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Operations

Operation First Light

Involving 23 countries, Operation First Light 2015 targeted multi-million dollar phone and email scams across the Asia Pacific region. In a series of raids, more than 500 people were arrested and 15 call centres were shut down.

The first phase of Operation First Light in 2014 resulted in the arrest in Thailand of more than 20 individuals and the identification of several syndicate heads who had been generating tens of millions of dollars in illicit profits. Chinese police indicated a reduction of 40 per cent in telecom fraud as a result of the operation.

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Operation Aces

This INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting illegal online gambling and financial fraud in Asia led to the arrest of some 48 individuals and the seizure of computers and other electronic evidence.

In addition to illegal gambling offices handling more than USD 10 million, police shut down two call centre-type operations running online scams to trick victims into disclosing their bank account information.

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News
12 July 2017

INTERPOL Dialogue unites public and private sectors to combat cyber and financial crimes


13 June 2017

153 detained for ticket fraud following worldwide law enforcement operation


26 May 2017

Fake document detection training by INTERPOL enhances security in Americas


13 May 2017

INTERPOL and China to explore areas for strengthening security and policing capabilities


23 March 2017

INTERPOL training on fake document detection to boost security in Southeast Asia


10 March 2017

INTERPOL programme to combat financial crimes in forestry sector launched in Indonesia


10 February 2017

Combating money laundering and terrorism financing in West Africa


07 February 2017

INTERPOL and IACA unite efforts in combating corruption


20 January 2017

INTERPOL launches new project targeting African-Asian wildlife crime links


16 January 2017

Digital currencies and money laundering focus of INTERPOL meeting


04 November 2016

Fake document detection focus of INTERPOL training


12 October 2016

INTERPOL training in West Africa to combat money laundering and terrorism financing


28 September 2016

Identifying cybercriminals at core of INTERPOL-Europol conference


08 September 2016

INTERPOL strengthens cooperation in combating corruption in Africa


01 August 2016

Ringleader of global network behind thousands of online scams arrested in Nigeria


20 June 2016

Criminal networks using stolen payment card data targeted in global operation


06 April 2016

Financial crime focus of Doha conference


31 March 2016

Coordinating efforts to better combat cybercrime focus of INTERPOL working group