INTERPOL: “INTERPOL training in Indonesia supports police in investigating migrant smuggling”

August 15, 2014

INTERPOL on August 13, 2014 released the following:

“SEMARANG, Indonesia – The first training session of the INTERPOL Capacity Building Programme on Enhancing Migrant Smuggling Investigation in Southeast Asia is being held in Indonesia in cooperation with the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC).

The two-week course (11-22 August) brings together 22 law enforcement officials from anti-human trafficking units, cybercrime units, INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs) and national judicial authorities from eight countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The course is part of a two-year training programme, supported by funding from the Government of Canada, which aims to build the investigative capacity of law enforcement officers in Southeast Asia to prevent human trafficking and migrant smuggling, and enhance regional cooperation with a view to creating a sustainable network in the region for the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

Attending the opening ceremony were Police Commissioner General Suhardi Alius, Chief of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Indonesia National Police; Dale Sheehan, INTERPOL’s Director of Capacity Building and Training; Police Brigadier General Soepartiwi, Executive Director of the JCLEC; and Detective Superintendent Brian Thomson, Executive Director of Programs with the JCLEC.

Brigadier General Soepartiwi underlined the important role of INTERPOL in the fight against transnational crime in Southeast Asia, and applauded the Canadian Government and INTERPOL for their support in implementing the capacity building programme in the region.

Commending the JCLEC on its 10th anniversary, Mr Sheehan said: “The JCLEC is a strategic partner of INTERPOL in the delivery of our capacity building programmes. Further partnerships with the Indonesia National Police, Australia Federal Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, combined with all ASEAN member countries, ensure the essential exchange and sharing of best practices throughout Southeast Asia.”

The JCLEC is located within the Indonesian National Police Academy. It is a resource for the region in the fight against transnational crime, with a focus on counter-terrorism, through the coordination of training programmes, seminars and workshops.”

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“INTERPOL Americas conference focuses on cooperation in combating transnational crime”

July 2, 2013

INTERPOL on July 1, 2013 released the following:

“WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – INTERPOL’s 22nd Americas Regional Conference opened today in Curaçao with a focus on strengthening information sharing, collaboration and border management to more effectively combat transnational organized crime throughout the region and beyond.

Prime Minister of Curaçao, Ivar Asjes, attended the opening ceremony of the three-day meeting (1-3 July) which brings together nearly 70 senior law enforcement officials from 33 countries and five international organizations, to address crime issues ranging from terrorism, people smuggling and drug trafficking, to fugitive investigations and cybercrime.

Opening the conference, Curaçao’s Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro, said the interchange of knowledge was very important.

“It is very difficult for small countries to cope with the costs involved in the fight against international crime, so cooperation between Justice Ministers and with INTERPOL on a structural basis is essential,” said Minister Navarro.

With Curaçao one of INTERPOL’s newest member countries, having joined the world police body in 2011, Chief of Curaçao’s Police Force, Commissioner Marlon Wernet, said it was important for the country to be part of the global law enforcement community.

“This conference organized in our country is a strong indication for our region and world, that we are more than willing and ready to work together with all member states of INTERPOL, local and international law enforcement agencies, to make and maintain our country, region and world safe and as free as possible from criminal activities,” said Commissioner Wernet. “There is no doubt that together we stand and divided we are weak and would fall.”

INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi said the conference was of crucial importance in sharing best practice and expertise in addressing both traditional and emerging transnational organized crime threats.

“It is our ability to work together which is key in maintaining our concerted and joint efforts to effectively tackle transnational crime,” said President Ballestrazzi, pointing to the need to reinforce cooperation already in place as well as identifying opportunities for additional partnerships.

“It is clear that an effective police force is one which adapts to the constantly evolving challenges, which is why training also forms an important part of INTERPOL’s support to member countries in their efforts in combating all forms of crime.”

In this respect, President Ballestrazzi emphasized the added value of INTERPOL’s Regional Bureaus in Buenos Aires and San Salvador which have enabled INTERPOL to build on its operational support to member countries in the region and beyond, pointing to recent operations targeting drug trafficking and trafficking in illicit goods and counterfeiting.

With expanding use and access to INTERPOL’s databases also high on the agenda, delegates will be updated on the INTERPOL Illicit Arms Records and tracing Management System (iARMS), the first international centralized system for reporting and querying lost, stolen, trafficked and smuggled firearms.

To date, 74 member countries, including 10 from the Americas region, have successfully connected to the system, which since 1 January this year has seen the addition of more than 273,000 records, making iARMS one of the fastest growing databases in the world.”

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“INTERPOL Washington: When Transnational Crime Comes to Our Communities”

May 13, 2013

policechiefmagazine.org released the following:

“Shawn Bray, Director, INTERPOL Washington, United States National Central Bureau

In a small town in central Missouri, newly married and recently graduated from Truman State University, I began my career in law enforcement as a police officer. There, I gained a deep appreciation for my state and local counterparts and the vital work they do—the hardships they endure and the sacrifices they make to keep us and our communities safe. This appreciation has stayed with me throughout my experience working as a special agent for the U.S. Customs Service along the Arizona-Mexico border; as Unit Chief of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Cyber Crimes Center; and, today, nearly 25 years later, as Director of INTERPOL Washington, the United States National Central Bureau (USNCB) of the International Criminal Police Organization.

As Director, I am privileged to serve as the designated U.S. representative to INTERPOL on behalf of the Attorney General. I am also privileged in this role to oversee the activities of the USNCB, the official point of contact for all INTERPOL matters in the United States. Based in Lyon, France, INTERPOL’s vast communications and criminal intelligence network extends far beyond national borders and political alliances. In fact, INTERPOL facilitates police cooperation throughout 190 member countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, even in situations where diplomatic relations may not exist between particular countries.

A number of recent studies and assessments point to the globalization of crime as a growing threat to our local communities, our economic well-being, and—because of increasing evidence of ties to terrorist organizations—our national security. INTERPOL Washington offers U.S. law enforcement agencies a unique set of resources to aid in defending against these threats by providing around-the-clock access to vital international investigative resources that include I-24/7, INTERPOL’s secure, global police-to-police communication network; its broad array of investigative databases; and the INTERPOL Notice system.

INTERPOL Washington operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. A state-of-the-art command center in Washington, D.C., enables us to respond immediately to requests for law enforcement and humanitarian assistance Operational divisions provide investigative support in criminal activities with an international nexus that includes fugitives, human trafficking and smuggling, child exploitation, drugs, economic crimes, stolen works of art and cultural property, violent crimes, transnational gangs, and terrorism. Our services directly benefit more than 18,000 domestic law enforcement agencies and their counterparts in 189 other INTERPOL member countries engaged in the fight against transnational crime and terrorism.

As the U.S. National Central Bureau, INTERPOL Washington is exclusively authorized to seek the publication of INTERPOL Notices on behalf of U.S. law enforcement agencies. Color-coded according to their purposes, INTERPOL Notices serve as requests for international law enforcement assistance in such matters as locating and apprehending fugitives (red); obtaining information on the location, identity, or illegal activities of a person of interest in a criminal investigation (blue), or locating missing persons, including missing children and parental abductions (yellow). Last year alone, INTERPOL Washington initiated over 42,500 new cases and secured the publication of more than 1,800 INTERPOL Notices to National Central Bureaus world-wide and to our state and local partners here in the United States.

One of our recent high-profile cases exemplifies the importance of international police cooperation, and the value of INTERPOL’s investigative resources. The case involved the apprehension of Ulrich Engler, a fugitive wanted by German authorities for defrauding more than 1,000 investors from multiple European countries. These investors gave more than $100 million (USD) in capital to a shell company owned by the subject. In turn, Engler promised the investors that the company would return upwards of 70 percent of their initial investment annually. Instead, Engler used the investment capital to fund personal luxuries including expensive automobiles, properties, artwork, and jewelry. On March 22, 2010, Germany obtained the publication of an INTERPOL Red Notice on Engler, who for years was able to evade capture by using a myriad of aliases and physically altering his appearance. The subject was eventually arrested under an alias by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, leading investigators to discover his true identity along with the INTERPOL Red Notice and warrants for arrest. Engler was subsequently extradited to Germany to face trial. In all, over $50 million in assets were recovered.

Great case successes such as this one do not happen in isolation. Instead, they result from the cooperation of our domestic and international law enforcement partners. To that end, INTERPOL Washington is staffed by a large complement of special agents, officers, and analysts detailed from 27 partner agencies. Without the successful integration of these agencies under one roof and the ability to coordinate effectively with their international counterparts through INTERPOL channels, the identification and arrest of fugitives like Ulrich Engler would be severely hampered.

Under its Law Enforcement Information Sharing Strategy, INTERPOL Washington is continuing its efforts to share access to and boost capacity among our federal, state, local, and tribal partners. To date, we have delivered INTERPOL resources and established IT systems to support direct access to INTERPOL databases in more than 33 states free of charge. As a result, these agencies collectively run over 140,000 checks a day on INTERPOL systems. In another step forward, eight states have now federated the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) wanted query with the INTERPOL person query when they perform roadside checks on a subject. Last year, our domestic law enforcement partners conducted more than 222 million passport checks, 41 million name checks, and 2.6 million stolen motor vehicle checks across the United States. Access to INTERPOL resources continues to grow and to demonstrate its value in deterring international crimes and criminals.

In the future, we look to continue this critical mission by releasing e-learning modules on INTERPOL resources. This training will include an overview video of INTERPOL Washington and web-based training on INTERPOL, INTERPOL Washington, INTERPOL Notices, the Stolen and Lost Travel Documents program, and the International Fugitives program. These resources will equip law enforcement officers across the country with the knowledge and tools necessary to apply for and obtain INTERPOL Notices or to check INTERPOL databases. Access to INTERPOL resources and training are provided free of charge to U.S. law enforcement. We look forward to working with you to keep our communities safe.”

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“Bahamas hosts INTERPOL programme to enhance fight against organized crime in the Americas”

May 10, 2013

INTERPOL on May 10, 2013 released the following:

“NASSAU, Bahamas – The latest session in a three-year programme coordinated by INTERPOL to boost national law enforcement’s ability to fight drugs trafficking and organized crime across the Americas has opened in Nassau, Bahamas.

Some 21 law enforcement officials involved in investigations into illicit drugs and transnational organized crime from across Central America and the Caribbean (Anguilla, The Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, Montserrat and Nicaragua) are taking part in the two-week (6 – 17 May) programme, organized by INTERPOL’s Capacity Building and Training Directorate.

“The launch of this training initiative here in the Bahamas, is another clear indication of INTERPOL’s commitment to capacity building in police forces worldwide,” said Commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Mr Ellison Greenslade.

“It fulfills an urgent need to further sensitize and train police officers and law enforcement partners to effectively deal with emerging global threats such as trafficking in persons, human smuggling, trafficking in illicit goods, weapons and drug trafficking, counterfeiting, money laundering, and a long list of other crimes,” added the Commissioner.

Welcoming the participants, Minster of National Security Dr Bernard J. Nottage said, “You have come here to receive hands on training in practical ways to harness and develop your skills for taking action against the insidious threat to our way of life from drugs and organized crime and from the evils they bring in their wake: violence, crime, corruption, the breakdown of family life and the destruction of young people.”

INTERPOL’ s Director of Training and Capacity Building, Dale Sheehan highlighted that the over-reaching goal of the three-year programme, launched in 2011, was sustainability and that successes had already been achieved.

“Through strong training and capacity building standards developed by our programmes, we have already seen an impact on the ground, with those who have benefitted having already gone out and trained some 1,600 other law enforcement officers in the past year alone. This is sustainability,” said Mr Sheehan.

Agencies taking part in this training include the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Regional School for Anti-drug Intelligence of the American Community, in addition to specialists from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the National Police of Colombia.

As part of a combined approach the programme is running bilingually in Spanish and English, with all participants contributing their professional knowledge in core subjects. Participants include drugs and organized crime investigators from specialized law enforcement agencies, customs officials, prosecutors and INTERPOL National Central Bureau officials involved in police communications.”

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International operation led by INTERPOL reveals scale of illicit goods trafficking

July 18, 2012

INTERPOL on July 17, 2012 released the following:

“More than 1,400 arrested or probed and millions of illicit goods seized in Operation Black Poseidon

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation against illicit goods trafficking across Eastern Europe has revealed the extent and increasingly elaborate methods used by transnational crime groups to traffic illicit goods with more than 1,400 individuals arrested or under investigation and the seizure of 7.3 million trafficked goods.

The month-long Operation Black Poseidon (May 2012) involved INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine working with national police and investigators who carried out some 1,700 interventions at commercial locations including markets, as well as at ports and airports, in cooperation with prosecutors, customs and intellectual property crime experts.

Vasyl Nevolia, the Head of INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau in Kiev, Ukraine, said: “Operation Black Poseidon was important in removing potentially dangerous and sub-standard goods from circulation. It highlights the need for international police cooperation and what can be achieved through regional and global operations against organized crime networks.”

“The success and the increased awareness provided by Operation Black Poseidon demonstrates that the fight against intellectual and industrial property crimes has become a priority for Turkey’s police authorities, in addition to fighting terrorism and drug trafficking,” said Rafet Ufuk Önder, the Head of INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau in Ankara, Turkey.

With officers from INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Illicit Goods unit coordinating the international operation both on the ground and at its General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, Operation Black Poseidon led to the seizure of illicit clothing, toys, foods, electronics, cigarettes and tobacco, agrochemicals and vehicle spare parts worth 123 million Euros.

“Operation Black Poseidon will have dealt a serious blow against the transnational criminal networks behind illicit trade, as well as protected the public from potentially dangerous substandard and fake goods, and raised awareness of the threat these represent,” said Simone Di Meo, Criminal Intelligence Officer with INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Illicit Goods programme and the operation’s coordinator.

The operation was carried out within the framework of INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Illicit Goods initiative which aims to identify and dismantle the organized crime networks siphoning billions of Euros from the public purse through the trafficking of illicit goods.

“The high number of arrests and illicit goods seized during Operation Black Poseidon highlights the international scale of illicit trade and the benefits national police, customs and other law enforcement agencies derive from working closely together with representatives of regulatory bodies and the private sector to stop the criminal networks behind this crime,” said John Newton, the head of INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Illicit Goods unit.

INTERPOL’s initiative combating illicit trade will assist police across its 190 member countries to not only target the transnational crime groups but also identify the routes used in transporting illicit goods, which are often also used for human trafficking and drug smuggling.

The key role that industry will play in supporting INTERPOL’s initiative was underlined with the decision by Phillip Morris International in June to pledge 15 million Euros over a three-year period to INTERPOL’s Fund for a Safer World to help the world police body develop a strong global programme against trafficking in illicit goods.”

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Canada to fund INTERPOL project combating organized crime and drug trafficking in Americas

July 9, 2012

INTERPOL on July 6, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – Canada is to contribute nearly one and a half million US dollars for an INTERPOL-led project to combat transnational crime related to illicit drug trafficking in the Americas.

INTERPOL’s Regional Intelligence Gathering and Criminal Analysis project will provide equipment and training in intelligence gathering and criminal analysis techniques to local and regional law enforcement agencies across Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean to better respond to drug-related crimes.

“Implementing a regional approach to counter the rampant drug trade in the Americas is critical to local and international security. We must continue to build the capacity of law enforcement agencies to stay one step ahead of these sophisticated criminal networks,” said Canada’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Diane Ablonczy.

“It is through the implementation of our shared objectives with trusted partners that we can mitigate the criminal activity and violence associated with illicit drug trafficking.

“Working to accomplish these common goals allows countries throughout the hemisphere to improve safety for their citizens and visitors,” concluded Minister Ablonczy.

INTERPOL’s Director of Capacity Building and Training, Dale Sheehan, welcomed the support as a significant boost to the world police body’s ability to assist its member countries identify and dismantle the transnational organized crime networks behind the illicit trafficking of drugs.

“Canada’s support recognizes the important role that INTERPOL’s global network plays in supporting law enforcement in tackling national, regional and global crime issues,” said Mr Sheehan.

“This project will see police officers in the Americas further develop skills in order to fully exploit research and analysis to support their investigations, thereby enhancing their ability to combat crime and protect citizens.”

“This financial contribution to INTERPOL’s Regional Intelligence Gathering and Criminal Analysis project is testimony to Canada’s commitment to capacity building,” concluded Mr Sheehan.

The funding comes through Canada’s Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (ACCBP) which supports efforts by countries in the Americas to prevent and respond to threats posed by transnational organized crime networks.”

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Italy’s fight against mafia a blueprint against transnational organized crime, INTERPOL Chief tells Palermo meeting

June 11, 2012

INTERPOL on June 11, 2012 released the following:

“PALERMO, Italy ‒ INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has said that global efforts against transnational organized crime can learn from the effective international police cooperation and national resolve which underpin Italy’s on-going struggle against the mafia.

Speaking at the Third Experts Meeting (11-13 June) of the Digest of Organized Crime Cases project, Mr Noble said the initiative provided an important ‘toolbox’ which assisted countries in implementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, signed in Palermo in 2000, by providing them with key best practices in investigative and prosecutorial techniques, as well as in law enforcement cooperation.

With the meeting attended by Italian Senate President Renato Schifani, Italian Interior Minister Anna Maria Cancellieri, President of the Regional Assembly of Sicily Francesco Cascio, Prefect Antonio Manganelli, Chief of the Italian Police and Director General of Public Security of Italy, Director John Sandage of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and members of the Experts’ Group, Mr Noble paid tribute to judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, as well as to the eight Italian police officers and Giovanni Falcone’s wife, Francesca Morvillo, who were killed in Palermo bombings 20 years ago at the hands of the Cosa Nostra.

With tens of thousands of individuals holding public mandates ‒ ministers, members of parliament, police officers and judges ‒ but also journalists, writers, professors and countless ordinary citizens having found the courage to stand up against the Mafia, Mr Noble said: “By demonstrating that its institutions and people are standing as one in facing the Mafia, Italy is setting an example for the world against organized crime.”

Mr Noble recalled how Felicia Impastato dedicated her life to successfully bringing her son’s murderers to justice, as well as President Napolitano’s visit to Sicily this year to celebrate a State funeral for Placido Rizzotto, a trade union leader who was assassinated in 1948 by the Cosa Nostra but whose body was only recently identified.

The Head of INTERPOL said that besides institutions and individuals, international law enforcement and judicial cooperation was equally crucial in successfully combatting organized crime, and that this is precisely what INTERPOL strives to accomplish within the international law enforcement community.

Prefect Manganelli stressed the importance of cooperation between INTERPOL’s 190 member countries and said Italy’s cooperation with INTERPOL had been ‘especially close’ in the aftermath of the Italian judges’ assassinations.

“Today’s fight against organized crime means not just arresting criminals but also seizing their assets, and in this area INTERPOL’s global network has offered strong support to Italy. In 2011 alone, Italy confiscated properties, money and other assets belonging to the mafia worth some 9 billion Euros. In this respect Italy will be proud to see the Digest become an invaluable resource to the law enforcement community worldwide,” added Prefect Manganelli.

Mr Noble cited how recently, INTERPOL had contributed to the arrest of one of Italy’s most wanted criminals, Vito Roberto Palazzolo, who had been sentenced in Palermo to nine years in prison for external collusion with the Mafia. Palazzolo, who was the subject of an internationally-wanted persons INTERPOL Red Notice, was arrested in Bangkok on 30 March by Thai authorities with the support of INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigation Support unit and Italy’s State Police.

“I commend Prefect Manganelli for the leadership and dedication he has shown over the years in working with INTERPOL and countless other law enforcement bodies worldwide to fight transnational organized crime. Italy and the international law enforcement community are lucky to have such a talented and committed professional,” said the Head of INTERPOL.

The Digest of Organized Crime Cases project was launched in 2010 on the tenth anniversary of the Palermo Convention, under the leadership of Italy, of Colombia – whose determination against armed guerilla groups Mr Noble praised at the meeting – and UNODC, with the support of INTERPOL.”

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