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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EURO 2012 INTERPOL interview with Lieutenant Colonel Rafal Lysakowski

June 11, 2012

INTERPOLHQ published on YouTube on June 9, 2012 the following:

UEFA European Football Championship safety an INTERPOL priority

To assist local police authorities in making the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship in Ukraine and Poland as safe as possible for the players, officials and thousands of expected spectators, two INTERPOL Major Events Support Teams (IMESTs) have been deployed to the two host countries to help detect potential threats of terrorism, hooliganism and serious crime and to facilitate the real-time exchange of key police information to secure their borders.

Composed of experienced specialized police officers and highly trained operational assistants, the two IMEST teams were put in place ahead of the opening of the event (8 June — 1 July), to help make critical data accessible to key security officials in the two host countries.

The IMEST teams will help local police forces secure the four-week event by facilitating access to INTERPOL’s secure network which permits the exchange of vital police data such as fingerprints, images, stolen identity documents and wanted person profiles with all 190 INTERPOL member countries, allowing police in the field to quickly identify potential criminals.

“The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship is not exclusively a Ukrainian and Polish event. From a security standpoint, it is an international event, with all the security risks that entails,” commented Michael O’Connell, Director of Operational Police Support at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France.

“The safety of thousands of fans over the next four weeks is INTERPOL’s current top priority, which is why the INTERPOL IMEST teams will be there throughout the event to provide operational support to national law enforcement authorities, along with the INTERPOL National Central Bureaus in Warsaw and Kiev,” O’Connell added.

With thousands of visitors travelling to Poland and Ukraine during the tournament, ensuring security is the top priority for local law enforcement, as terrorists and other international criminals might try to use falsified, stolen or lost passports to conceal their identities and enter the country to engage in criminal activities.

To counter this threat, IMEST staff in Kiev and Warsaw will be able to process and check thousands of identity profiles with instant, direct access to INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database, which contains information on more than 32 million travel documents reported as lost or stolen by 163 countries and enables immigration and border control officers to ascertain the validity of a suspect travel document in seconds.

To date, some 70 IMESTs have provided support to countries across the world. INTERPOL is also preparing to deploy an IMEST to London to boost security at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In addition to the deployment of IMEST teams, INTERPOL will also be supporting the UEFA event through its coordination of Operation SOGA — short for ‘soccer gambling’ — targeting illegal football gambling across Southeast Asia.”

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