• INTERPOL Tirana
  • Member since :
    4 November 1991
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Albanian State Police


The Albanian State Police is the national police and law enforcement agency which operates throughout the Republic of Albania. The General Director is the highest administrative, technical, and operational authority in the State Police, which sits structurally in the Ministry of Interior.

The General Directorate of State Police is made up of the following departments:

  • Organized and Serious Crimes;
  • Public Security;
  • Border and Migration;
  • Support Services;
  • Police Training.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Albania is part of the State Police’s International Cooperation and Coordination Directorate.  It is the country’s exclusive platform for taking investigations beyond Albanian borders. 

INTERPOL Tirana has a staff of 15 people;

  • 1 Head of the NCB;
  • 10 law enforcement specialists;
  • 2 telecommunications officers;
  • 1 archives specialist;
  • 1 secretary.

In order to strengthen national security, INTERPOL Tirana has integrated INTERPOL's databases into Albania’s national police network.  This means that police across the country have instant and automated access to INTERPOL’s global databases, enabling them to obtain critical data on wanted persons, vehicles and stolen and lost travel documents in just seconds, no matter where they are.

INTERPOL Tirana 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...
12 August 2014

Albanian fugitive targeted by INTERPOL arrested in Ecuador

LYON, France – The arrest and positive identification in Ecuador of Dritan Rexhepi, the subject of several INTERPOL Red Notices for internationally wanted individuals and a target of a global INTERPOL fugitive operation, has been hailed by the world police body following international cooperation via INTERPOL.   The Albanian national, aged 34, escap...
20 June 2014

Tonnes of marijuana seized in largest ever Albanian police operation

LYON, France – In one of the largest operations of its kind, Albanian State Police have raided a village in the south of the country known for producing marijuana on a massive scale, seizing tonnes of the drug and arresting more than a dozen people.In the first five days of the large-scale operation in the village of Lazarat, police seized more than 23 to...
30 December 2013

Fake goods worth nearly USD 1 million seized in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

LYON, France – Counterfeit goods worth nearly USD 1 million have been seized in a series of interventions across Eastern Europe as part of INTERPOL’s Operation White Mercury.Involving seven countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – the operation also resulted in the ident...
04 October 2013

Bahrain million dollar watch raid suspects arrested following issue of INTERPOL Red Notices

LYON, France – Three men suspected of being part of a gang which robbed a Rolex shop in Bahrain whilst disguised as women have been arrested in Albania and Bahrain following the issue of INTERPOL Red Notices or internationally wanted persons alerts.The six thieves broke into the shop in the city centre mall after it closed at 10pm, and attacked and injure...
15 April 2011

INTERPOL hunt for international fugitives leads to numerous arrests across South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An INTERPOL operation targeting 207 internationally-wanted fugitives wanted for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, organized crime and child sexual abuse believed to be hiding in South America has led to arrests across the continent and new investigative leads established for almost a quarter.Investigative leads develop...
07 September 2010

Albanian police chief’s visit to INTERPOL highlights commitment to international police co-operation

LYON, France – Collaboration and the sharing of police information with INTERPOL to combat transnational organized crime was the focus of a visit today to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters by Albania’s General Director of State Police, Mr Hysni Burgaj.With Albania having integrated in June into its national police structure INTERPOL’s global net...

Red Notices 160

Age today: 43 years old
Nationality: Albania


Age today: 55 years old
Nationality: Albania


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Yellow Notices 144

Age today: 36 years old
Nationality: Albania


Age today: 41 years old
Nationality: Albania


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