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.

18 December 2018

Americas: INTERPOL-led Operation Andes nets 49 people smugglers

17 December 2018

Organized crime: 22 arrests in French operation supported by INTERPOL

14 December 2018

Fugitive investigations: enhancing interregional police cooperation

07 December 2018

Combating criminal gangs focus of INTERPOL Americas conference

05 December 2018

International experts meet on potential threat posed by new technologies

05 December 2018

INTERPOL fugitive probe nets most wanted suspect

18 November 2018

INTERPOL General Assembly focuses on innovation in policing

09 November 2018

Enhancing national sports integrity: INTERPOL and IOC collaboration

24 October 2018

Protecting cultural heritage by disrupting the illicit trade

18 October 2018

Combating document fraud focus of INTERPOL training

17 October 2018

Drug trafficking: 55 tonnes of narcotics seized worldwide

11 October 2018

Stolen motor vehicles: INTERPOL supports Austrian operation

04 October 2018

Bolivia presents INTERPOL Chief with award recognizing Organization’s work

03 October 2018

INTERPOL Chief accepts Peruvian award on behalf of Organization

26 September 2018

Organized crime underpins major conflicts and terrorism globally

25 September 2018

Combating the global threat of illicit trade

21 September 2018

International experts meet on electronic mutual legal assistance

13 September 2018

Global security requires regional support, INTERPOL Chief tells EAPCCO meeting

13 September 2018

INTERPOL and Serbian Presidents discuss enhanced cooperation in combating crime

10 September 2018

Human trafficking: 100 victims rescued in Sudan

29 August 2018

Strengthening security in Southern Africa

17 August 2018

Illegal gambling: raids and arrests across Asia in INTERPOL operation

27 July 2018

INTERPOL and IOC renew partnership to strengthen sports integrity

05 July 2018

Organized crime leaders arrested in Spanish operation

20 June 2018

Wildlife crime: global seizures and arrests in transcontinental operation

22 May 2018

South Pacific INTERPOL training strengthens regional response to organized crime

06 April 2018

Regions underpin our global police architecture – INTERPOL Chief

28 March 2018

Major event security experts meet on cyber threats

22 March 2018

INTERPOL Chief discusses security with Saudi Interior Minister

21 March 2018

INTERPOL operation in Southeast Asia targets movement of bomb-makers

14 March 2018

Intelligence-led best practices to fight terrorism focus of INTERPOL training

08 March 2018

INTERPOL conference highlights role of women leaders in policing

13 February 2018

INTERPOL Chief and Kuwait Interior Minister discuss terrorism at Global Coalition meeting

09 February 2018

Nigerian police getting increased access to INTERPOL information

05 February 2018

INTERPOL and UN chiefs address global security issues

06 December 2017

Safeguarding victims of human trafficking and smuggling priority for international experts

29 September 2017

INTERPOL General Assembly adopts data processing policy on refugees

28 September 2017

Drugs worth USD 360 million seized in INTERPOL-led operation

26 September 2017

President Xi Jinping opens INTERPOL General Assembly

28 August 2017

Strengthening the global response to intellectual property crime

25 August 2017

Hundreds of tonnes of illicit medicines seized in African operation

15 June 2017

Multi-billion dollar forestry crime to be treated as white collar crime – INTERPOL

09 June 2017

INTERPOL border operation in Southeast Asia nets internationally wanted suspects

30 May 2017

New drug trafficking routes and smuggling methods identified in INTERPOL-led operation

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

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

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