PNP to aid INTERPOL in tracking, hunting down foreign fugitives hiding in PHL

March 20, 2012

Zambo Times on March 20, 2012 released the following:

“MANILA — Philippine National Police Director General Nicanor Bartolome announced Monday the command will assist the International Police (INTERPOL) in tracking and arresting six to eight fugitives in the Philippines.

He added some of the suspects have pending child abuse cases.

Bartolome added the INTERPOL has given him a list of the suspects or fugitives they believed are hiding in the country.

The PNP chief stressed that they are still determining whether the fugitives wanted by the INTERPOL have links with known terrorist groups.

Aside from helping the INTERPOL extend its dragnet for known criminals and fugitives, Bartolome said the international anti-crime organization also inked a transnational crime agreement with the PNP with special focus on reducing or eliminating known producers of counterfeit medicines.

The PNP chief last week met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble in Lyon, France to discuss increased cooperation between the country and the world police body in combating a range of transnational crimes.

Discussions also included the recent participation of the Philippines in Operation Infra-SEA (International Fugitive Round-Up and Arrest – South East Asia), launched from INTERPOL’s Liaison Office in Bangkok, Thailand.

This focused on information relating to 60 suspects from 21 countries wanted in connection with child sex offences.

“Cooperation with INTERPOL is a priority area for police in the Philippines. My meeting with Secretary General Noble provided an important opportunity to reaffirm the need for international cooperation with INTERPOL, and to identify areas such as terrorism, counterfeit medicines and fugitive investigation where we can collaborate even more closely,” Bartolome stressed.

Noble said: “International law enforcement collaboration between INTERPOL and the Philippines is vital for the country, the region and beyond.

“A global collaborative approach to security involving countries sharing intelligence and maximizing the use of INTERPOL’s global police tools is today key to effectively protecting citizens.”

In this respect, the INTERPOL chief said the organization strongly supported plans by the Philippine authorities to expand INTERPOL’s tools and services to the PNP.

INTERPOL having sent a Disaster Victim Identification team to Cebu in 2008 following a ferry disaster which left 800 dead.

Noble outlined how the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation will have a dedicated DVI platform to better assist Asian countries requesting assistance following disasters or acts of terrorism.

The IGCI is due to open in Singapore in 2014. (PNA)”

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INTERPOL appoints Executive Director for new global complex in Singapore

January 16, 2012

INTERPOL on January 16, 2012 released the following:

“Japan’s Noboru Nakatani to lead INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation

LYON, France ‒ INTERPOL has announced that Noboru Nakatani of Japan, currently the Special Advisor to the Commissioner General of Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA), and Director of the NPA’s Transnational Organized Crime Office, has been appointed as the Executive Director of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore.

The state-of-the-art facility, due to become operational in early 2014, will equip the world’s police with the tools and knowledge to better tackle the crime threats of the 21st century. As a research and development facility for the identification of crimes and criminals, it will provide innovative training and operational support for law enforcement across the globe.

During the building’s ongoing construction, Mr Nakatani will oversee and coordinate the creation and development of the programmes and services that will be delivered from the IGCI by INTERPOL to its 190 member countries.

Mr Nakatani previously held the post of Director of Information Systems and Technology at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters, overseeing the development of innovative IT services for the global law enforcement community. He also served as Assistant Director of INTERPOL’s Financial and High Tech Crime unit where he specialized in cybercrime and cyber security issues.

At Japan’s National Police Agency, Mr Nakatani held the post of Senior Assistant Director for cybercrime, as well as Executive Officer to the Minister of State, the Chairperson of the National Public Safety Commission.

“I am very pleased that the Government of Japan has allowed Mr Nakatani to return to INTERPOL in order to take up this challenging and historic post; it reaffirms Japan’s strong commitment to INTERPOL and to international police cooperation,” said INTERPOL President Khoo Boon Hui.

INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble added that Mr Nakatani’s intellectual power, proven leadership ability and demonstrated expertise in the areas of cyber security and cybercrime in Japan and at INTERPOL “will combine to ensure that INTERPOL’s Global Complex for Innovation provides our 190 member countries with much needed training, innovation and support in the both the virtual and real worlds”.

“Through Mr Nakatani’s appointment as Executive Director of the IGCI, all member countries and INTERPOL staff will benefit from his vision and cutting-edge approach to developing responses to emerging threats, in a rapidly evolving policing environment where capacity building and training at all levels will take on an ever increasingly important role,” concluded Secretary General Noble.

Mr Nakatani will take up the three-year post in April 2012.”

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CBI team to be trained at Interpol centre

December 7, 2011

IndianExpress.com on December 7, 2011 released the following:

“When former cricketer Vinod Kambli raked up the issue of match-fixing recently, there were not many ways in which his accusation could be substantiated.

But this will soon change as CBI sleuths will be part of the working group of Interpol’s Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) which is being set up at Singapore for innovative training and to focus on integrity in sports.

A part of the IGCI project, assisted by the Federation of International Football Association, will be dedicated to curb illegal betting and match fixing.

The CBI will train its officials at Singapore to tap match fixing cases in India and abroad.

The agency says a small team will be trained to find unscrupulous elements in the sports fraternity.

They will be working with the help of Interpol’s Singapore branch which is going to be set up by 2014.”

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Italy first country to officially support INTERPOL-FIFA initiative to fight match-fixing

October 19, 2011

INTERPOL on October 19, 2011 released the following:

“ROME, Italy – An agreement signed by Italy today makes it the first INTERPOL member country to officially endorse the initiative agreed in May between the world police body and FIFA to target match-fixing and illegal and irregular betting across the globe.

Italy’s Minister of the Interior Roberto Maroni, who witnessed the signing of the memorandum of understanding at a special ceremony with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, said that his country’s support for the INTERPOL-FIFA programme would bring its national expertise in tackling this type of crime to the global arena.

“With international crime syndicates from Southeast Asia to Europe making huge profits from bets placed through legal and illegal networks and their attempts to infiltrate the world of sport, it is clear that there is a need for continued and more effective cooperation, which is why Italy is proud to be the first country to pledge support for the INTERPOL-FIFA initiative,” said Minister Maroni.

Signing the agreement, Director General of Public Security and Chief of Italy’s State Police, Antonio Manganelli, said it “would develop on an international scale the steps Italy has already taken to combat this type of crime such as the creation of the Sports Betting Intelligence Unit and the Investigations Group earlier this year.”

INTERPOL and FIFA’s unprecedented 10-year venture will see the creation of a dedicated FIFA Anti-Corruption Training Wing within the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore which will provide a cutting-edge training, education and prevention programme to protect the sport, players and the fans from fraud and corruption.

The agreement between INTERPOL and Italy will further support this initiative through the sharing of mutual experience and expertise, as well as through close liaison in designing training programmes and course material for players, officials, referees, police officers and others.

“Italy’s support for the INTERPOL-FIFA initiative is a clear signal to those who may be involved in match-fixing or illegal gambling, both domestically and internationally, that such crimes will not be tolerated, and I believe today’s agreement with Italy should serve as a model for all INTERPOL member countries,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

“With billions of dollars involved and more importantly the very reputation of sport itself at stake, it is vital that law enforcement presents a united front in not only fighting this type of crime but to ensure that everyone involved from the rank and file official to the star player is given the resources and training to counter the corrupt influences of transnational organized crime,” added the INTERPOL chief.

As part of the agreement Italy will also second a specialized police officer to the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters to further support the INTERPOL-FIFA Anti-Corruption training initiative.”

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Qatar Minister underlines commitment to INTERPOL and global policing community

October 17, 2011

INTERPOL on October 17, 2011 released the following:

“LYON, France – Senior officials from Qatar reaffirmed their country’s partnership with INTERPOL during a visit by Minister of State for Interior Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani to the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon.

During his meeting with INTERPOL General Secretary Ronald K. Noble, the Minister, accompanied by the Head of National Central Bureau Doha Brigadier Khalifa Al-Nasr, was updated on the progress of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), a state-of-the-art facility under development in Singapore that will enhance INTERPOL’s technological capabilities.

Following the 79th INTERPOL General Assembly session in Doha in November 2010 when the IGCI was unanimously endorsed by the member states, where Qatar announced the donation of USD 2 million in support of the Global Complex the country has further underlined their support with the Head of NCB Qatar Brigadier Al-Nasr now a member of the IGCI Working Group.

The delegation was also updated on the INTERPOL Travel Document initiative intended to enable INTERPOL officials to travel internationally on urgent deployments without requiring a visa. Qatar recognized the Travel Document during the General Assembly in 2010 and is establishing special visa status for INTERPOL passport holders.

Qatar has been at the centre of initiatives to combat drug trafficking in the Gulf region. The Gulf Cooperation Council-Criminal Information Center to Combat Drugs, based in Doha, has expressed interest in co-operating with INTERPOL on joint operational initiatives.”

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INTERPOL and Europol agree joint initiatives to enhance global response against transnational crime

October 13, 2011

INTERPOL on October 12, 2011 released the following:

“LYON, France – INTERPOL and Europol have extended their close collaboration against transnational organized crime after the leaders of the two international police agencies agreed on Tuesday to establish a secure communication line between both organizations and endorsed a collaborative operational action plan in key security areas.

Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and Europol Director Rob Wainwright, the communication line will link up the secure networks of both agencies to facilitate and simplify the exchange of operational and strategic crime information, including via their respective liaison officers based at INTERPOL in Lyon and at Europol in The Hague.

During their two-day meeting at the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters (11-12 October), Secretary General Noble and Director Wainwright also agreed that INTERPOL and Europol should enhance their collaborative operational efforts within their respective mandates to underpin a global response against transnational organized crime and terrorism by endorsing operational action plans of cooperation in five areas: maritime piracy, counter-terrorism, securing major international public events, cyber-crime and child sexual exploitation.

Europol Director Rob Wainwright said: “Identifying and developing areas for future joint actions between Europol and INTERPOL is very important to us and key to providing an even more integrated service to the international police community on both sides. We are committed to developing the best possible cooperation – intensive efforts on both our sides will bring about more security to Europe and beyond, and will make a distinctive contribution to our fight against serious international crime worldwide.”

The head of Europol was also updated during his visit on INTERPOL’s Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) which will tackle 21st century crime threats such as cyber-crime. The IGCI will open in Singapore by early 2014.

INTERPOL Secretary General said that the agreement marked ‘another important step’ in strengthening the close collaboration between INTERPOL and Europol and the international fight against organized crime and terrorism.

“These new initiatives represent a natural and strong evolution in our collaboration with Europol under the leadership of Director Wainwright, and a leap forward in our common efforts against 21st century crime,” said the head of INTERPOL.

“At a time when crime threats are becoming more complex and criminals are exploiting technology as well as physical and virtual mobility, our agreement is both a natural and necessary development in our strategic collaboration. It benefits both of our organizations by maximizing our resources and advancing our efforts against the threats faced by all our member countries,” added Secretary General Noble.

Tuesday’s agreement follows a series of strategic meetings between both leaders, including a joint INTERPOL-Europol global initiative to combat the threats of maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

In this respect, at an operational level the area of maritime piracy has highlighted the excellent collaboration between INTERPOL and Europol in information exchange and analysis. The UN Security Council unanimously endorsed in November 2010 a Resolution calling on all UN 192 member countries to work with INTERPOL and Europol to fight criminal networks involved in maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia.

The European Union Council also adopted in December 2010 a Decision which will see the EU’s military mission against maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia use INTERPOL’s global network and tools to fight the criminal networks behind piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

A future step in Tuesday’s agreement between INTERPOL and Europol will see the extension of law enforcement tools and services between both organizations, and the identification of proposals for future joint actions.”

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