Back
|
Print

Organized crime

Definitions of what constitutes organized crime vary widely from country to country. Organized networks are typically involved in many different types of criminal activity spanning several countries.

These activities may include trafficking in humans, illicit goods, weapons and drugs, armed robbery, counterfeiting and money laundering. Indeed, almost all the crimes areas that we tackle at INTERPOL have an organized aspect.

In this section we focus on three projects that were set up in response to very particular types of criminal network, each of which comes with its unique set of challenges.

These projects facilitate cooperation among our member countries and stimulate the exchange of information between all national and international enforcement bodies concerned with countering these problems.

Our aims within these projects are to:

  • Provide professional and technical expertise;
  • Collect, analyse and disseminate relevant police data;
  • Coordinate international investigations;
  • Identify, establish and maintain contact with experts in the field;
  • Publish manuals, handbooks and reports for investigators.

Additionally, we pursue strategic partnerships with other international organizations and institutions active in specific crime areas, and carry out joint projects on an international level.

News
25 April 2017

Alcohol tops list of EUR 230 million fake food and drink seizures in global operation


21 April 2017

Thousands of police officers across Europe join INTERPOL operation against illicit firearms


10 April 2017

INTERPOL programme aims to foster maritime security in Southeast Asia


05 April 2017

INTERPOL Chief outlines support to Arab Interior Ministers Council in combating terrorism


04 April 2017

Cybersecurity experts meet on the future of major event security


27 March 2017

UAE pledges EUR 50 million to support seven key INTERPOL projects


24 March 2017

Huge drugs haul underscores transnational organized crime threat – INTERPOL Chief


12 March 2017

Effective information sharing on violent extremism can save lives – INTERPOL Chief


08 March 2017

INTERPOL National Central Bureaus essential in enhancing global security


10 February 2017

INTERPOL operational exercise targets smuggling of chemical explosive precursors


01 February 2017

INTERPOL and Gulf Cooperation Council unite efforts in combating crime and terrorism


27 January 2017

INTERPOL’s Project Stadia and Council of Europe meet on major event security


18 January 2017

Strengthening policing capacity across Asia focus of INTERPOL meeting in Nepal


09 December 2016

Global corruption in forestry sector worth USD 29 billion a year – INTERPOL report


08 December 2016

INTERPOL-led operation dismantles criminal networks behind fake goods


05 December 2016

IOC and INTERPOL host national integrity in sport training in Ukraine


04 November 2016

INTERPOL training under EU-ASEAN programme spotlights border security


27 October 2016

Global scale of food fraud highlighted in INTERPOL-Europol report


30 September 2016

INTERPOL-Europol cybercrime conference closes with onus on multi-stakeholder cooperation


28 September 2016

Identifying cybercriminals at core of INTERPOL-Europol conference


23 September 2016

Tackling organized crime in Latin America and Caribbean focus of INTERPOL meeting


22 September 2016

Global drug trafficking through Africa focus of operational INTERPOL meeting


22 September 2016

INTERPOL holds advanced training course for wildlife crime analysts


19 September 2016

Conference looks to shape global response to intellectual property crime


16 September 2016

Bridges needed to address complex crime landscape says INTERPOL Chief


10 September 2016

Regional threats require a global response – INTERPOL Chief in Central Africa


06 September 2016

Global response to cybercrime focus of INTERPOL meeting


18 July 2016

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


12 July 2016

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


01 July 2016

Romanian Interior Minister discusses policing issues with INTERPOL Chief


08 June 2016

INTERPOL’s global network supporting Euro 2016 security


07 June 2016

Border management focus of INTERPOL training in West Africa


01 June 2016

INTERPOL-IOC training to combat crimes in sport ahead of Rio Olympics


23 May 2016

INTERPOL and UNODC forge closer ties in combating transnational crime


17 May 2016

Migrant smuggling is ‘a multinational business’, finds joint report


12 May 2016

Tackling corruption requires collective response, INTERPOL Chief tells international summit


04 May 2016

Organized crime networks behind ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted in East Africa


28 April 2016

Tackling transnational crime and terrorism focus of INTERPOL meeting


22 March 2016

Sports integrity focus of WADA President’s visit to INTERPOL


23 February 2016

INTERPOL and Europol take steps against organized crime behind migrant smuggling


15 January 2016

Operation Cocair V tackles threat of drug trafficking into Europe