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INTERPOL Buenos Aires celebrates 50th anniversary

INTERPOL Buenos Aires celebrates 50th anniversary

Head of INTERPOL Regional Bureau for the Americas, Rafael Pena, hands over the commemorative plaque to the Head of INTERPOL Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodriguez, and AFP’s International Coordination Department Director, Mario Bourbotte.

February 2012

The Argentine Federal Police (AFP) celebrated five decades of international police success by awarding its INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) a plaque commemorating its 50th year since official ratification by the President of the Republic in 1962.

Becoming an INTERPOL member country during the 16th General Assembly session held in Paris in June 1947, the NCB has since played a key role in assisting AFP in fighting and investigating drug trafficking, corruption, organized crime and fraud.

A key player in strengthening national security, INTERPOL Buenos Aires has given police across the country instant and automated access to INTERPOL’s global databases, enabling them to obtain critical data on wanted persons, vehicles and stolen and lost travel documents in just seconds.