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INTERPOL Cairo staff at work

Law Enforcement services in Egypt are provided through different units of the Ministry of Interior. 

Ministry mandate:

  • Ensure public security and safety;
  • Ensure state security;
  • Manage and train the special forces;
  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Administer identity (passports, visas, border control);
  • Administer licenses (guns, vehicles, and so on);
  • Provide prison services;
  • Control traffic;
  • Provide police training.

INTERPOL Cairo

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Egypt is housed by the Public Security Sector of the International and Arab Criminal Police Unit. It is staffed by a combination of police and administrative staff.

Mandate:

  • Serve as the exclusive communication channel for police information flow between domestic law enforcement entities and the INTERPOL community;
  • Facilitate the location and extradition of foreign fugitives in Egypt and of Egyptian fugitives abroad;
  • Facilitate domestic access to INTERPOL’s global police communications system (I-24/7) and databases;
  • Collect and exchange criminal data required for foreign and domestic investigations in a timely manner;
  • Conduct identity and criminal history checks on people requesting credit facilities;
  • Organize and take part in INTERPOL training sessions and conferences both in Egypt and worldwide.

NCB Cairo places particular emphasis on exchanging intelligence with INTERPOL member countries to boost the fight against:

  • Terrorism;
  • Drug trafficking;
  • Trafficking in organs;
  • Illegal immigration;
  • Organized crime;
  • People smuggling;
  • Trafficking in cultural heritage;
  • High-tech crime;
  • Sexual offences against children.

Strengthening border security

As part of a strategy to boost national security and prevent criminal activity in Egypt, INTERPOL Cairo recently arranged for its frontline police officers to have direct access to INTERPOL’s global databases.  This means that police in the field now have hands-on access to critical data on wanted persons, vehicles and stolen and lost travel documents. 

With this new capacity, Egyptian police officers in the following border control units can quickly determine if a person is a potential threat to national security:

  • General Directorate of Cairo International Airport;
  • General Directorate of Port Security (33 national ports and airports);
  • General Directorate of the Port of Alexandria.

Shortly, the following additional national end-points will also be given access to INTERPOL databases by INTERPOL Cairo:

  • General Directorate of Anti-Narcotics;
  • General Department of the Public Funds Crime Investigation Police;
  • General Administration of Criminal Evidence Verification;
  • Passports, Emigration and Nationality Administration.
INTERPOL Cairo in action
02 April 2014

INTERPOL condemns killing of police officers in Afghanistan and Egypt

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has condemned two deadly attacks which have killed police officers in Egypt and Afghanistan.Brigadier General Tariq al-Mirjawi died and five others were injured in a twin bomb blast next to a police post near Cairo University.INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Kabul has confirmed that six...
17 January 2014

Enhancing fugitive investigations focus of INTERPOL workshop for North Africa and Middle East

LYON, France – Enhancing fugitive investigations and developing best practice was the focus of a workshop at the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters for officers from North Africa and the Middle East.The five-day (13 – 17 January) meeting brought together 24 officials dealing with international search requests and fugitives in order to better develo...
13 June 2013

Egypt drops premeditated murder charge from Abdel Latif Red Notice

On 13 June 2013, INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Cairo asked that the Red Notice previously issued at its request for Sayed Abdel Latif on 1 October 2001 be changed to remove any charges relating to premeditated murder, destruction of property, and possession of firearms, ammunition and explosives without a permit.The remaining offences listed...
23 April 2012

INTERPOL’s rules prohibit publication of Red Notices requested by Egypt for NGO workers

LYON, France – The INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France has refused a request by Egyptian authorities to issue Red Notices, or international wanted persons alerts, for 15 individuals with links to several US-based non governmental organizations (NGOs) after ruling that it would be in violation of the Organization’s regulations.Followi...
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...
14 December 2010

Egypt enhances national security through recognition of INTERPOL Travel Document

LYON, France – Egypt has become the first country in North Africa to officially recognize the INTERPOL Travel Document, demonstrating its commitment to enhancing international police co-operation to benefit public safety and security.The decision by Egypt, which means that holders of the INTERPOL Travel Document travelling on official police business will...
29 May 2009

Arrests and major seizure of counterfeit medicines across Egypt follow international co-operation with INTERPOL and IMPACT stake-holders

As part of an ongoing transnational investigation against counterfeit medical products, Egyptian police authorities have carried out a series of raids in strategic locations during the past two months, resulting in the arrests of five key suspects and the recovery of millions of potentially life-threatening counterfeit medicines worth hundreds of millions...

Red Notices 131

SAAD
MOHAMED ASHRAF EL SAYED ALI
Age today: 60 years old
Nationality: Egypt

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ALJAFFAR
YOUSEF IBRAHIM
Age today: 42 years old
Nationality: Saudi arabia

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Yellow Notices 21

ABDEL AAL
ABDEL HAKIM MOHAMED EL SAYED
Age today: 52 years old
Nationality: Egypt

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ABDEL AZIZ
YOUSSEF ESSAM EL DIN FEKRY MAHMOUD
Age today: 15 years old
Nationality: Egypt , United states

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