Sri Lanka teams up with INTERPOL to increase border security

June 11, 2012

ColomboPage.com on June 11, 2012 published the following:

“Jun 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka, in an effort to boost border security and curb illegal migration teamed up with the INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organization Monday to launch South Asia’s first Integrated INTERPOL Database Service.

The Sri Lanka Immigration Border Control Systems linked up with INTERPOL to launch the program under the patronage of Secretary Defence and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today at the Defence Ministry.

The project to prevent illegal immigration and emigration is being jointly implemented by the Department of Immigration and Emigration and the Sri Lanka Police.

According to the Defence Ministry, the system is capable of storing stolen or lost travel documents and nominal information which contains the records of known international criminals with photographs and fingerprints. It can even be used online or offline.

Under the new programme, the Department of Immigration and Emigration has the ability to link live with the data network of INTERPOL and obtain information on all individuals entering and leaving the country.

The service was developed under the directions of the Defence Secretary and funded by the Government of Canada.

Addressing the ceremony, the Defence Secretary has said that this is another step in strengthening the border security and thanked the Government of Canada for funding the project.

Project Manager of International Organization for Migration Shantha Kulasekara introducing the project has said that main aim of the project is linking the data of INTERPOL to the data of the Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration. Through this the Sri Lankan Immigration and Emigration officials have the ability to link live with the INTERPOL data of about 32 million lost and missing passports.”

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INTERPOL European conference builds on regional strength to combat global crimes

May 8, 2012

INTERPOL on May 8, 2012 released the following:

“TEL AVIV, Israel – Developing innovative solutions through building on past experience is key in identifying and addressing future crime threats, chiefs of police and ministers from throughout Europe heard on the opening day of INTERPOL’s 41st European Regional Conference in Tel Aviv.

With transnational issues including cybercrime, terrorism, organized crime, human trafficking, illegal immigration and trafficking in illicit goods high on the agenda of the three-day meeting (8 – 10 May), some 110 senior law enforcement officials from 49 countries and eight international organizations will discuss how to build on regional cooperation and expertise to boost global security.

The Commissioner of the Israeli Police, Inspector General Yohanan Danino, said INTERPOL provided a network of cooperation between the police forces of the world.

“Our language, our uniform and our badges may differ, but the message is the same, we are all committed to the same cause which is the essence of our work, which is to serve.

“This INTERPOL meeting which brings together senior European law enforcement officials will provide us with a stronger platform for our joint efforts in tackling crime and terrorism,” concluded Commissioner Danino.

Addressing the delegates, INTERPOL President Khoo Boon Hui said that learning from European expertise and experiences helps ensure that all INTERPOL member countries keep abreast of the latest trends and developments, particularly in combating cybercrime.

“Criminal gangs now find that transnational and cybercrime are far more rewarding and profitable than other riskier forms of making money,” said INTERPOL President Khoo Boon Hui.

“Globalization and the development of the virtual world offer new and fertile grounds for criminals to ply their illegal trade and commit crimes.

“Our ability to address both known and unknown threats effectively and efficiently serves to further cement our Organization’s position as the leader in securing global safety, and in shaping the security landscape,” concluded President Khoo.

With the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation due to open its doors in Singapore in 2014, delegates will be updated on the close cooperation with Europol which will soon launch the European Cybercrime Centre, and how the two organizations are liaising to ensure the widest possible support to law enforcement regionally and globally.”

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INTERPOL-EU ties securing borders & preventing crime

March 21, 2012

Uploaded by INTERPOLHQ to YouTube on March 20, 2012 released the following:

INTERPOL-EU ties securing borders & preventing crime

“INTERPOL: Interview with Cecilia Malmstrom, EU Home Affairs Commissioner. 15 March 2012

INTERPOL a key partner for a secure Europe, says EU Commissioner Malmström

LYON, France — A secure Europe needs global law enforcement support, with INTERPOL a key partner in meeting security challenges, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström told police chiefs at the closing of the INTERPOL Heads of National Central Bureaus conference.

Addressing the 270 senior police officials from 148 countries, Commissioner Malmström said that to effectively fight organized crime and cybercrime, which pose the greatest risks to EU security, the need for partnerships with countries beyond Europe is essential.

“INTERPOL, with its National Central Bureaus in 190 member countries is a key partner for the European Union in addressing these global threats,” said Commissioner Malmström.

“Day-to-day cooperation between INTERPOL and police forces in the EU member states goes back many years and is invaluable in linking EU criminal intelligence with INTERPOL’s databases and global network.”

Highlighting the need for close cooperation in tackling these shared threats, the Commissioner explained her plans to establish a European Cybercrime Centre to work closely with the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, which will include a state-of-the-art facility for boosting cyber security and countering cybercrime, to assist in the streamlining of regional and global investigations.

An important element in the enhanced cooperation between the two organizations was the opening of the INTERPOL liaison office in Brussels in 2009. Pierre Reuland, the Special Representative of INTERPOL to the European Union, said that ‘when it comes to global police cooperation INTERPOL is the natural partner to link EU member countries and agencies to the rest of the world’.

In meetings with Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and other senior INTERPOL officials, Commissioner Malmström discussed a range of activities where the EU and INTERPOL work closely together, particularly under the EU’s Internal Security Strategy.

“INTERPOL is working closer than ever with European bodies such as Europol, Frontex, Cepol and Eurojust in crime areas as diverse as maritime piracy, human trafficking and counterfeiting,” said Secretary General Noble.

“The European Union has recognized INTERPOL’s unique capacity to supplement law enforcement efforts at the European level, particularly in the effective management of borders where transnational criminals are at their most vulnerable,” added the INTERPOL Chief.

An EU-funded programme has seen expansion of access to INTERPOL’s unique global database of Stolen and Lost Travel Documents throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Americas, helping to secure borders and identify criminals attempting to enter Europe, and elsewhere, using false identities.

Plans for the West African Police Information System (WAPIS) being developed with INTERPOL and funded by the EU were also discussed during the high-level meeting. The WAPIS project will facilitate the collection, centralization, management, sharing and analysis of police information on a national, regional and global level to more effectively tackle crime areas such as drug trafficking, illegal immigration, money laundering and weapons trafficking.”

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Head of UK crime agency’s visit to INTERPOL focuses on security cooperation ahead of London Olympics

March 12, 2012

INTERPOL on March 9, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – Security at the upcoming London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics was a key area for discussion during today’s meeting between the Director General of the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), Trevor Pearce, and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

During his visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters, the SOCA Chief was briefed on INTERPOL’s range of tools and services which will be provided as part of the security arrangements for the Summer Games in July and August, when INTERPOL will deploy a Major Events Support Team to London.

“INTERPOL is a key international partner in the fight against transnational crime. Cooperation and the exchange of information between countries on issues such as terrorism, illegal immigration and border protection are vital elements in our action against these,” said Trevor Pearce.

“INTERPOL and the UK already benefit from a strong relationship in many areas, and today’s meeting with Mr Pearce has served to further underline our joint commitment to working even more closely together, particularly during the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Mr Noble.

In this respect, the Head of INTERPOL praised the UK’s ‘exemplary’ efforts in its use of the world police body’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database, with the country ranking amongst the top four of INTERPOL’s 190 member countries in searching and contributing intelligence to the database.

The SLTD database – the only one of its kind in the world – currently contains almost 32 million records from 162 countries.

Mr Pearce was accompanied by SOCA’s Executive Director, Strategy and Prevention, Gerry Liddell, and by David Armond, Head of SOCA’s International Directorate.”

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Visit by Romania’s Inspector General of Police to INTERPOL emphasizes role of international law enforcement cooperation

January 13, 2012

INTERPOL on January 13, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – Enhancing international cooperation against transnational organized crime was the focus of a meeting today between Romania’s Inspector General of Police, Liviu Popa, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.

Law enforcement initiatives against cross-border crimes such as human trafficking, illegal immigration, drug trafficking and financial fraud, as well as cooperation in identifying and locating international fugitives, topped the agenda during Mr Popa’s visit, which also provided an opportunity for reviewing the global tools and services INTERPOL provides to its 190 member countries.

“Cooperation with INTERPOL is a priority area for Romanian police. My meeting with Secretary General Noble provided an important opportunity to reaffirm the need for international cooperation with INTERPOL, and to identify areas where we can collaborate even more closely for the benefit of citizens and police in Romania as well as beyond its borders,” said Romania’s Inspector General of Police, Liviu Popa.

With Romania the third highest-user amongst countries in the Schengen zone of INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database – which contains 31.3 million entries from 161 member countries – Secretary General Noble congratulated Mr Popa on Romania’s “exemplary and active” collaboration with INTERPOL and the global law enforcement community.

In their meeting, Mr Noble also lauded Romania’s role in the recent arrest in Spain of a Romanian national wanted internationally. Close collaboration between INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus in Romania and Spain and INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support (FIS) unit at its General Secretariat headquarters led to the arrest in Spain in October 2011 of Romanian Red Notice suspect Ioan Clamparu.

The wanted man had been on the run from his native Romania for eight years where he has been sentenced to 13 years in jail for people and drugs trafficking. Clamparu was one of 450 international fugitives targeted by INTERPOL’s Operation Infra-Red in July 2010 which aimed to locate individuals convicted of serious crimes.

“The decision by Romania to share information on its own crime case with the international police community, and the coordination between INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus in Bucharest and Madrid and its fugitives unit in Lyon, were crucial to this case,” said Mr Noble.

“International law enforcement collaboration between INTERPOL and Romania is therefore vital for 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 not just in Romania but also in the region and worldwide,” added Secretary General Noble.

Talks during Mr Popa’s visit also included a review of progress on the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation due to open in Singapore in early 2014. Mr Popa was accompanied by the Head of NCB Bucharest and Police Chief Commissioner Lacramioara Petrescu, as well as by Police Commissioner and Director of Romanian’s International Police Cooperation Centre, Mihai Lucian Friptu.”

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