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20 September 2017

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

LYON, France– Tackling human trafficking and strengthening borders in the West Africa – Sahel region was the focus of two INTERPOL training sessions in Mauritania and Senegal.The capacity building events (21 - 29 August 2017) aimed to provide frontline officers with the skills and knowledge required to more effectively curb human trafficking across the re...
25 April 2017

Alcohol tops list of EUR 230 million fake food and drink seizures in global operation

Nearly 26 million litres of fake alcohol has been seized in a  joint INTERPOL-Europol operation targeting fake food and drink around the world.In the sixth Operation Opson, which involved police, customs, national food regulatory authorities and partners from the private sector in  61 countries, counterfeit alcohol was the most seized product, f...
22 February 2017

INTERPOL special representative presents Credentials to the African Union

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has officially received the credentials of Special INTERPOL Representative to the African Union, Francis Rwego.Following the presentation at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, the special representative and Commission Chairperson discussed key areas of cooperation including the f...
22 September 2016

Global drug trafficking through Africa focus of operational INTERPOL meeting

LYON, France ‒ Investigating transnational drug trafficking through Africa was the focus of INTERPOL’s third annual Interflow working group meeting at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters.With the Interflow project aimed at helping police forces detect, identify and arrest drug traffickers whose activities are linked to Africa, the two-day event (1...
10 September 2016

Regional threats require a global response – INTERPOL Chief in Central Africa

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea – INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock has said that regional law enforcement cooperation in Central Africa is interconnected with security efforts across Africa and beyond.Speaking at a meeting of security ministers from countries of the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) which was officially opened by Prime Min...
12 July 2016

1,500 police in operation targeting crime networks across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and environmental crime has resulted in nearly 4,500 arrests.To address the wide-ranging yet often interlinked types of crime across the region, some 1,500 officers were deployed...
07 June 2016

Border management focus of INTERPOL training in West Africa

COTONOU, Benin – A further 44 law enforcement officers from eight countries - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Togo - have undergone training as part of the INTERPOL Capacity Building Project to Foster Stability in West Africa.The two-week (23 May – 3 June) course was the second in a series of training courses aimed at e...