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18 July 2016

More than 4,100 arrests in INTERPOL-led operation targeting Asian illegal gambling networks

BANGKOK, Thailand - More than 4,100 people have been arrested and USD 13.6 million seized in two INTERPOL-led operations across Asia targeting illegal gambling dens and websites during the Euro 2016 football tournament.During Operation SOGA VI (short for soccer gambling) nearly 4,000 raids were carried out across China – including Hong Kong and Macau – Fr...
13 June 2016

INTERPOL border operation in Southeast Asia targets crime suspects

SINGAPORE – Strengthening border security networks to prevent the movement of criminals and terror suspects was the focus of an INTERPOL-led operation at main transit hubs within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).Undertaken at international airports in Bangkok, Hanoi and Jakarta, Operation Red Lotus (1-18 May) sought to build closer colla...
13 April 2016

INTERPOL border operation in Southeast Asia targets terror suspects

SINGAPORE – Enhancing counter-terrorism and law enforcement collaboration was the focus of an INTERPOL-facilitated border operation which targeted international fugitives attempting to travel across Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.During Operation Sunbird II (28 March - 8 April), which sought to identify wanted terror suspects and...
04 August 2015

Illegal online gambling in Asia targeted in INTERPOL operation

BANGKOK, Thailand – An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting illegal online gambling and financial fraud in Asia led to the arrest of some 48 individuals and the seizure of computers and other electronic evidence.As part of Operation Aces, which involved Cambodia, Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, police in Thailand arrested 28 individuals of C...
26 June 2015

Identifying new and emerging terrorist threats in Asia-Pacific focus of INTERPOL programme

DANANG, Vietnam – Counter-terrorism and intelligence specialists have taken part in the INTERPOL Project Pacific working group meeting on new and emerging terrorist threats and trends in the Asia Pacific region.The three-day (23 – 25 June) meeting launched the two-year INTERPOL Capacity Building Programme on countering transnational terrorism and other se...
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...
22 May 2015

Enhancing international police cooperation focus of meeting between Chinese Vice-Minister and INTERPOL Chief

LYON, France – Enhancing cooperation in combating transnational crime and police training were key issues during a meeting between China’s Vice-Minister for Public Security, Chongyuan Xia, and INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.With increased globalization, Vice-Minister Xia and Secretary Ge...
18 May 2015

Cooperation and effective data exchange focus of INTERPOL training in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam – In the first such training in Southeast Asia, INTERPOL has held a Data Protection Officer Certification Course in Hanoi to certify Data Protection Officers from INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in seven ASEAN countries.The 10-day course (5 - 14 May) provided the officers with the tools to better understand INTERPOL’s Rules on the...
17 April 2015

INTERPOL Asia meeting sets its sights on enhancing regional security

SINGAPORE – The 22nd INTERPOL Asian Regional Conference has closed with senior law enforcement officials from across Asia and the South Pacific agreeing a series of measures to strengthen regional efforts against transnational crime.Amongst these were recommendations to support the efforts of INTERPOL member countries in Asia to combat cybercrime, strengt...
15 April 2015

INTERPOL meeting of Asian police chiefs focuses on evolving crime threats

SINGAPORE – Senior law enforcement officials from across Asia and the South Pacific are gathering in Singapore for the 22nd INTERPOL Asian Regional Conference. It will focus on strengthening regional efforts against transnational crime and criminal networks.Gathering more than 160 senior law enforcement officials from some 30 countries in the region and i...
14 April 2015

Inaugural INTERPOL World forum focuses on innovation for global security

SINGAPORE – Fostering innovation to meet global security challenges is the focus of the first INTERPOL World forum which opened today in Singapore.Comprising an Expo and a Congress, the three-day (14-16 April)  INTERPOL World 2015 aims to create a platform for the security industry, law enforcement and government agencies to develop closer partnershi...
10 April 2015

INTERPOL border security operation targets criminals traveling in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE – The first border security operation coordinated by INTERPOL’s Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore has led to the arrest of international fugitives attempting to travel in countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).During Operation Sunbird (16-24 March), which focused on identifying wanted criminals, police an...
26 March 2015

INTERPOL cyber research identifies malware threat to virtual currencies

SINGAPORE – INTERPOL cyber threat researchers have identified a threat to the blockchain in virtual transactions which could result in their being embedded with malware or other illegal data, including child abuse images.Depending on the cryptocurrency and its protocols, there is a fixed open space on the blockchain – the public ‘ledger’ of transactions –...
16 February 2015

Nepal’s top wildlife criminal nabbed in Malaysia

LYON, France – Nepal’s most wanted wildlife criminal and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice, has been arrested in Malaysia following close international collaboration via INTERPOL channels.Rajkumar Praja, the ringleader of a rhino poaching network in Nepal, is wanted to serve a 15-year sentence for rhino poaching and trading internationally in rhino ho...
03 February 2015

Brunei hosts INTERPOL counter-terrorism course for Asean countries

BRUNEI – Using INTERPOL’s tools to enhance counter-terrorism investigation capacity and collaboration was the focus of a training course for ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member countries.Bringing together some 25 representatives from nine National Central Bureaus (NCBs), the two-week (19 – 30 January) course, supported by the Royal Brune...
02 February 2015

INTERPOL Basic Training on Maritime Security held in Malaysia

KUANTAN, Malaysia – The first in a series of INTERPOL training programmes to assist member countries build capacity in maritime piracy and armed robbery investigations has been held in Malaysia.The INTERPOL Basic Training on Maritime Security course held at the AMSAS (Akademi Maritim Sultan Ahmad Shah) Training Academy in Kuantan, brought together officer...
15 January 2015

New Zealand requests INTERPOL Purple Notices to identify networks behind illegal fishing

LYON, France – At the request of New Zealand, INTERPOL Purple Notices have been issued to seek information on the individuals and networks behind three vessels fishing illegally in the Southern Ocean.The Purple Notices, which are used to seek or provide information on modi operandi, objects, devices and concealment methods used by criminals, have been cir...