Organized crime

Definitions of what constitutes organized crime vary widely from country to country. Organized networks are typically involved in many different types of criminal activity spanning several countries.

These activities may include trafficking in humans, illicit goods, weapons and drugs, armed robbery, counterfeiting and money laundering. Indeed, almost all the crimes areas that we tackle at INTERPOL have an organized aspect.

In this section we focus on three projects that were set up in response to very particular types of criminal network, each of which comes with its unique set of challenges.

These projects facilitate cooperation among our member countries and stimulate the exchange of information between all national and international enforcement bodies concerned with countering these problems.

Our aims within these projects are to:

  • Provide professional and technical expertise;
  • Collect, analyse and disseminate relevant police data;
  • Coordinate international investigations;
  • Identify, establish and maintain contact with experts in the field;
  • Publish manuals, handbooks and reports for investigators.

Additionally, we pursue strategic partnerships with other international organizations and institutions active in specific crime areas, and carry out joint projects on an international level.

18 November 2015

Indian prime minister and INTERPOL Chief discuss cooperation

18 November 2015

Global asset recovery cooperation focus of INTERPOL-StAR conference

12 November 2015

Global security needs to align with today’s threats – INTERPOL Chief at migration summit

05 November 2015

INTERPOL General Assembly approves blueprint for Organization’s future

03 November 2015

US Attorney General highlights need for ‘rule of law’ in address to INTERPOL General Assembly

02 November 2015

World’s police chiefs to address global threats at INTERPOL General Assembly in Rwanda

16 October 2015

INTERPOL-Europol forum outlines steps against people smuggling

15 October 2015

INTERPOL-Europol forum targets migrant smuggling networks

08 October 2015

Operation targeting drug trafficking nets couriers in Latin America and Africa

27 September 2015

Global initiative launched to counter the destruction and trafficking of cultural property by terrorist and organized crime groups

23 September 2015

INTERPOL and FBI to forge closer ties against terrorism and cybercrime

23 September 2015

Global action against intellectual property crime focus of international conference

21 September 2015

South American operation targets crime networks behind fake goods

15 September 2015

Strengthening regional and global security focus of INTERPOL Chief’s visit to Argentina

04 August 2015

Illegal online gambling in Asia targeted in INTERPOL operation

08 July 2015

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister visit to INTERPOL focuses on terrorism and cybercrime

25 June 2015

Official visit to INTERPOL by Frances Fitzgerald, Ireland’s Minister for Justice and Equality

08 April 2015

INTERPOL meeting supports fight against drug trafficking across Africa

24 March 2015

Enhancing cooperation in combating organized crime and terrorism focus of INTERPOL meeting

31 December 2014

Fakes worth EUR 37 million seized in INTERPOL coordinated operations across Europe

15 December 2014

INTERPOL operation in Central America and the Caribbean nets almost 30 tonnes of drugs

12 September 2014

International jewel thief wanted via INTERPOL nabbed by Swiss police