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01 June 2015

Fakes worth USD 60 million seized in operations across Americas and Caribbean

LYON, France – Car parts, fuel, food, detergent, cigars, shampoo and steel were among fake goods worth nearly USD 60 million seized in a two-week operation across the Americas and the Caribbean.Codenamed Maya II, more than 2,000 interventions by police, customs, investigators and Intellectual Property (IP) units were carried out at key locations including...
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...
24 January 2014

Fuel smuggling rings dismantled in INTERPOL coordinated operation

LYON, France – Two organized crime networks involved in fuel smuggling across Peru and Ecuador have been dismantled following an INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting illicit trade and counterfeiting.More than 60 interventions were carried out as part of Operation Alisuyo, targeting the criminal gangs known as ‘culebras’ or ‘snakes’ because of the way...
20 December 2013

Combating new trends in Latin American organized crime focus of INTERPOL project

BOGOTA, Colombia – A new project to more effectively tackle the growing and evolving crime issues linked to Latin American Organized Crime (LAOC) has been launched by INTERPOL.Proposed by Colombia, the initiative aims to address the new trends in LAOC through more focused intelligence sharing in order to identify potential links between the various organi...
17 December 2013

Security across Americas boosted through INTERPOL training programmes

HAVANA, Cuba – Enhancing regional cooperation in the fight against drugs and organized crime was the focus of the INTERPOL Evaluation Workshop of the Capacity Building Programmes in the Americas (11-13 December) which brought together some 30 delegates from 23 countries and territories across the Americas.The workshop was the last in a series of activitie...
16 December 2013

INTERPOL requests public assistance to track international fugitives across Americas

LYON, France – INTERPOL is calling for the public’s assistance in helping to track down international fugitives linked to organized crime networks and wanted for offences including murder and drug trafficking.Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Americas was launched in Costa Rica on 18 November, involving 46 countries and territor...
26 November 2013

Visit by Argentina’s Foreign Minister to INTERPOL focuses on global security issues

LYON, France – Argentina’s Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters today to discuss a range of global security issues.The meeting follows bilateral talks between Argentine and Iranian officials to ‘implement the terms’ of the Memorandum of Understandin...
20 November 2013

First INTERPOL iARMS ‘hit’ on stolen firearm links previously unrelated cases in Costa Rica and Panama

LYON, France – The INTERPOL illicit Arms Records and Tracing Management System (iARMS)  has recorded its first ‘hit’, matching a firearm seized by police in Panama to one stolen in Costa Rica 18 months earlier.Launched at the start of 2013, iARMS which currently contains more than 288,000 records provided by nearly 100 countries, provides a centraliz...
06 November 2013

Costa Rica uses INTERPOL Purple Notice to warn about illegal shark finning

LYON, France – An alert for a method of shark finning aimed at avoiding detection of illegal practices has been circulated to all 190 INTERPOL member countries after a case was identified by Costa Rican authorities.An INTERPOL Purple Notice has been circulated for a modus operandi of the technique where only a band of skin to keep the fin attached to the...
24 October 2013

INTERPOL General Assembly provides roadmap for Organization’s future

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia – The 82nd session of the INTERPOL General Assembly closed today with strong foundations in place for the Organization’s future to better support all 190 member countries in tackling transnational crime and terrorism.With the four-day (21-24 October) conference coming just one month after the Westgate shopping centre attacks...
22 October 2013

Experience of Colombian police officer held hostage by FARC shared with INTERPOL General Assembly

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia – A book describing the experience of a police sergeant held captive by guerrillas for almost 12 years in the Colombian jungle has been launched at INTERPOL’s 82nd General Assembly session.Sergeant Luis Erazo Maya was captured in December 1999, when guerrillas from the FARC group (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) storm...
22 October 2013

Strengthening security at Rio 2016 Olympic Games focus of agreement with INTERPOL

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia – An agreement has been signed by INTERPOL and the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the world police body to provide additional support to the Brazilian authorities in ensuring the safety and security of the event.As part of the agreement, an INTERPOL Major Events Support Team (IMEST) will be deployed to Brazil to provide on...
21 October 2013

INTERPOL General Assembly opens in Colombia with sights set on future of global policing

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia – The need for new strategies and measures to help law enforcement more effectively face emerging global crime threats is the focus of the 82nd INTERPOL General Assembly which opened in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, today.The four-day conference (21 – 24 October), which brings together some 630 police chiefs and senior law e...
18 October 2013

Meeting between Presidents of Panama and INTERPOL underlines close police cooperation

PANAMA CITY, Panama – On her first official visit to Panama since her election in 2012, INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi has met with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal, as well as other senior government and police officials, to discuss international law enforcement collaboration and transnational crime issues.High on the agenda dur...
24 September 2013

Media invitation for 82nd INTERPOL General Assembly in Colombia

LYON, France – ‘INTERPOL: 190 countries, one vision for a safer world’ is the theme of the 82nd INTERPOL General Assembly which will take place in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia from 21 – 24 October.Senior law enforcement officials and security experts from around the world will gather at the event to discuss a range of policing issues including drug and a...
04 September 2013

Collaboration within INTERPOL global network snares US school volunteer suspected of child abuse

LYON, France – Child sexual abuse material retrieved by police in Denmark and Australia and shared via INTERPOL’s victim identification specialists network has contributed to the arrest of a US school volunteer suspected of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl.As part of efforts to identify an unknown victim, officers in Denmark shared a video with...
14 August 2013

INTERPOL-supported operation targeting online child abuse materials leads to arrests across Latin America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – In operations targeting the distribution of child sexual abuse materials primarily in Latin America, law enforcement authorities have arrested or placed under investigation 100 individuals and seized thousands of computers and other equipment containing images or videos of abuse.Coordinated by INTERPOL via its Regional Bureau in...
05 August 2013

Improving regional investigative response to radiological and nuclear terrorism focus of INTERPOL conference in Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Some 60 officers from nine Central and South American countries have attended an INTERPOL meeting in Panama to develop a coordinated regional approach to preventing terrorism that makes use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) materials.Organized by INTERPOL’s CBRNE Terrorism Prevention Programme and...
26 July 2013

INTERPOL member countries continue fight against illegal logging in Latin America

LYON, France – Nearly USD 40 million worth of timber has been seized in follow up investigations as part of INTERPOL’s Operation Lead targeting illegal logging, forest crimes and the criminal networks behind them.Building upon the initial outcomes of the operation, Costa Rica and Venezuela in particular have increased their efforts in the fight against il...
22 July 2013

Enhancing analytical skills in the fight against drugs and organized crime in the Americas focus of INTERPOL training

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – Some 20 law enforcement officials from Central America, the Caribbean and neighbouring countries have gathered in Costa Rica for a criminal intelligence training session focused on combating drug trafficking and transnational organized crime in the region.The two-week course (8 – 19 July), organized by INTERPOL with the support of t...
02 July 2013

Drugs worth nearly one billion dollars seized in INTERPOL-led operation across Central America and the Caribbean

LYON, France – Nearly 30 tonnes of cocaine, heroin and marijuana with an estimated value of USD 822 million have been seized in an INTERPOL-led operation targeting the maritime trafficking of drugs and illicit firearms by organized crime groups across Central America and the Caribbean.Operation Lionfish, coordinated by INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for Centr...
07 June 2013

INTERPOL agreement with MERCOSUR to boost regional and global police information sharing

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – An agreement signed today between INTERPOL and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) will further streamline global and regional law enforcement cooperation, through enhanced police information exchange.Under the agreement, INTERPOL’s global databases will be linked to MERCOSUR’s Security Information Exchange System (SISME) which alr...
04 June 2013

Media invitation 22nd Americas Regional Conference in Curaçao

LYON, France – Senior law enforcement officials from throughout the Americas will gather in Willemsted, Curaçao from 1 – 3 July 2013 for the 22nd INTERPOL Americas Regional Conference.The conference will focus on a range of international crime issues, including: drugs trafficking transnational criminal organizations cybercrime human trafficking and p...
31 May 2013

US Ambassador Jenkins visit to INTERPOL focuses on cooperation in global threat reduction

LYON, France – Identifying areas for closer cooperation between the US and INTERPOL in combating the threat of weapons of mass destruction was the focus of a visit by Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.Ambassador Jenkins, the US State Department Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, met with INTERPOL...
30 May 2013

Argentine foreign minister’s visit to INTERPOL focuses on international police collaboration

LYON, France – Cooperation between Argentina and INTERPOL’s global law enforcement network against transnational organized crime topped the agenda during a meeting today between Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.Discussions during the visit by Mr Timerman to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters...
26 April 2013

One of Italy’s most wanted arrested in Colombia with INTERPOL support

LYON, France – An international fugitive who was the subject of an internationally-wanted INTERPOL Red Notice requested by Italy has been arrested in Colombia after what a senior INTERPOL official described as exemplary international law enforcement cooperation.Domenico Trimboli, aged 58, is one of Italy’s most wanted men. With alleged links to the Ndrang...
20 April 2013

INTERPOL congratulates US law enforcement officers and public for close cooperation in swift resolution of Boston Marathon terrorist bomber investigation

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has commended the swift resolution of the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings as ‘a credit’ to the successful and effective investigative work involving the FBI, state and local US law enforcement authorities as well as exceptional cooperation from the public.The INTERPOL Chief said the...
19 April 2013

INTERPOL issues global security alert in connection with Boston marathon bombings at request of US law enforcement authorities

LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued an international security alert, or Orange Notice, detailing the features of the improvised explosive devices used in the Boston marathon bombings to assist law enforcement across its 190 member countries detect any similarly configured bombs.The INTERPOL Orange Notice, requested by the US authorities, contains photograp...
11 April 2013

INTERPOL Chief’s first visit to Haiti looks to advance country’s cooperation with global law enforcement

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The first-ever mission to Haiti by an INTERPOL Secretary General provided a chance for senior Haitian law enforcement officials and the world police body chief to review crime threats and identify opportunities on enhancing the country’s cooperation with global policing via INTERPOL.Border security, drugs and human trafficking were...
19 February 2013

Latin American countries in first INTERPOL operation against illegal logging

LYON, France – INTERPOL’s first international operation targeting large-scale illegal logging and forest crimes has resulted in almost 200 arrests as well as in the seizure of millions of dollars’ worth of timber and some 150 vehicles across Latin America.Operation Lead (17 September- 17 November 2012), undertaken in 12 countries in Central and South Amer...
14 February 2013

CONCACAF chief during INTERPOL visit pledges support to investigate allegations of match-fixing in Latin America

LYON, France – The head of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to fighting corruption in football during a visit to the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, and pledged to investigate cases of allegations of match-fixing in the region.CONCACAF Gen...
05 February 2013

INTERPOL-led operation targets methamphetamine production and trafficking across Americas

LYON, France – More than 360 tonnes of chemicals, 200 kilos of methamphetamine, cocaine and LSD, and USD 2 million in cash have been seized and four illicit laboratories dismantled in an INTERPOL-led operation combating methamphetamine production and smuggling across the Americas.Codenamed Icebreaker, and involving 11 countries across the region, the Oper...
14 January 2013

US Senators in landmark visit to INTERPOL Regional Bureau in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Four high-ranking US Senators have made a landmark visit to INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau in Buenos Aires to see first-hand the added value to national and regional law enforcement through international police cooperation.Senator Richard Shelby (R – Alabama), Senator Thad Cochran (R – Mississippi), Senator Susan Collins (R – Maine)...
12 January 2013

US fugitive and former Bout associate Chichakli arrest in Australia assisted by INTERPOL

LYON, France – Richard Ammar Chichakli, an alleged associate of arms dealer Viktor Bout and subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice issued at the request of US authorities for a range of offences including money laundering, fraud and conspiring to violate economic sanctions, has been arrested in Australia.Chichakli, a US – Syrian citizen, is alleged to have con...

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