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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Media invitation for 41st European Regional Conference in Israel

April 12, 2012

INTERPOL on April 11, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – Senior law enforcement officials from throughout Europe will gather in Tel Aviv, Israel from 8 – 10 May for the 41st INTERPOL European Regional Conference.

The conference will focus on a range of international crime issues including:

  • combating maritime piracy
  • trafficking in human beings and illegal immigration
  • cybercrime
  • fighting organized crime and terrorism
  • developments in INTERPOL/European Union cooperation

The opening ceremony and speeches by INTERPOL President Khoo Boon Hui and high ranking Israeli officials will be open to the media at 10am on Tuesday 8 May.

A press conference will be held immediately after the opening ceremony at approximately 11am, in which senior INTERPOL and Israeli officials will participate.

The conference itself is closed to the media, however there will be a press briefing and opportunities for interviews with specialist officers from INTERPOL. Press releases will also be issued and made available on the INTERPOL website http://www.interpol.int, as well as speeches.

Journalists wishing to attend the event should complete the official press accreditation form and send it by email with a colour photo (JPEG format) no later than Tuesday 1 May to the communications department of the Israeli Police dovrut@police.gov.il

Media attending the opening ceremony must bring valid identity documents to the venue.”

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INTERPOL and Italian National Police launch inaugural high-level seminar under FIFA grant to fight match-fixing

March 6, 2012

INTERPOL on March 5, 2012 released the following:

“Italian footballer courage and integrity in rejecting bribe recognized with INTERPOL award

ROME, Italy – Italy’s hosting of the inaugural high-level seminar on sports integrity, for the first time bringing together all stakeholders – law enforcement, sports authorities, players, referees and teams – has been hailed by INTERPOL as a landmark occasion in the global fight against match-fixing and illegal betting in sports.

Organized by the Italian Police and the Italian Football Association, the meeting comes just five months after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with INTERPOL, making Italy the first country to officially endorse the initiative between INTERPOL and FIFA to target match-fixing as well as illegal and irregular betting around the world.

In his speech, INTERPOL President Khoo Boon Hui said the seminar, following so closely after the MoU, was a clear manifestation of Italy’s commitment to fighting corruption in sports and encouraged other countries to follow their lead.

“The cooperation and synergy among the police, sports organizations, regulatory agencies and the community in general is vital. Tackling corruption and establishing integrity in sports must be everybody’s concern,” said President Khoo.

“If we want to continue enjoying the true essence of sports, we need to ensure integrity in sports. We must remain vigilant against all forms of illegal activities, such as doping, cheating, financial corruption and match fixing,” concluded the President.

“The Italian National Police is proud to have hosted the first high-level seminar that brought together all key components of the Italian football community to demonstrate our collective commitment to join INTERPOL and FIFA in fighting match-fixing and corruption in football,” said Prefect Antonio Manganelli, the Head of Italian National Police.

INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said that the Rome meeting, held as part of the INTERPOL-FIFA funding agreement, was the strongest signal ever sent by all parties concerned that corruption in football must be stopped, pointing to Italian footballer Simone Farina as a role model in the fight.

In November 2011 the Gubbio defender rejected an offer of EUR 200,000 to fix the outcome of a match and reported the attempted bribe to the police.

In acknowledgement of the footballer’s integrity and the work being done by Italian authorities, Secretary General Noble presented the INTERPOL Commemorative Medal to Giancarlo Abete, President of the Italian Football Federation as part of INTERPOL’s ‘Fund for a Safer World,’ which recognizes those who make an effective contribution to crime prevention and law enforcement at the local, national and global level.

“Simone showed courage and integrity in turning down the bribe and by then going to the police, and equally important was the backing he received from the Italian Football Federation,” said Secretary General Noble.

“I hope that this is first of many awards to individuals and organizations in special recognition of their acts of courage and integrity in combating corruption in football,” added the INTERPOL chief, pointing to the INTERPOL-FIFA Training, Education and Prevention Initiative as a key element in supporting the footballing community in this fight.

INTERPOL will be conducting a series of training workshops which will bring together players, referees, regulators and law enforcement to improve key individuals’ awareness and understanding of corruption in football, of the strategies used by its perpetrators and of the methods to detect and counteract them. The first of four pilot workshops taking place in Finland in April 2012.”

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INTERPOL and Europol enhance cooperation against counterfeiting to transform regional success into global action

September 28, 2011

INTERPOL on September 20, 2011 released the following:

“MADRID, Spain – The need to have a truly global response to dangers posed by counterfeit goods is the focus of the fifth International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference which opened today.

The three-day conference brings together more than 450 specialist IP crime investigators, prosecutors and experts from 52 countries representing both the public and private sectors. The event is co-hosted by INTERPOL, Europol and Spain’s Cuerpo Nacional de Policía, in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories.

Key items on the conference agenda will include the nature and extent of transnational organized intellectual property crime, extending integrated enforcement strategies on a global level, enhancing public-private partnerships, as well as training and capacity building.

Of particular concern to delegates is how to ensure links between criminal networks and conspiracies in one country can quickly be identified and used by police and customs officials to disrupt the supply chain in other countries and regions of the world. In this respect, the conference’s operational workshop discussions will provide a platform for better and more productive cooperation on a national, regional and global level.

Spain’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Justo Tomás Zambrana Pineda, highlighted at the opening ceremony Spain’s efforts against IP crime: “The Spanish security forces have set up special units to combat this type of crime and, in recent years, have carried out a large number of operations. Last year, 3,400 crimes of this type were reported and 3,500 arrests were made. In all, items worth a total of some EUR 9.7 million were recovered.”

Describing counterfeiting as a “well organized and unrelenting criminal activity,” INTERPOL President Khoo Boon Hui said that “these criminals systematically manufacture and distribute counterfeit and pirated goods worldwide without any compassion regardless of the effect their actions have on the health and safety of often unknowing consumers.” Despite this, the INTERPOL President said that the international community had made significant investigative inroads into these gangs and the challenge now was to extend this success everywhere.

Michel Quillé, Deputy Director at Europol, said: “A coordinated international approach to tackling intellectual property crime is vital, as it is becoming more and more widespread and dangerous to ordinary citizens. We are increasingly identifying normal goods such as food and drink products, pharmaceuticals, machinery and tools that have been counterfeited and produced by unscrupulous organised criminal groups. Criminals who are only interested in their profit margins and have no respect for the end users, who can end up seriously harmed by the sub-standard products”.

“Whether in the public or private sectors, we all have a role to play as we continue to adapt to the shifting needs and priorities of combating IP crime in this global marketplace,” said Keith Williams, the President and CEO of Underwriters Laboratories which is sponsoring the conference and earlier this year helped launch the INTERPOL-led International IP Crime Investigators College, an online, leading-edge training resource for IP crime investigators around the world. “The combined experiences and expertise of the law enforcement gathered here in Madrid can no doubt translate into meaningful action and solution-driven initiatives that will help advance the standard for what we now consider effective IP crime enforcement.”

Notable IP crime professionals from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East will each present their perspective on investigative techniques used in their countries which have proven invaluable and could be equally applicable in other market places.

Keynote addresses will be made by a number of leaders in the field including Vincent Van Quickenborne, Minister of Economic Affairs, Belgium; Giovanni Kessler, Director General, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF); Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice; and Gao Feng, Deputy Director General, Economic Crime Investigation Department, Ministry of Public Security, China.”

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