INTERPOL calls on public to help track international fugitives in global operation

June 11, 2012

INTERPOL on June 11, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – An INTERPOL operation targeting fugitives wanted for offences including murder, robbery, kidnapping and drug trafficking is calling for the public’s help in locating and bringing them to justice.

Operation Infra-Red (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest – Red Notices) 2012 was launched by the world police body on 14 May, focusing on more than 500 fugitives wanted by 57 member countries and has already led to the arrest or location of internationally-wanted people worldwide.

It was within the framework of Operation Infra-Red that suspected killer, Luka Rocco Magnotta, was arrested in Germany just four days after INTERPOL issued a Red Notice for the 29-year-old at the request of Canadian authorities.

A number of Infra-Red 2012 targets wanted for a range of offences are now being specifically highlighted as part of the public appeal for assistance.

Stefano Carvelli, Head of INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support unit, which is coordinating Infra-Red, said the Magnotta case highlights the vital contribution that the public can make in helping police find criminals on the run.

“Often Infra-Red cases are those where all police leads have been exhausted and fresh information is needed to give the investigations new drive, which is why we are appealing to the public to assist us,” said Mr Carvelli.

“I would urge everyone to look closely at the photos of these individuals, think about people they have met either in the real world or via social networking sites, could they be one of these fugitives?

“Any information at all could prove crucial in identifying and bringing these people to justice, some of whom have been hiding for years,” added Mr Carvelli.

Since the initial Infra-Red in 2010 similar operations, Infra-SA (South America) and Infra-SEA (South East Asia) have been coordinated by INTERPOL, resulting in arrests around the globe, including most recently that of Stanislav Molodyakov, wanted by Russian authorities in connection with child sex crime offences who was taken into custody by Cambodian police on Monday 4 June.

The initial phase of operation Infra-Red 2012 saw investigators from 28 of the participating countries and Europol gather at the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France to directly share information on suspects.

Details of the wanted persons, their suspected locations and any other potentially identifying information was collated and analysed, before being sent to involved countries through INTERPOL’s global network of 190 National Central Bureaus for action.

Information on the whereabouts of the targets of Operation Infra-Red 2012 or any internationally-wanted persons can be sent to INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support unit. Information can also be given anonymously to any national Crime Stoppers programme, or via www.csiworld.org”

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INTERPOL Grows to 190 Countries

November 7, 2011

OHSonline.com on November 7, 2011 released the following:

“The international police organization completed its 80th General Assembly last week in Hanoi after approving the applications of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and South Sudan to join. Leaders say delegates also approved measures to make it easier to combat 21st Century crime.

Nov 07, 2011
INTERPOL ended its 80th General Assembly in Hanoi last week after approving the applications of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and South Sudan to join the police organization, which now has 190 member countries. The meeting also saw delegates pass measures that will give the organization an even stronger platform for combating 21st Century crime, leaders said.

President Khoo Boon Hui said the four-day meeting produced “a deep and broad commitment to the principles of enhancing international police cooperation. At this General Assembly, we manifested our collective resolve to confront present and emerging security threats. The various discussions and debates reflect our commitment and our strong desire to make our Organization ready and well placed to face the challenges of 21st Century policing.”

“One of the biggest challenges we face in law enforcement is the sophisticated criminal anonymity on the horizon before us. Our successes in the past have been made possible by our willingness to innovate, and we will continue to identify and meet new challenges by constantly securing, constantly innovating, and constantly improving,” said Secretary General Ronald K. Noble. “As we move with confidence towards this innovative future, it is vital that we do so from a firm base, and the decisions taken during this General Assembly have reinforced our already strong foundations.”

A key resolution related to IT developments for staffers at the General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France, and officers working in the 190 National Central Bureaus around the world. Sharing information related to maritime piracy, particularly populating INTERPOL’s Global Maritime Piracy and Stolen Vessels databases, also won delegates’ support.

Delegates elected new members to the 13-member Executive Committee:

  • Deputy Commissioner of Nigerian Police Adamu Mohammed is the new vice president for Africa
  • Director General of the Colombian National Police, General Oscar Adolfo Naranjo Trujillo, is vice president for the Americas
  • Inspector General Emmanuel Gasana from Rwanda and Major General Fathel Rahman Osman Mohamed from Sudan were elected as delegates for Africa.
  • Two delegates for the Americas were elected, Marcos Vasquez Meza, general director of the Chilean Investigative Police, and Tim Williams, director of NCB Washington (United States).
  • Pieter Jaap Aalbersberg, chief constable of the Amsterdam-Amstelland Regional Police, The Netherlands, and Sanna Palo, head of NCB Helsinki (Finland) were elected as delegates for Europe.

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Douglas McNabb – McNabb Associates, P.C.’s
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To find additional global criminal news, please read The Global Criminal Defense Daily.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the U.S. law firm practice and write and/or report extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.