Tackling transnational crime in Palestine
Transnational organized crime affects Palestine in many ways, with the following crime areas identified as principal threats: drug and firearms trafficking, financial crime, and cybercrime.
The international characteristics of these crime areas and their links with crime networks around the world make the role of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) in Palestine fundamental to maintaining national and regional security.
INTERPOL in Palestine
By providing globally-sourced intelligence about regional crime trends, the NCB helps police officers across Palestine detect and investigate the flow of illicit goods along trafficking routes in and around the country.
The NCB is the operational platform which enables police to share and receive criminal data on Palestine’s priority crime areas and international fugitive investigations.
Located near the Prime Minister’s governmental building and staffed by 10 police officers, NCB Palestine is an operational unit working 24/7, 365 days a year.
National law enforcement in Palestine
The Palestine national police force is under the command of the Ministry of Interior.