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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Human trafficker and prostitution ringleader subject of INTERPOL Red Notice sentenced to 30 years

February 29, 2012

INTERPOL on February 21, 2012 released the following:

“Romanian national Ioan Clamparu, one of the targets of INTERPOL’s Operation Infra-Red, wanted for a range of offences including human trafficking and procuring for prostitution, has been sentenced by a Madrid court to 30 years in prison.

The 42-year-old was arrested in Spain in October 2011 following close collaboration between INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus in Romania and Spain and INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support (FIS) unit at the General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France. He had been on the run for eight years from his native Romania, where he had been sentenced to 13 years for people and drugs trafficking.

Clamparu, accused of heading a human trafficking network which is believed to have resulted in more than 100 Romanian women being forced into prostitution in Spain, was one of 450 international fugitives targeted during INTERPOL’s Operation Infra-Red in July 2010.”

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International cooperation sees arrest of Romanian INTERPOL Red Notice suspect

October 10, 2011

INTERPOL on October 7, 2011 released the following:

“LYON, France – A Romanian national who is the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice for internationally-wanted persons has been arrested in Spain following 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.

Ioan Clamparu, aged 42, 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.

There were European Arrest Warrants for Clamparu from Romania and Italy for prostitution, money laundering and drugs trafficking, and there were several cases pending against him also in Spain.

Among the charges he faces, Clamparu is alleged to have forced young women into prostitution across Europe after promising them jobs as cleaners and waitresses.

“The arrest of Clamparu after years on the run is testimony to the dedication and tenacity of the law enforcement officers of all our member countries involved, and especially in Romania and Spain, who ensured that this fugitive’s crimes and victims were not forgotten,” said Stefano Carvelli, Assistant Director of INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support unit which ensured international collaboration to coordinate intelligence updates on the case.

“That Clamparu was highlighted as a target in Operation Infra-Red, INTERPOL’s global appeal to the public for information on fugitives, was one of many important steps taken by Romanian authorities to maintain the pressure on this wanted man and use every resource available to them in his eventual location and arrest,” added Mr Carvelli.

A Spanish National Court has remanded Clamparu in custody in Madrid pending extradition hearings for his return to Romania.”

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Arrest of FBI Most Wanted and INTERPOL Target Praised by World Police Body

June 23, 2011

INTERPOL on June 23, 2011 released the following:

“LYON, France – The arrest of alleged mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, one of the FBI’s most wanted and a target of a global INTERPOL fugitive operation, has been welcomed by the world police body.

The 81-year-old American, who is accused of the murder of 19 people in the 1970s and 1980s, and his 60-year-old girlfriend Catherine Grieg, who was also the subject of INTERPOL’s Operation Infra-Red (International Fugitive Round-Up and Arrest – Red Notices), were detained near Los Angeles on 22 June after 16 years on the run.

In addition to murder, as the alleged former boss of the Winter Hill gang in Boston, Bulger was also wanted for extortion, membership of a racketeer-influenced corrupt organization and money laundering. Greig was wanted for concealing a person from arrest and both were subject of INTERPOL Red Notices, or internationally wanted persons alerts, issued at the request of the US authorities.

“The arrest of James Bulger and his girlfriend after so many years on the run is testimony to the dedication and tenacity of the FBI officers involved who ensured that these fugitives and their crimes were never forgotten,” said Stefano Carvelli, Assistant Director of INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support unit.

“That he was highlighted as a key target in Operation Infra-Red, INTERPOL’s first major global appeal to the public for information on fugitives, was one of many important steps taken by the US authorities to maintain the pressure on this man and use every resource available to them in his eventual location and arrest.

“It is once again a clear signal for all fugitives everywhere, that no matter how much time has passed, once they are wanted they will remain wanted until brought to justice,” added Mr Carvelli.

INTERPOL’s Operation Infra-Red in July 2010, targeted nearly 450 international fugitives convicted suspected of committing serious offences including murder, rape, child abuse, kidnapping and drug trafficking and has already led to the arrest or location of more than 170 individuals.

Bulger’s arrest on Wednesday came just two days after another Infra-Red target, American national Kenneth Andrew Craig who is accused of sexually abusing two young boys in Florida in 1998, was taken into custody by Brazilian police in Rio de Janeiro.”

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