Tackling Eurasian organized crime
Russia is the world’s largest country by area, and shares borders with countries in northern Asia and Europe. Identifying, investigating and preventing serious crime across Europe and Asia is a large part of the daily work carried out by INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Moscow.
The NCB’s global police cooperation activities are centered on Russia’s crime areas of priority concern; these include terrorism, organized crime – particularly drug and financial crime - and the international fugitive investigations these generate. Cybercrime is also an emerging crime area of concern.
INTERPOL in Russia
To ensure the NCB can best support national efforts to tackle Russia’s main crime concerns, it comprises the following units:
- Fugitive investigations
- Organized crime and terrorism
- Economic crime and counterfeit currency
- Stolen motor vehicles
- Stolen works of art
- Firearms and explosives
- Document forgery.
INTERPOL Russia maintains 80 regional units across the country, each providing the main Moscow NCB with criminal intelligence sourced from local field investigations and operations.
The NCB shares this national police intelligence with other NCBs across the globe so that together they can monitor the transnational crime situation and take preventive action when required.
Russia Police Service
Law enforcement services in Russia are provided by several different departments of the Ministry of the Interior:
- Criminal Investigation
- Economic Security and Corruption Counteraction
- Extremism Counteraction
- Public Order and Coordination of Interaction with Executive Authorities of the regions of the Russian Federation
- Traffic Safety
- Private and Public Property Protection
- Witness Protection
- Safety of International Major Events
- Support for Specialized Aviation Units
- Internal Affairs