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04 June 2014

Moldova Minister of Internal Affairs visits INTERPOL to strengthen law enforcement ties

LYON, France – The Minister of Internal Affairs from Moldova, Dorin Recean, has met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters to identify ways to strengthen international police cooperation between Moldova and INTERPOL.

Accompanied by the Head of the National Central Bureau in Moldova, Fredolin Lecari, the Minister and the INTERPOL Chief discussed potential INTERPOL tools and pilot projects which can be deployed in Moldova to turn back crime and better protect its citizens.

One such example is I-Checkit, an innovative service which will assist members of the public and the private sector in detecting and preventing illicit transactions. Through the I-Checkit system, private sector partners in the travel industry will be able to screen passports against INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database, to ensure customers are not attempting to use fraudulent travel documents to gain access to their services.

“My goal in visiting the INTERPOL General Secretariat was to identify ways to reinforce law enforcement, the private sector and the public’s ability in Moldova to protect themselves from all forms of crime. I look forward to developing our existing collaboration with INTERPOL,” said Minister Recean. 

In September Moldova will celebrate its 20th anniversary as a member of INTERPOL, and Minister Recean announced the country plans to mark the occasion with an event to roll out the INTERPOL Turn Back Crime campaign with Secretary General Noble in Moldova.

“The Turn Back Crime campaign encourages a more collaborative role between law enforcement, the private sector and citizens in preventing crime, in addition to educating society about the ways in which crime affects our daily lives and assisting the public in protecting themselves,” said Secretary General Noble.

“Moldova’s authorities understand that in a globalized, interconnected world, there is an essential need for police to cooperate across borders,” added the INTERPOL Chief.

During his visit, Minister Recean attended the 8th International Symposium on Fingerprints held at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat.