Armenia – Addressing the Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Yerevan today, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said that the region’s impressive cooperation with the world police body played an important role in the global fight against crime and terrorism.Mr Noble’s remarks follow h...
07 October 2011

International cooperation sees arrest of Romanian INTERPOL Red Notice suspect

LYON, France – A Romanian national who is the subject of an INTERPOL  Red Notice for internationally-wanted persons has been arrested in Spain following close collaboration between INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus in Romania and Spain and INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support (FIS) unit at its General Secretariat headquarters.Ioan Clamparu, aged 4...
06 October 2011

INTERPOL Chief’s visit to Azerbaijan highlights country's international security role in Europe and Central Asia

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Advancing international law enforcement collaboration on a national and regional scale was the focus of INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble’s high-level meetings during a visit to Azerbaijan.With a meeting between Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Mr Noble highlighting the essential role played by international security coo...
23 September 2011

INTERPOL radiological and nuclear investigations training course in Poland seeks to boost common action plan

WARSAW, Poland – Representatives of 10 Eastern European countries gathered last week to learn how to conduct effective investigations into instances of suspected criminal acts involving radiological and nuclear (RN) weapons, materials and technology. Experienced investigators from law enforcement, customs and other security forces teamed up with their cou...
19 September 2011

INTERPOL Chief's visit to Georgia underlines Eurasia's strategic role in global law enforcement collaboration

TBILISI, Georgia – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has met with Georgia's Minister of Internal Affairs, Ivane Merabishvili, to discuss priority areas for enhanced collaboration in national, regional and global security.A key topic during Secretary General Noble's visit to Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs on Monday was how INTERPOL can wor...
29 July 2011

First-time visit to Skopje by INTERPOL Secretary General underlines international police cooperation

SKOPJE – In his first mission to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has met with senior government and police officials to recognize the country’s contribution to global policing cooperation.During the two-day visit, in addition to discussions with the Minister of Internal Affairs Gordana Jankuloska and D...
27 July 2011

Czech Police President underscores commitment to INTERPOL with secondment of officer

LYON, France – The Czech Republic’s commitment to supporting international law enforcement cooperation via INTERPOL was underlined during today’s visit by Police President Petr Lessy to the General Secretariat headquarters.Already among the top 10 users and/or contributors to INTERPOL’s global databases for Stolen and Lost Travel Documents, stolen motor v...
26 July 2011

Monaco Minister briefed on joint successes during INTERPOL visit

LYON, France – Minister of State for Monaco, Michel Roger was briefed on recent law enforcement successes involving the Principality and other INTERPOL member countries during his visit today to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon.During discussion with the country’s highest ranking government official, INTERPOL Secretary Gene...
23 July 2011

INTERPOL condemns deadly Norway attacks and impersonation of Police official in island shooting

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has condemned the two terror attacks in Norway, and described the suspect’s wearing of a police uniform in the shooting at the youth camp as ‘particularly appalling’.Secretary General Noble said that INTERPOL’s full resources were at the disposal of the Norwegian authorities investigating the bomb...
20 July 2011

Serbian determination results in arrest of Goran Hadzic, the last Balkans war fugitive

LYON, France – Today’s arrest by Serbian authorities of Goran Hadzic, wanted by a United Nations war crimes tribunal on crimes against humanity and war crimes charges, and who was the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice, or internationally wanted persons alert, has been praised by the world police body as an important step in international justice.Hadzic,...
09 June 2011

INTERPOL and Polish police seize 18 stolen vehicles

INTERPOL and Polish officials have seized 18 high-value vehicles that had been stolen from EU countries in a three-day operation along Poland’s eastern border region.Thousands of vehicles were examined at checkpoints in a bid to identify stolen cars and help dismantle the criminal organizations that are active in Poland, which is both a transit and final...
26 May 2011

INTERPOL lauds Serbian arrest of fugitive Balkans war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic

LYON, France – The arrest earlier today by Serbian police of Ratko Mladic, wanted by a United Nations war crimes tribunal on charges of genocide and who was the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally wanted persons, has been praised by the world police body as advancing the cause of international justice.Mladic, the fugitive former Bosnian...
20 May 2011

Collaboration focus of visit to INTERPOL by Swiss State Council member

LYON, France – Geneva canton Council of State member Isabel Rochat today met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble to discuss the role of international collaboration in national, regional and international security, and how INTERPOL's international law enforcement network connects Europe to other regions. With security part of the Swiss off...
17 May 2011

Visit to INTERPOL by Luxembourg's Interior Minister underlines role of international law enforcement co-operation

LYON, France – The Minister of the Interior of Luxembourg, Jean-Marie Halsdorf, has met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble to discuss areas for extending collaboration in national, regional and international security as well as the role of INTERPOL as a link between Europe and other regions.With the partnership between INTERPOL and the Europe...
13 May 2011

INTERPOL confirms that fingerprints from April 2011 Minsk subway terror attack suspect match those of July 2008 Minsk terror bombing

MINSK, Belarus – INTERPOL has confirmed that two previously unlinked terrorist attacks in Minsk were perpetrated by the same person after a fingerprint match was established at INTERPOL's General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon after it received fingerprint specimens from law enforcement officials in Belarus.Confirmation from INTERPOL's General Secretari...
12 May 2011

INTERPOL Secretary General makes official visit to Minsk

MINSK, Belarus - INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble today arrived in Belarus on a two-day working visit. The main objective of the visit by INTERPOL’s top official is to discuss the deadly terrorist attack on a Minsk subway on 11 April this year and to determine how INTERPOL can provide law enforcement officials of Belarus with further assistance...
15 April 2011

INTERPOL hunt for international fugitives leads to numerous arrests across South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An INTERPOL operation targeting 207 internationally-wanted fugitives wanted for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, organized crime and child sexual abuse believed to be hiding in South America has led to arrests across the continent and new investigative leads established for almost a quarter.Investigative leads develop...
07 April 2011

International law enforcement collaboration focus of visit by Norway's crime investigation chief to INTERPOL

LYON, France - A visit to INTERPOL's General Secretariat headquarters today by Norway's Director of National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS), Odd Reidar Humlegaard, provided an opportunity in meetings with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and senior INTERPOL officials to review on-going law enforcement collaborative efforts and areas for...
07 April 2011

Head of Moscow airport terror attack probe provides INTERPOL with investigative leads

LYON, France - In a landmark move for international law enforcement co-operation between Russia and INTERPOL against terrorism, the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Alexander Bastrykin, today met with the head of INTERPOL to deliver key investigative findings for follow-up by INTERPOL in the on-going investigation into the Do...
19 January 2011

Slovak police chief visit to INTERPOL underlines strong links between national and global security

LYON, France - The President of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic, Jaroslav Spisiak, has met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble to discuss areas for enhanced collaboration in national and global security, particularly in light of the upcoming World Ice Hockey Championships to be hosted by Slovakia in April and May this year.An INTERPOL...