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Operational support

Timely investigative support is vital in asset recovery cases that cross multiple borders, in order to locate, freeze, confiscate and finally repatriate stolen assets.

However, the lack of understanding of the legal, administrative and other procedural requirements in other countries can present a major barrier for investigators.

In such a situation, at the request of the member country pursuing the investigation, INTERPOL invites the case officers from all the jurisdictions concerned for an operational coordination meeting. This helps remove any procedural barriers and identify a clear way forward.

Corruption Response Teams

In addition, Corruption Response Teams (CRTs) can be deployed at short notice to work hand in hand with investigators and prosecutors, providing them with strong mentoring and technical support.

CRTs are designed to function as small teams of experts in various fields, composed of INTERPOL staff and/or partners and deployed for short periods of time to provide precise assistance on specific issues requiring support.

  • CRTs are multidisciplinary, providing for each case a small team of experts in IT forensics, legal matters and experienced police officers.  They also offer various kinds of assistance depending on the case and the request made by the country.
  • CRTs are only deployable following a formal request made by the official government of a member country through their National Central Bureau.
News
04 June 2015

Combating corruption in the forestry sector focus of INTERPOL training in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Anti-corruption investigators and forestry law enforcement officials from across Southeast Asia have gathered in Malaysia to strengthen collaboration and investigative skills, to more effectively fight corruption in the forestry sector.The 11th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes and Asset Recovery was o...
13 May 2015

New INTERPOL notice could provide global link in targeting criminal assets

BERLIN, Germany – The development of new operational tools to assist law enforcement in tracing and recovering criminal assets was the focus of the INTERPOL Expert Working Group on the Identification, Location and Seizure of Assets.During its third and final meeting, the group outlined several recommendations including the creation of a new INTERPOL notic...
30 April 2015

INTERPOL strengthens cooperation in combating corruption and money laundering in Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile – Enhancing skills in asset recovery and money laundering investigations was the focus of a specialized training course for law enforcement officers in Latin America.Part of an ongoing project coordinated by INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America and the Financial Action Group of Latin America (GAFILAT) supported by the European Unio...
30 January 2015

Estonia hosts INTERPOL workshop on anti-corruption and financial crimes

TALLINN, Estonia – Heads of anti-corruption agencies, senior investigators and prosecutors came together in Estonia for the 10th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery to examine the challenges to successful investigations and prosecutions of corruption-related cases, and to discuss possible sol...
23 December 2014

Identifying new law enforcement tools to enhance asset tracing and recovery focus of INTERPOL meeting

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Identifying new mechanisms to assist law enforcement efforts in identifying and seizing criminal assets was the focus of an INTERPOL meeting at the United Nations headquarters.During the three-day (17 – 19 December) working group meeting some 90 experts from 32 countries and six international organizations, including a number of...
11 September 2014

INTERPOL-StAR conference aims to increase cooperation in asset recovery investigations

VIENNA, Austria – Ensuring asset recovery investigators have the tools and global support to carry out transnational investigations was the focus of the 5th Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery in Vienna.More than 170 anti-corruption investigators and prosecutors from 79 countries attended the two-day (9 and 10 September) meeting, organized by...
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...
14 February 2014

Combating corruption in business transactions focus of INTERPOL workshop

NEW DELHI, India – Heads of anti-corruption agencies, senior investigators and prosecutors have come together in India to discuss ways to successfully identify, investigate and prosecute cases of corruption in foreign business transactions at the 7th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes and Asset Recovery.The five-day (10 – 14 Fe...