In the wrong hands, a passport is like a weapon. Preventing criminals from crossing borders is crucial to keeping our world safe.
Young men and women travel to conflict zones to join terrorist groups. Child sex offenders leave their home countries to exploit victims overseas. Smugglers and traffickers hide their cargo of illicit goods and desperate migrants. Fugitives cross borders to escape justice.
Effective border security is an essential part of combating transnational crime. Criminals and terrorists often travel using falsified identity documents.
We give our member countries access to range of databases against which they can check people, passports and vehicles. This access is available to officials at our National Central Bureaus and can be extended to frontline law enforcement officers at border crossings.
Border officers can screen people, goods, vehicles and vessels against millions of INTERPOL records.
Our task force supports law enforcement officers working at the frontline of border security.
Our frontline operations target criminals as they cross air, land, and sea borders.