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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...
20 April 2017

INTERPOL training in Americas enhances capacity to counter cyber threats

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – INTERPOL has delivered a series of training events and meetings to develop and enhance regional capacity across the Americas to combat cybercrime.Cybercrime issues addressed in the month-long (6 - 31 March) course included domain investigation and disruption, advanced mobile forensics, ransomware, crimes against children, malware an...
18 April 2017

Global operation targets child sexual abuse material exchanged via messaging apps

LYON, France – An operation into the exchange of child sexual abuse material via mobile applications has led to 38 arrests in Latin America and Europe.Operation Tantalio, launched by the Spanish National Police and coordinated by INTERPOL and Europol, saw police across 15 countries in Central and South America and Europe target individuals using the messa...
23 September 2016

Tackling organized crime in Latin America and Caribbean focus of INTERPOL meeting

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Addressing the global problem of Latin American and Caribbean drug crime and its links to other serious crimes, particularly migrant smuggling and human trafficking, was the focus of INTERPOL’s third annual Project Fortaleza meeting held in the Curaçao capital. Project Fortaleza provides Latin American and Caribbean law enforcement w...
02 September 2016

INTERPOL boosts cybercrime policing capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean

BOGOTA, Colombia – INTERPOL has conducted a series of cybercrime training sessions in Latin America and the Caribbean, aimed at enhancing regional law enforcement capacity to prevent, detect and respond to cyberthreats.The three training sessions – held in the Bahamas in June, the Dominican Republic in July and Colombia in August – brought together a tota...
26 November 2015

INTERPOL operations target illegal timber trade in Africa and the Americas

LYON, France – INTERPOL-coordinated illegal logging operations in West Africa and Central and South America have identified key trade routes used by criminal networks to traffic illicitly harvested timber and led to major seizures of protected and valuable timber species worth more than USD 262 million.Operation Log took place in nine West African countri...
21 September 2015

South American operation targets crime networks behind fake goods

LYON, France – Police and customs officers across South America have taken part in an operation aimed at disrupting the organized crime networks behind illicit trade and the production and distribution of counterfeit goods in the region and beyond.Coordinated by INTERPOL, Operation Jupiter VII (15 – 31 August) involved almost 2,000 raids in 11 countries w...
12 June 2015

United States streamlines travel for foreign officials traveling on INTERPOL business

LYON, France – The United States has become the latest country to streamline foreign officials’ travel on INTERPOL business to enhance international law enforcement cooperation.The decision makes the US the 102nd member country to acknowledge the importance of establishing procedures for officials travelling on INTERPOL-related duties.Launched in 2009, th...
01 June 2015

Fakes worth USD 60 million seized in operations across Americas and Caribbean

LYON, France – Car parts, fuel, food, detergent, cigars, shampoo and steel were among fake goods worth nearly USD 60 million seized in a two-week operation across the Americas and the Caribbean.Codenamed Maya II, more than 2,000 interventions by police, customs, investigators and Intellectual Property (IP) units were carried out at key locations including...
30 April 2015

INTERPOL strengthens cooperation in combating corruption and money laundering in Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile – Enhancing skills in asset recovery and money laundering investigations was the focus of a specialized training course for law enforcement officers in Latin America.Part of an ongoing project coordinated by INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America and the Financial Action Group of Latin America (GAFILAT) supported by the European Unio...
13 March 2015

US Congressional visit to INTERPOL focuses on combating terrorism

LYON, France – International law enforcement cooperation against terrorism was the focus of a visit by high-ranking members of the US Congress to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters.Led by Hal Rogers, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, the US delegation met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock  and other senior INTERPOL officia...
19 February 2015

Information sharing is a ‘tripwire’ against foreign terrorist fighters – INTERPOL Chief

WASHINGTON DC, USA – INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock has highlighted the role effective information sharing and border management can play via the world police body’s global network against the global threat of foreign terrorist fighters.  Addressing a ministerial session during the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, the INT...