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Border management

Fighting terrorism and transnational crime through effective border management.

Background

In our increasingly globalized world, it is easier than ever before for people and goods to cross air, land, and sea borders. This is also the case for criminals and terrorists. Young men and women travel to conflict zones to join terrorist groups, while child sex offenders travel from their home countries to exploit victims overseas. Smugglers and traffickers take advantage of this increasing flow across borders to hide their cargo of illicit goods and desperate migrants. Fugitives travel internationally to escape justice. Effective border security is an essential part of combating transnational crime.

Integrated Border Management Task Force (IBMTF)

The Integrated Border Management Task Force (IBMTF) is the central point of contact within the INTERPOL General Secretariat for coordination of international border security activities, offering assistance to member countries to enhance their own border security and integrate their efforts with those of their neighbors and international community. IBMTF draws upon expertise across departments within INTERPOL as well as from international partners to accomplish its primary goals of improving border security around the world.

IBMTF supports law enforcement officers working at the frontline of border security by:

  • Running operations at air, land, and sea border points during which it provides access to INTERPOL databases that are not regularly available and focusing enforcement efforts on certain crime areas.
  • Delivering capacity building training courses related to crime areas often seen at border points.
  • Improving worldwide border management policy through direct and indirect partnership with member countries and international organizations.
News
10 December 2018

Counter-terrorism meeting addresses border security in East Africa


09 November 2018

Japan funds project to boost transnational crime fighting in Laos


10 October 2018

US Attorney General discusses global security issues with INTERPOL Chief


04 October 2018

Bolivia presents INTERPOL Chief with award recognizing Organization’s work


03 October 2018

INTERPOL Chief accepts Peruvian award on behalf of Organization


16 August 2018

Border security across ASEAN region focus of INTERPOL programme


13 July 2018

INTERPOL-led Mediterranean operation closes ranks on foreign terrorist fighters


06 April 2018

Regions underpin our global police architecture – INTERPOL Chief


14 March 2018

Intelligence-led best practices to fight terrorism focus of INTERPOL training


12 March 2018

INTERPOL launches initiative to boost African security


16 November 2017

Keeping foreign terrorist fighters out of East Africa focus of INTERPOL meeting


20 October 2017

G7 Ministers call for sharing of battlefield data on terrorists via INTERPOL


29 September 2017

INTERPOL General Assembly adopts data processing policy on refugees


20 September 2017

INTERPOL capacity building programme targets human trafficking and trans-border crime in West Africa and Sahel


09 June 2017

INTERPOL border operation in Southeast Asia nets internationally wanted suspects


18 May 2017

Suspected terrorist among 17 arrested during INTERPOL operation in Southeast Asia


21 April 2017

Thousands of police officers across Europe join INTERPOL operation against illicit firearms


INTERPOL Integrated Border Management Task Force

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