• INTERPOL Dar Es Salam
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    19 September 1962
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Law enforcement services in Tanzania are provided by the Tanzania Police Force (TPF), which is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs.  Led by an Inspector General of Police, five Commissioners head the five departments which make up the force:

  • Administration and Resource Management;
  • Operations;
  • Criminal Investigation;
  • Dar Es Salam Special Police Zone;
  • Zanzibar police.

TPF mandate:

  • Maintain law and order;
  • Protect life and property;
  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime.

INTERPOL Dar-es-Salaam

Headed by a Commissioner of Police, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Tanzania is part of the Criminal Investigation Department.  It is staffed by 23 TPF police officers
Priority crime areas:

  • Motor vehicle crime;
  • Drugs and organized crime;
  • Intellectual property and works of art;
  • Environmental crime;
  • Terrorism and piracy;
  • Stolen and lost travel documents;
  • Trafficking in human beings and illegal immigration;
  • Crimes against women and children;
  • Trafficking in precious stones and metals;
  • Firearms and explosives;
  • Counterfeit products, including pharmaceuticals;
  • Cattle rustling.

INTERPOL Dar Es Salam is the exclusive platform for international investigations requiring input from Tanzanian law enforcement partners.  The NCB’s principal domestic partners include:

  • Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority;
  • Tanzania Police Defense Force;
  • Tanzania Revenue Authority;
  • Fair Competition Commission;
  • National Environment Management Commission;
  • Tanzania Intelligence Security Services;
  • Tanzania National Park Authority;
  • Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources;
  • Immigration Department.
INTERPOL Dar Es Salam in action
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...
04 May 2016

Organized crime networks behind ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted in East Africa

One man has been arrested and warrants issued for three more individuals in connection with ongoing investigations into two organized crime networks believed to have trafficked at least 8,635 kg of ivory and 53 kg of rhino horn from East and Southern Africa to Asia.   A 44-year-old Chinese national was arrested in Tanzania on suspicion of traffickin...
22 December 2015

Elephant ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted across Africa in Operation Worthy II

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation targeting ivory trafficking in Africa has resulted in 376 arrests, the seizure of 4.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and rhino horn and the investigation of 25 criminal groups involved in the illicit trade.Operation Worthy II took place from January to October and involved law enforcement across 11 African countries: Eth...
23 October 2015

Fighting pharmaceutical crime focus of INTERPOL training in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda – An INTERPOL training course to educate participants on how to create effective training programmes to combat pharmaceutical crime within their countries has concluded in Uganda.The five-day (19-23 October) session was INTERPOL’s first ‘train-the-trainer’ course held in Africa with a focus on pharmaceutical crime. It brought together 19 p...
24 December 2014

Tanzanian police hold suspected Kenyan ivory smuggling ring leader targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France – A Kenyan national suspected of leading an international ivory smuggling syndicate has been arrested in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania after he was targeted by an INTERPOL operation focusing on individuals wanted for environmental crimes.   Feisal Ali was highlighted by INTERPOL’s Operation Infra Terra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arr...
11 July 2014

Dangerous fake goods seized in INTERPOL operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

LYON, France – Baby food, cosmetics, televisions, mobile phones and toys were among goods worth USD 5.6 million seized during an INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting organized crime groups trading fake and illicit products across Eastern and Southern Africa.Operation Wipeout was conducted across seven countries – Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanz...
26 June 2014

Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda unite efforts to combat illegal timber trade in East Africa

Nairobi, 26 June 2014 – High-level government representatives from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania today, at the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), announced their intention to work together, along with INTERPOL and UN agencies, to curb the illegal timber trade that is stripping East Africa of one of its most valuable natural resources.The East...
21 March 2014

INTERPOL anti-piracy meeting reviews key evidence against network leaders

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – Reviewing key evidence and information sharing was the focus of a two-day (20 and 21 March) meeting under the umbrella of INTERPOL’s Maritime Security unit as part of it Evidence Exploitation Initiative (EVEXI) project targeting maritime piracy in East Africa.Investigators from all five EVEXI II countries and representatives from t...
25 February 2014

Response to elephant poaching and ivory trafficking focus of new INTERPOL report

NAIROBI, Kenya – With record levels of global ivory seizures in 2013, a new INTERPOL report highlights the need for greater information sharing to enable a more proactive and effective law enforcement response against trafficking syndicates.The report, produced by INTERPOL’s Environmental Security unit, also highlights the need for increased intelligence...
18 January 2014

Visit by Zanzibar police commissioner to INTERPOL focuses on boosting regional security

LYON, France – Zanzibar’s Commissioner of Police Hamdan Omari Makame has met with INTERPOL Executive Director of Police Services Jean-Michel Louboutin to discuss international security issues affecting Zanzibar and to seek support from the world police body to enhance security and safety in the region.The meeting at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquar...
29 November 2013

Ivory and illegal timber seized in INTERPOL-coordinated operation across Africa

LYON, France – More than 240 kg of elephant ivory and 856 timber logs have been seized and 660 people arrested during an INTERPOL-coordinated operation combating ivory trafficking and illegal logging across Southern and Eastern Africa.As part of INTERPOL’s Project Wisdom and Project Leaf, the operation jointly targeted ivory smuggling and illegal logging,...
04 November 2013

INTERPOL anti-piracy meeting targets network leaders with new regional Joint Investigation Team

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania – Targeting the planners, leaders and financiers of maritime piracy networks and boosting investigative capacity is the focus of the first INTERPOL Evidence Exploitation Initiative (EVEXI) anti-piracy case coordination meeting.The three-day (4 – 6 November) meeting brings together investigators from all five EVEXI countries Kenya, Mauri...
29 October 2013

Enhancing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity investigations focus of INTERPOL training

ARUSHA, Tanzania – Developing knowledge and expertise in investigating and prosecuting genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity was the focus of an INTERPOL training course in Tanzania.The 3rd International Training Course on Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity, organized by INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support (FIS) unit, brough...
08 August 2013

Human, drugs and arms traffickers targeted in operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting a range of cross-border crimes has resulted in the rescue of human trafficking victims, the seizure of drugs, guns and stolen vehicles and the recovery of smuggled goods including ivory and diamonds.Codenamed Usalama – which means ‘safety’ – the operation was led by the Eastern Afr...
21 February 2012

Combating terrorism and maritime piracy across Horn of Africa focus of INTERPOL training

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Enhanced use of INTERPOL’s tools and services to boost member countries’ ability to combat terrorism and maritime piracy across the Horn of Africa and beyond is the focus of an INTERPOL capacity building programme which has opened in Tanzania.The two-week session (20 Feb – 2 Mar) organized by INTERPOL’s Capacity Building and Trai...
29 August 2011

INTERPOL-supported training aims to curb wildlife trafficking across Southern Africa

GABORONE, Botswana – Law enforcement officers from eleven southern African countries have completed an intensive six-day training course on wildlife law enforcement organized by INTERPOL, designed by Environment Canada and primarily funded by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).The six-day workshop (22-27 August) was designed to improve gove...
26 August 2010

East Africa’s Operation Mamba III bolsters fight against counterfeit medicines with INTERPOL-IMPACT support

A combined international operation across East Africa targeting counterfeit medical products and pharmaceutical crimes has resulted in the seizure of at least 10 tons of counterfeit and illicit medical products and more than 80 arrests of individuals suspected of involvement in the illegal manufacture, trafficking or sale of counterfeit and diverted medic...
30 November 2009

Illegal ivory trade focus of biggest ever transnational wildlife crime operation in Africa co-ordinated by INTERPOL

More than two tons of illegal ivory have been seized and more than 100 people arrested in the largest-ever transnational operation targeting wildlife crime across Africa co-ordinated by INTERPOL.Codenamed Operation Costa, the series of actions involved officers from police, national wildlife, customs and national intelligence agencies across six countries...
02 October 2009

East African countries crack down on counterfeiters in INTERPOL/IMPACT–supported Operation Mamba II

A combined operation involving Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda targeting counterfeit medical products resulted in 83 police cases being opened and the prosecution of several individuals suspected of being involved in the illicit trafficking of medical products.Police, customs, drugs regulatory authorities and other stakeholders from all three countries, suppor...
29 October 2008

Operation Mamba (IMPACT) – targeting counterfeit medicines in Tanzania and Uganda

The first combined INTERPOL- World Health Organization (WHO) operations targeting counterfeit pharmaceutical products took place between 29 September and 5 October 2008 in Tanzania and Uganda. The operations formed part of the WHO’s International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT).Counterfeit medical products – the problemCounterfeit...
21 February 2008

Tanzanian Police arrest Rwandan genocide fugitive subject of INTERPOL Red Notice

A joint operation between the Tracking Team of the Office of the Prosecutor of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Tanzanian authorities, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) in Dar es Salaam and INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Service has resulted in the arrest of a former Rwandan minister wanted in connection with the 1994 genocide.Calli...

Red Notices 1

Age today: 52 years old
Nationality: Guinea


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 1

Age today: 7 years old
Nationality: Tanzania


All Missing persons

  • 19th African Regional Conference - 2007 - Arusha