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21 May 2015

INTERPOL Europe meeting develops regional collaboration against transnational crime

BUCHAREST, Romania – INTERPOL’s 43rd European Regional Conference has closed with senior law enforcement officials endorsing a set of measures to intensify regional cooperation and develop responses to transnational crime.Highlighting the important role of Europe in promoting global security, law enforcement issues including terrorism, foreign fighters, c...
19 May 2015

INTERPOL meeting in Bucharest aims to set the course for European security

BUCHAREST, Romania – Senior law enforcement officials from throughout Europe have gathered in Bucharest for the 43rd INTERPOL European Regional Conference to enhance regional responses to the most pressing threats to global security.With transnational organized crime networks increasingly taking advantage of porous physical borders and the lack of virtual...
25 March 2015

INTERPOL deploys team to support investigation into Germanwings plane crash

LYON, France – At the request of French authorities, INTERPOL is deploying an Incident Response Team (IRT) to support the investigation into the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps which killed 150 people.Based at the French investigation crisis cell in Paris the team, initially comprising four experts, will provide Disaster Victim Identi...
11 December 2014

Moldova police arrest seven suspected uranium smugglers

LYON, France – Seven members of an organized criminal group suspected of smuggling uranium have been arrested in Moldova.Following an investigation into the activities of the criminal group, Moldova Police and the General Prosecutor’s Office carried out searches in the capital Chisinau and two other towns, where they seized 200 g of uranium-238, 1 kg of m...
07 October 2014

INTERPOL Chief visits Iceland to advance international law enforcement cooperation

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – With his first official visit to Iceland as INTERPOL Secretary General, Ronald K. Noble has underlined the world police body’s commitment to all of its member countries and international law enforcement cooperation by fulfilling his pledge to visit each of the Organization’s 190 members while in office.   In a meeting with Icela...
24 September 2014

More than 1,000 arrested during INTERPOL-supported operation targeting organized crime networks in Europe

LYON, France – Law enforcement from more than 30 countries joined forces to tackle organized criminal networks operating across Europe in an operation led by Europol and supported by INTERPOL.Operation Archimedes (15-23 September) saw police and customs officers from 34 countries, with the support of INTERPOL, Eurojust and Frontex, hold a series of coordi...
22 September 2014

Media invitation for INTERPOL Ministerial meeting and 83rd General Assembly in Monaco

LYON, France – Home Affairs, Justice and Security Ministers from more than 100 countries will be attending an INTERPOL Ministerial meeting as part of the 83rd INTERPOL General Assembly to be held in Monaco from 3 to 7 November.Police chiefs and other senior law enforcement officials from around the world will be participating in the conference with the th...
19 September 2014

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia renews commitment to global security

LYON, France – During a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters, Head of Police and Director of Public Security of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mitko Chavkov, underlined his country’s commitment to international police cooperation.Meeting with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, Mr Chavkov was updated on the latest globa...
12 August 2014

Albanian fugitive targeted by INTERPOL arrested in Ecuador

LYON, France – The arrest and positive identification in Ecuador of Dritan Rexhepi, the subject of several INTERPOL Red Notices for internationally wanted individuals and a target of a global INTERPOL fugitive operation, has been hailed by the world police body following international cooperation via INTERPOL.   The Albanian national, aged 34, escap...
04 July 2014

Moldova police seize smuggled snake venom

LYON, France – In a sting against organized crime, Moldova police have seized a record amount of snake venom destined for sale on the black market and arrested members of the criminal network which smuggled the substance into the country.Following a month-long investigation into the network’s activities, police with the Moldova General Police Inspectorate...
20 June 2014

Tonnes of marijuana seized in largest ever Albanian police operation

LYON, France – In one of the largest operations of its kind, Albanian State Police have raided a village in the south of the country known for producing marijuana on a massive scale, seizing tonnes of the drug and arresting more than a dozen people.In the first five days of the large-scale operation in the village of Lazarat, police seized more than 23 to...
07 May 2014

Visit of Swedish Police Chief underlines country’s role in global security

LYON, France – The National Police Commissioner of Sweden, Bengt Svenson, visited INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters today to examine ways in which the country can play an even more active role in regional and international security.Meeting with senior INTERPOL officials, Mr Svenson and his delegation were briefed on INTERPOL’s current activities...
06 May 2014

Montenegro commended as a top user of INTERPOL’s databases

LYON, France – Montenegro’s Minister of the Interior, Raško Konjević, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters to discuss a variety of transnational security matters.International law enforcement initiatives to locate wanted fugitives and combat organized criminal groups involved in a...
02 May 2014

INTERPOL-coordinated operation strikes back at ‘sextortion’ networks

MANILA, Philippines - An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting organized crime networks behind ‘sextortion’ cases around the world has resulted in the arrest of 58 individuals, including three men linked to the group which harassed Scottish teenager Daniel Perry.   Perry, a 17-year-old victim of an online blackmail attempt, died after jumping off...
27 March 2014

International investigators gather for INTERPOL ‘Pink Panthers’ project meeting

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - Police officers from 25 countries are gathered in Luxembourg to share information related to ongoing investigations into ‘Pink Panthers’ linked robberies around the world.The 8th operational working group meeting on Project Pink Panthers (27 and 28 March) brings together more than 70 investigators to directly exchange details and...
25 March 2014

Nuclear Security Summit calls for greater information-sharing with INTERPOL

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands ‒ INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has told the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) that better information-sharing is required to address significant gaps in international preparedness for nuclear security threats.The INTERPOL chief said that further to the Organization’s pledge at the 2012 Seoul summit to collect and...
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...
30 January 2014

Themis Network visits INTERPOL to strengthen environmental security in Balkans

LYON, France – Delegates from the Balkans region visited the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters to discuss future steps towards strengthening environmental security in the region and to learn about INTERPOL’s tools and services.The visitors were national representatives of the Themis Network, a regional cooperation initiative among environmental la...