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21 July 2017

Montenegro Interior Minister discusses security issues with INTERPOL Chief

LYON, France – Enhanced cooperation in combating organized crime and terrorism was the focus of the visit by Montenegro’s Minister of Interior to the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters.

Discussions during Minister Mevludin Nuhodžić’s meeting with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock also covered cybercrime and border security, with all crossing points in Montenegro directly connected to INTERPOL’s databases.

The overall number of searches by Montenegro of all INTERPOL databases, including for Stolen Motor Vehicles and Stolen and Lost Travel Documents, makes it one of the highest in the world in terms of search-to-citizen ratio.

Montenegro also participated in two INTERPOL coordinated  operations targeting illicit firearms trafficking in Europe. Involving more than 7,840 police officers across 23 countries, Operation Trigger II resulted in 149 arrests and the seizure of some 320 firearms – including a rocket launcher and a machine gun – and almost 20,000 pieces of ammunition.

Earlier this year Montenegro hosted the kick-off meeting of the INTERPOL Project to Counter Migrant Smuggling in the Balkans Region.