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17 July 2015

US Embassy rewards INTERPOL Port of Spain for dedication to fugitive investigations

The US Embassy in Port of Spain has presented the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Trinidad and Tobago with two awards in recognition of the NCB’s outstanding dedication to fugitive investigations and public service.

In the presence of senior US Diplomatic Security Service and FBI representatives, Chargé d’Affaires Margaret Diop paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of INTERPOL Port of Spain staff during a ceremony held at the American Embassy on 18 June 2015.

“The eight INTERPOL NCB staff members are to be commended for their relentless tenacity in facilitating the search, capture and transfer to justice of many criminals wanted by the United States for offenses ranging from murder and sexual assault to firearms and financial crimes” commented Chargé d’Affaires Diop during the ceremony.

 “INTERPOL Port of Spain is very honoured to receive these awards today” said operational Head of INTERPOL Port of Spain, Detective Sergeant Herman Narace.  

“The Trinidad and Tobago NCB works frequently with our American counterparts in tracking down dangerous fugitives who wrongly assume Trinidad and Tobago is a safe place to hide. Over the past decade, we have stopped many violent and dangerous fugitives in their tracks and returned them to the United States to face justice.  Both Trinidad and USA are safer for it today” he concluded.

The two award certificates were given to NCB Port of Spain staff on behalf of three United States law enforcement agencies:

  • United States Marshals Service, in recognition of outstanding efforts and commitment to locating and apprehending fugitives wanted by the USA;
  • FBI and Diplomatic Security Service, with the US Embassy Port of Spain, in recognition of committed service, professionalism and dedication to public service.