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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 to combat all forms of transnational crime, from cybercrime to drug trafficking and pharmaceutical crime.

Key topics discussed during the meeting included INTERPOL’s support to member countries in fugitive investigations, progress on the establishment of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, initiatives to combat human trafficking, and the support offered by INTERPOL’s global tools and services, in particular its criminal databases.

The delegation, which included Ms Elenor Groth, Head of the International Police Cooperation Division of Sweden’s National Bureau of Investigation, also visited INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre.