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26 June 2017

Security issues focus of INTERPOL Chief meeting with Russian Interior Minister

MOSCOW, Russia – Combating terrorism and transnational crime was the focus of a meeting between INTERPOL’s Secretary General and the Russian Minister of the Interior in Moscow.

Secretary General Jürgen Stock and Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev discussed a range of security issues, including cybercrime, as well as the need for greater information sharing to enhance national, regional and global security.

One of the highest contributors of information on foreign terrorist fighters, Russia also recently hosted a working group meeting on transnational Eurasian organized crime groups, as part of INTERPOL’s Project Millennium.

Investigators from 21 countries were able to share operational intelligence on these groups which are involved in murder, extortion, organized trafficking in drugs and human beings.

During his first mission to Russia, Secretary General Stock held meetings with Prosecutor General Yury Yakovlevich Chayka and the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin.

Mr Stock also visited the INTERPOL National Central Bureau which acts as the single point of contact between police in Russia and INTERPOL’s other 189 member countries.