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  • INTERPOL Beirut
  • Member since :
    October 1949
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Under the authority of the Minister of the Interior, the Internal Security Force (ISF) is Lebanon’s national police and security force.  Composed of administrative and judicial police branches, it is an armed force responsible for the security of the Lebanese territory, waters and airspace.

National law enforcement forces

The following units are under the authority of the ISF Director General:

  • General Staff (in charge of preparing studies and advising the Director General);
  • Central Administration (ISF finances, supplies, equipment and buildings management);
  • Social Services Administration;
  • Territorial Gendarmerie;
  • Mobile Battalion (general ISF reserve force – considered the ISF strike force);
  • Police of Beirut;
  • Judicial Police (covers the whole Lebanese territory and includes scientific and tourist Police and sections for crime repression, enquiries and investigations);
  • Embassy, Public Administration and Institutional Security body;
  • ISF Institutes (colleges, schools and training centres).


Joining the Organization in 1949, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Lebanon was the second Arab country after Egypt to join INTERPOL.  Located in the ISF headquarters, INTERPOL Beirut is part of the ISF International Relations Department, and reports directly to the Director General.

INTERPOL Beirut is responsible for:

  • Exchange of criminal information at domestic and international levels;
  • Arrest and handing over of criminals to the INTERPOL member countries according to the principle of reciprocity in the absence of bilateral treaties;
  • Exchanging crime expertise.

NCB Beirut cooperates with the wider INTERPOL community on a wide range of crime investigations, especially in the fields of drugs, car theft, money laundering, terrorism, illegal immigration, trafficking in human beings, and theft or loss of travel documents.

INTERPOL Beirut 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...
28 January 2014

Global security dialogue via INTERPOL focus of Beirut meeting with banking association

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Top officials from INTERPOL and the INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World have met in Beirut with directors of the Association of Banks in Lebanon (ABL) as part of a collaborative dialogue on ‘Banking: Threats and Remedies’.As INTERPOL and the INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World work to identify priorities and activities on which they...
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...
04 April 2013

Enhanced law enforcement cooperation focus of visit by Lebanese security Chief to INTERPOL

LYON, France – A series of security measures aimed at enhancing Lebanon’s border controls has been agreed during a meeting between the Director General of General Security Directorate of Lebanon, Maj Gen Abbas Ibrahim, and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.During Director General Ibrahim’s visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters on T...
30 July 2011

INTERPOL Red Notices for Hariri assassination suspects made public at request of Special Tribunal for Lebanon

LYON, France – Following the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s (STL) lifting of confidentiality on the identities of four individuals wanted in connection with the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, the INTERPOL Red Notices, or wanted persons alerts, have now also become public.The notices, issued at the request of the STL,...
13 July 2011

INTERPOL Red Notices issued for Hariri assassination suspects at request of Special Tribunal for Lebanon

LYON, France – At the request of the Special Tribunal of Lebanon (STL), INTERPOL has today issued Red Notices, or international wanted persons alerts, for individuals wanted in connection with the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former Prime Minister of Lebanon.The Red Notices, the first issued by INTERPOL on behalf of the STL, have been circulated to...
11 March 2011

First Arabic INTERPOL Mobile Police Training Programme boosts regional capacity

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Police officers from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen have taken part in the first ever Arabic session of the INTERPOL Mobile Police Training Programme (IMPTP).The three-week course (5 – 23 March) was held in partnership with the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, covered a range of issues re...

Red Notices 1

Age today: 43 years old
Nationality: Lebanon


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 4

Age today: 21 years old
Nationality: Bulgaria , Lebanon


Age today: 65 years old
Nationality: Lebanon


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