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    13 June 1956
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Egypt

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Law Enforcement services in Egypt are provided through different units of the Ministry of Interior. 

Ministry mandate:

  • Ensure public security and safety;
  • Ensure state security;
  • Manage and train the special forces;
  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Administer identity (passports, visas, border control);
  • Administer licenses (guns, vehicles, and so on);
  • Provide prison services;
  • Control traffic;
  • Provide police training.

INTERPOL Cairo

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Egypt is housed by the Public Security Sector of the International and Arab Criminal Police Unit. It is staffed by a combination of police and administrative staff.

Mandate:

  • Serve as the exclusive communication channel for police information flow between domestic law enforcement entities and the INTERPOL community;
  • Facilitate the location and extradition of foreign fugitives in Egypt and of Egyptian fugitives abroad;
  • Facilitate domestic access to INTERPOL’s global police communications system (I-24/7) and databases;
  • Collect and exchange criminal data required for foreign and domestic investigations in a timely manner;
  • Conduct identity and criminal history checks on people requesting credit facilities;
  • Organize and take part in INTERPOL training sessions and conferences both in Egypt and worldwide.

NCB Cairo places particular emphasis on exchanging intelligence with INTERPOL member countries to boost the fight against:

  • Terrorism;
  • Drug trafficking;
  • Trafficking in organs;
  • Illegal immigration;
  • Organized crime;
  • People smuggling;
  • Trafficking in cultural heritage;
  • High-tech crime;
  • Sexual offences against children.

Strengthening border security

As part of a strategy to boost national security and prevent criminal activity in Egypt, INTERPOL Cairo recently arranged for its frontline police officers to have direct access to INTERPOL’s global databases.  This means that police in the field now have hands-on access to critical data on wanted persons, vehicles and stolen and lost travel documents. 

With this new capacity, Egyptian police officers in the following border control units can quickly determine if a person is a potential threat to national security:

  • General Directorate of Cairo International Airport;
  • General Directorate of Port Security (33 national ports and airports);
  • General Directorate of the Port of Alexandria.

Shortly, the following additional national end-points will also be given access to INTERPOL databases by INTERPOL Cairo:

  • General Directorate of Anti-Narcotics;
  • General Department of the Public Funds Crime Investigation Police;
  • General Administration of Criminal Evidence Verification;
  • Passports, Emigration and Nationality Administration.
INTERPOL Cairo in action
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
13 July 2015

Egyptian authorities seize guns, drugs and stolen art in operation targeting illicit goods

LYON, France – A 60-day operation conducted across Egypt targeting illicit and fake goods has resulted in the seizure of genuine guns, drugs and stolen works of art.More than 233 weapons, including shot guns, machine guns and rifles, 30 kg of heroin, nearly five kg of opium and almost three kg of cocaine, in addition to 23 pieces of elephant ivory weighin...
02 April 2014

INTERPOL condemns killing of police officers in Afghanistan and Egypt

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has condemned two deadly attacks which have killed police officers in Egypt and Afghanistan.Brigadier General Tariq al-Mirjawi died and five others were injured in a twin bomb blast next to a police post near Cairo University.INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Kabul has confirmed that six...
17 January 2014

Enhancing fugitive investigations focus of INTERPOL workshop for North Africa and Middle East

LYON, France – Enhancing fugitive investigations and developing best practice was the focus of a workshop at the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters for officers from North Africa and the Middle East.The five-day (13 – 17 January) meeting brought together 24 officials dealing with international search requests and fugitives in order to better develo...

Operation Monitor Eye - Egypt 2015

Red Notices 1

DARWISH BADRAN
MOHAMED
Age today: 52 years old
Nationality: Egypt

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All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 37

ABDEL AAL
ABDEL HAKIM MOHAMED EL SAYED
Age today: 55 years old
Nationality: Egypt

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AHMED MOHAMED
SAMA
Age today: 6 years old
Nationality: Egypt

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All Missing persons