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  • Member since :
    27 November 1989
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Mozambique

Mozambique Republic Police

Law enforcement services in Mozambique are provided by the Mozambique Republic Police (MRP).  The MRP is headed by a General Commander who carries the rank of Inspector General.

Mission:

  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Maintain public order;
  • Create a safe and secure environment.

INTERPOL Maputo

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Mozambique is part of the MRP’s Criminal Investigation Department. It provides operational support in a wide range of specialized crime areas, including:

  • Drugs;
  • Fugitives;
  • Illegal firearms trafficking;
  • Illegal immigration;
  • Motor vehicle theft;
  • Property crime;
  • Stock theft;
  • Trafficking in human beings.

INTERPOL Maputo carries out regular operations with neighbouring countries to counter motor vehicle theft and trace missing people and fugitives. The NCB works regularly with countries in the region but also across the world in facilitating police cooperation and helping to bring any investigation involving Mozambique or Mozambicans to successful fruition.  

INTERPOL Maputo in action
12 July 2016

1,500 police in operation targeting crime networks across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and environmental crime has resulted in nearly 4,500 arrests.To address the wide-ranging yet often interlinked types of crime across the region, some 1,500 officers were deployed...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
22 December 2015

Elephant ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted across Africa in Operation Worthy II

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation targeting ivory trafficking in Africa has resulted in 376 arrests, the seizure of 4.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and rhino horn and the investigation of 25 criminal groups involved in the illicit trade.Operation Worthy II took place from January to October and involved law enforcement across 11 African countries: Eth...
29 November 2013

Ivory and illegal timber seized in INTERPOL-coordinated operation across Africa

LYON, France – More than 240 kg of elephant ivory and 856 timber logs have been seized and 660 people arrested during an INTERPOL-coordinated operation combating ivory trafficking and illegal logging across Southern and Eastern Africa.As part of INTERPOL’s Project Wisdom and Project Leaf, the operation jointly targeted ivory smuggling and illegal logging,...
08 August 2013

Human, drugs and arms traffickers targeted in operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting a range of cross-border crimes has resulted in the rescue of human trafficking victims, the seizure of drugs, guns and stolen vehicles and the recovery of smuggled goods including ivory and diamonds.Codenamed Usalama – which means ‘safety’ – the operation was led by the Eastern Afr...
30 November 2012

Mozambique seeks to enhance environmental security with INTERPOL seminar

MAPUTO, Mozambique ‒ Environmental law enforcement authorities in Mozambique have taken the first step towards improving environmental protection in the country, by holding an INTERPOL National Environmental Security Seminar (NESS).The two-day (19 and 20 November) NESS meeting, hosted by the Ministry of Interior, was attended by officers from seven police...
19 June 2012

INTERPOL’s largest operation combating illegal ivory trafficking targets criminal syndicates

LYON, France – INTERPOL’s largest ever transnational operation targeting criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory has resulted in more than 200 arrests and the seizure of nearly two tonnes of contraband elephant ivory.The three-month long Operation Worthy, which involved 14 countries across Eastern, Southern and Western Africa also r...
29 August 2011

INTERPOL-supported training aims to curb wildlife trafficking across Southern Africa

GABORONE, Botswana – Law enforcement officers from eleven southern African countries have completed an intensive six-day training course on wildlife law enforcement organized by INTERPOL, designed by Environment Canada and primarily funded by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).The six-day workshop (22-27 August) was designed to improve gove...