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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 develop their understanding of INTERPOL’s tools and services, such as the issue of Notices.

The course also enabled participants to exchange experience and addressed a range of issues including electronic surveillance, extradition and public appeals, such as the Infra (International Fugitive Round up and Arrest) series of operations, including the current phase in the Americas, targeting fugitives linked to organized crime.

Nine countries were represented at the workshop jointly organized by the Middle East and North Africa and Fugitive Investigative Support units: Egypt, Iran, Jordan Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.