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New INTERPOL President elected – Kim Jong Yang of the Republic of Korea

INTERPOL President Kim Jong Yang Delegates attending INTERPOL’s General Assembly have elected Kim Jong Yang of the Republic of Korea as the Organization’s new President. Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 18-21 November, the 87th session of the General Assembly comprised some 1,000 senior law enforcement officials from 180 countries. The General Assembly democratically […]

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The State of Palestine and the Solomon Islands become INTERPOL member countries

BEIJING, China – The INTERPOL General Assembly has voted to admit the State of Palestine and the Solomon Islands as new member countries. The membership of the world policing body now totals 192. Each application was approved by a more than two-thirds majority vote at INTERPOL’s General Assembly, currently meeting in Beijing for its 86th […]

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Global operation targets child sexual abuse material exchanged via messaging apps

LYON, France – An operation into the exchange of child sexual abuse material via mobile applications has led to 38 arrests in Latin America and Europe. Operation Tantalio, launched by the Spanish National Police and coordinated by INTERPOL and Europol, saw police across 15 countries in Central and South America and Europe target individuals using […]

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Europol and INTERPOL issue comprehensive review of migrant smuggling networks

The findings of a joint Europol-INTERPOL Report on Migrant Smuggling Networks underline the need for an accurate and in-depth understanding of the wide range of illicit services offered by migrant smugglers, and their operating methods, so as to dismantle their criminal networks. A summary of the report published today provides comprehensive insight into the activities, […]

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Largest-ever seizures of fake food and drink in INTERPOL-EUROPOL operation

More than 10,000 tonnes and one million litres of hazardous fake food and drink have been seized in operations across 57 countries in an INTERPOL-Europol coordinated initiative to protect public health and safety. Operation Opson V, resulted in seizures ranging from nearly nine tonnes of counterfeit sugar contaminated with fertilizer in Khartoum, Sudan to Italian […]

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INTERPOL global resources supporting Brussels terror probe

World police body to coordinate international operation targeting terror suspects LYON, France – INTERPOL is providing analytical and operational support to Belgium following the Brussels terrorist bombings to help identify potential links with other individuals and attacks around the world. To further build on the international information exchange it is currently facilitating in the aftermath […]

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INTERPOL advises enhanced border vigilance following Abdeslam arrest

LYON, France – Following the arrest of Salah Abdeslam in Belgium on Friday, INTERPOL has advised extra vigilance at border controls to its 190 member countries. The world police body is warning that the capture of the 26-year-old Belgian-born French national, a key suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks, may encourage any accomplices to […]

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Spanish operation nets suspects behind illegal fishing

RIBEIRA, Spain – An investigation by Spanish authorities into a network of companies and individuals linked to a fleet of illegal fishing vessels active in the Antarctic has resulted in six arrests and a further 13 people placed under investigation. The operators are accused of environmental crimes, money laundering, falsification of documents and organized crime […]

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Europol and INTERPOL take steps against organised crime behind migrant smuggling

The 2nd Europol and INTERPOL Operational Forum on Countering Migrant Smuggling Networks, held at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague on 22 and 23 February, outlined important measures against the organised criminal networks behind people smuggling. The Forum discussed concrete operational actions in key areas related to migrant smuggling, including: illicit money flows and money laundering; […]

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International response to child abductions focus of INTERPOL meeting

LYON, France – Enhancing awareness of mechanisms to better address international child abductions was the focus of a meeting at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters. Bringing together some 150 participants from 20 countries, the symposium was attended by representatives from government, law enforcement, the legal and judicial sectors, and the European Union, as well as national […]

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Online child sex abuser forums targeted in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An operation targeting paedophile networks sharing child sexual abuse material via online forums has resulted in the arrest of 60 offenders across 15 countries in the Americas and Europe and the rescue of four victims. Coordinated from INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America in Buenos Aires, nearly 200 raids were carried […]

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INTERPOL Chief strongly condemns Paris terror massacre

World police organization sets up crisis taskforce LYON, France – The Head of INTERPOL has strongly condemned a wave of terror attacks across Paris on Friday night which saw at least 120 people killed and 200 injured in a series of coordinated attacks. “On behalf of the international police community INTERPOL condemns these cold-blooded, cowardly […]

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