India to seek more teeth for Interpol at Rome meet

October 20, 2012

The Times of India on October 20, 2012 released the following:

By: Vishwa Mohan, TNN

“NEW DELHI: With the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and his ilk in mind, India will ask Interpol member countries to make the global police body more effective in terms of honouring pending Red Corner Notices (RCNs) against fugitives, including terrorists.

India’s demand and concerns will be articulated by the home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who will attend the Interpol General Assembly session to be held in Rome from November 5 to 8.

Hafiz Saaed alias Syed Hafiz Saab has not only been roaming free in full public view in Pakistan ever since the Interpol Notice was issued against him at India’s behest in 2009, but also been provided security by state authorities within the country.

“Saeed’s case makes a mockery of the RCN system which expects a member country to put the fugitive under arrest. It, therefore, prompts New Delhi to flag the issue at the gathering in Rome, seeking more power for the international police body,” said an official, who is engaged in finalizing details of Shinde’s visit.

Shinde is proposed to seek more teeth for the global police body in the ministerial meeting, which is to be part of the Interpol’s 81st General Assembly.

The matter, besides other issues including concerns over cyber crime and circulation\printing of fake currency notes, will be highlighted during the General Assembly meetings by the Indian delegation, consisting of senior officers of home ministry and CBI.

At present, the Interpol has 190 member countries, including Pakistan. Justice, security and home ministers from over 100 countries will participate in the General Assembly which is to be opened, for the first time, with a ministerial meeting.

Though over 160 Interpol RCNs are pending against fugitives wanted by Indian law enforcement agencies, New Delhi is specifically concerned about over 45 terrorists who are suspected to be holed up in Pakistan. Besides Saeed, the list includes 1993 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Dawood Ibrahim, hijackers of IC-814 flight, members of Indian Mujahideen, LeT and Khalistani terrorist groups.

Those who are not in public view may give Pakistan a benefit of doubt as the country never accepts their presence within its territory. “But, the presence of Saeed marks the ineffectiveness of the Interpol institutional arrangement where majority of the member countries consider Red Corner Notice to be a valid request for provisional arrest,” added the official.

Case of four Iranians, wanted in connection with the February 13 bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat’s car here, is also a concern for Indian agencies that had got RCNs issued against them in March.

Though Tehran has promised New Delhi to cooperate in the probe, Indian agencies are skeptical of Iran’s effort to trace four of its nationals. These four suspects are: Mohammadreza Abolghashemi, Houshang Afshar Irani, Seyed Ali Mahdiansadr and Masoud Sedaghatzadeh.”

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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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Noise complaint leads to arrest of Serbian murder suspect

May 18, 2012

Wink News on May 18, 2012 released the following:

“NAPLES, Fla.- Naples Police responded to a noise complaint on Thursday that led to the arrest of a wanted Serbian murder suspect.

On Thursday, at approximately 4:02 a.m., Naples Police officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint at 450 Bayfront Place, #4808. The officers were directed by the complainant to the unit where they were able to hear yelling and loud music. They spoke to the owner of the unit and after issuing her a notice to appear and advising her to turn down the music the officer left the building.

Five minutes after the initial encounter, the officers were advised by dispatch that the original complainant called back to advise that the subjects had turned up the music right after the officers left. The officers returned to the unit at which time after knocking on the door, it was answered and slammed in their faces. The officers knocked again and the door was answered, where the officers observed seven people in the unit.

Officers advised Mozolicova to step outside, so officers could affect an arrest for disorderly conduct and City Ordinance Violation 22-37 Noise Violation. Mozolicova refused to step outside of the unit, at which point officers attempted to take physical custody of Mozolicova inside of the unit.

Other subjects present attempted to interfere with the officers attempts to take her into custody. Miric pulled away from officers, and physically began fighting and hitting officers. Mozolicova attempted to distract officers and tried to physically grab Miric to pull her back into the unit.

Officers were able to affect an arrest on Miric, and Officer Harp stood by with the subject outside of the unit in a hallway area. Others present were interfering with the lawful attempts of the officers trying to arrest the subjects.

At one point, Stepanovich charged towards an officer who was kneeling down actively engaging in handcuffing one of the subjects and kicked the officer in the face. Stepanovich attempted to charge the officer again at which time the officer was able to deploy his Taser and stop the aggressive actions.

After all subjects were taken into custody, a routine wants and warrants check revealed that subject Stepanovich had an active INTERPOL warrant / wanted persons hit out of Serbia for the crime of Murder. INTERPOL warrant # KI46708. INTERPOL later advised they were going to begin to confirm the warrant and extradite with the requesting country.”

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

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