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Operations

At INTERPOL, we support national police in tactical deployments in the field, aimed at breaking up the criminal networks behind trafficking in human beings and people smuggling.

Operations are preceded by training workshops to ensure that officers on the ground are trained in a range of skills, including specialist interview techniques and the use of specialized equipment.

Deployments effectively combine police action with input from a number of different sectors such as customs and environmental officers, non-governmental organizations, officials from the Ministries of Health and Social Affairs, and prosecutors.

Our Smuggling Training Operation Programme supports INTERPOL member countries in border management issues. In particular, STOP aims to detect organized criminal groups that provide stolen or lost travel documents to irregular migrants or individuals involved in organized crime.

At the heart of the project is the extension of access for police at strategic border points to INTERPOL's secure global police communications network (known as I-24/7). This allows officers to check passenger documents against the INTERPOL Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) Database.

This extended access is backed up by analytical training and operational support. This enhanced infrastructure provides immediate benefits during tactical deployments, along with a lasting legacy of improved operational capacity for the country in question.

Rwanda (2013)

During an operation at Kigali International Airport, Rwandan police checked more than 6,500 international arriving and departing traveller’s identity documents against INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database.

See the Rwanda news story (10 June 2013)

Algeria (2012)

Organized in coordination with the General Directorate of National Safety of Algeria and the National Central Bureau in Algiers, 80 participants including police, border control, Gendarmerie and customs learned to use the SLTD database and other techniques for detecting fraudulent documents. The training was followed by an operation at the Algiers airport.

Italy (2011)

Operation Hammer was conducted in conjunction with Frontex, the European Union agency for external border security. Border police at the international airports of Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa checked 8,000 travel documents over four days, resulting in three positive matches.

See the Italy news story (10 November 2011)

Kenya (2011)

Some 40 police officers benefited from training in the use of INTERPOL's Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database, standard operational policy and procedures and techniques for passport verification. The operation itself took place at Nairobi airport in July 2011.

Benin (2011)

This operation at Cotonou international airport was preceded by two days of training provided to 36 officers from Benin’s Immigration Police, Customs and Gendarmerie.

See the Benin news story (6 June 2011)

Philippines (2010)

During an operation at Manila International Airport in April 2010, more than 5,000 international arrivals and departures were instantly checked against the INTERPOL Stolen and Lost Travel Documents. A total of 50 Philippine police and immigration officers were trained on how to use INTERPOL’s global tools and services.

See the Philippines news story (22 April 2010)

Peru (2008)

Operation Anaconda, carried out at the international airport in Lima, Peru, saw more than 20,000 international arrivals and departures instantly checked against our Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database. The checks resulted in some 200 database matches which were then followed up by national law enforcement authorities.

See the Anaconda news story (24 October 2008)

News
12 julio 2016

1,500 police in operation targeting crime networks across Eastern and Southern Africa


05 julio 2016

La seguridad regional y mundial, tema central de la visita del jefe de INTERPOL a El Salvador


18 mayo 2016

La migración y la seguridad fronteriza, temas principales de la reunión europea de INTERPOL


17 mayo 2016

El tráfico de migrantes es un “negocio multinacional”, según un informe conjunto de Europol e INTERPOL


25 marzo 2016

Namibian President discusses global security issues with INTERPOL Secretary General


18 marzo 2016

Border security focus of INTERPOL training under EU-ASEAN programme


23 febrero 2016

INTERPOL and Europol take steps against organized crime behind migrant smuggling


15 febrero 2016

Captura de drogas, delincuentes, armas y oro en una operación fronteriza de INTERPOL en África Occidental


18 diciembre 2015

INTERPOL backs International Migrants Day


17 diciembre 2015

Strengthening border security in ASEAN countries through specialist skills


03 diciembre 2015

International security focus of INTERPOL Chief’s visit to Tunisia


27 noviembre 2015

Austrian Interior Minister and INTERPOL Chief meet on international security cooperation


12 noviembre 2015

La seguridad mundial debe adaptarse a las amenazas actuales, declara el jefe de INTERPOL en una cumbre sobre migración


03 noviembre 2015

La Fiscal General de Estados Unidos destaca ante la Asamblea General de INTERPOL la necesidad de hacer respetar el estado de derecho


20 octubre 2015

Border security across Southeast Asia focus of new EU-ASEAN programme led by INTERPOL


16 octubre 2015

Un foro INTERPOL-Europol esboza medidas contra el tráfico de personas


15 octubre 2015

Se organiza un foro INTERPOL-Europol para combatir las redes de tráfico de migrantes


02 octubre 2015

Identifying fake documents focus of INTERPOL and Frontex workshop


08 julio 2015

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister visit to INTERPOL focuses on terrorism and cybercrime


22 junio 2015

Traficantes detenidos en Côte d’Ivoire en una operación contra la trata de menores y la explotación laboral infantil


19 mayo 2015

Reunión de INTERPOL en Bucarest para marcar el rumbo de la seguridad europea


12 noviembre 2014

El trabajo forzado, tema central de la conferencia de INTERPOL sobre trata de personas


01 septiembre 2014

En su visita a Eritrea, el Jefe de INTERPOL aborda las necesidades de la región en materia de seguridad


13 agosto 2014

Curso de INTERPOL en Indonesia para ayudar a la policía a investigar el tráfico de migrantes


30 julio 2014

INTERPOL se une al llamamiento a la esperanza del Primer Día Mundial contra la Trata de Personas


12 junio 2014

INTERPOL speaks and acts to support World Day Against Child Labour


10 abril 2014

El Papa declara en una conferencia que la trata de personas es una herida abierta en la sociedad


09 abril 2014

El jefe de INTERPOL declara en una conferencia sobre trata de personas: “Somos aliados en la lucha mundial para proteger la vida y la dignidad humanas”


04 abril 2014

Una operación en Côte d’Ivoire apoyada por INTERPOL da lugar al rescate de niños víctimas de trata y explotación


05 marzo 2014

INTERPOL and International Organization for Migration agreement to enhance border security


14 noviembre 2013

La elaboración de una respuesta mundial contra la trata de personas, tema central de una conferencia de INTERPOL


22 octubre 2013

Las autoridades griegas piden ayuda a INTERPOL para identificar a una niña desconocida cotejando su ADN


13 agosto 2013

INTERPOL joins Frontex operation in Romania against Black Sea crime


19 diciembre 2012

INTERPOL imparte formación en Sudán para impulsar la lucha en la región contra la trata de personas y el tráfico de migrantes


22 noviembre 2012

Cerca de 400 víctimas de trata de menores, rescatadas en distintos lugares de Burkina Faso en una operación dirigida por INTERPOL


Operation Akoma

Operation BIA

Operation Cascades

Dale Sheehan, INTERPOL Director of Capacity Building and Training

Mick O'Connell, INTERPOL Director of Operational Police Support