“INTERPOL Americas conference focuses on cooperation in combating transnational crime”

July 2, 2013

INTERPOL on July 1, 2013 released the following:

“WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – INTERPOL’s 22nd Americas Regional Conference opened today in Curaçao with a focus on strengthening information sharing, collaboration and border management to more effectively combat transnational organized crime throughout the region and beyond.

Prime Minister of Curaçao, Ivar Asjes, attended the opening ceremony of the three-day meeting (1-3 July) which brings together nearly 70 senior law enforcement officials from 33 countries and five international organizations, to address crime issues ranging from terrorism, people smuggling and drug trafficking, to fugitive investigations and cybercrime.

Opening the conference, Curaçao’s Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro, said the interchange of knowledge was very important.

“It is very difficult for small countries to cope with the costs involved in the fight against international crime, so cooperation between Justice Ministers and with INTERPOL on a structural basis is essential,” said Minister Navarro.

With Curaçao one of INTERPOL’s newest member countries, having joined the world police body in 2011, Chief of Curaçao’s Police Force, Commissioner Marlon Wernet, said it was important for the country to be part of the global law enforcement community.

“This conference organized in our country is a strong indication for our region and world, that we are more than willing and ready to work together with all member states of INTERPOL, local and international law enforcement agencies, to make and maintain our country, region and world safe and as free as possible from criminal activities,” said Commissioner Wernet. “There is no doubt that together we stand and divided we are weak and would fall.”

INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi said the conference was of crucial importance in sharing best practice and expertise in addressing both traditional and emerging transnational organized crime threats.

“It is our ability to work together which is key in maintaining our concerted and joint efforts to effectively tackle transnational crime,” said President Ballestrazzi, pointing to the need to reinforce cooperation already in place as well as identifying opportunities for additional partnerships.

“It is clear that an effective police force is one which adapts to the constantly evolving challenges, which is why training also forms an important part of INTERPOL’s support to member countries in their efforts in combating all forms of crime.”

In this respect, President Ballestrazzi emphasized the added value of INTERPOL’s Regional Bureaus in Buenos Aires and San Salvador which have enabled INTERPOL to build on its operational support to member countries in the region and beyond, pointing to recent operations targeting drug trafficking and trafficking in illicit goods and counterfeiting.

With expanding use and access to INTERPOL’s databases also high on the agenda, delegates will be updated on the INTERPOL Illicit Arms Records and tracing Management System (iARMS), the first international centralized system for reporting and querying lost, stolen, trafficked and smuggled firearms.

To date, 74 member countries, including 10 from the Americas region, have successfully connected to the system, which since 1 January this year has seen the addition of more than 273,000 records, making iARMS one of the fastest growing databases in the world.”

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Man Wanted by Interpol Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping Two Women From Jakarta Club

June 11, 2012

Jakarta Globe on June 11, 2012 published the following:

By: Zaky Pawas

“A Uzbek national wanted by Interpol for human trafficking was arrested by Jakarta Police on Monday after allegedly kidnapping two women working at a Central Jakarta nightclub.

Musaev Samir, 33, was arrested early Monday morning at his apartment at the Cibubur Residences in Bekasi. He reportedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend Nadiya Dobos, an Uzbek national, and her Russian friend Anna Iyasereva. The two women were allegedly working as DJ at Illigals night club on Jalan Hayam Wuruk, Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said.

“The suspect is an ex-boyfriend of the victim [Dobos] and on June 6, 2012, he told her to stop working at Illigals,” Rikwanto said.

Samir had offered Dobos $1,000 to quit her job at the club, but she reportedly refused, police said.

He then allegedly kidnapped Iyasereva on June 6 and threatened to kill her if Dobos refused to leave her job.

Dobos met Samir on June 7 and accompanied him to a mall and a hotel, police said.

On June 9, she asked Samir to take her back to the dormitory run by Illigals. He agreed, but reportedly threatened to kill Iyasereva if Dobos tried to run.

Dobos reported the kidnapping to the Illigals management and then ran. The night club called the Jakarta Police.

Police raided Samir’s home, finding Iyasereva and seizing a Range Rover, three expensive watches and a savings account ledger showing Rp 1 billion ($106,000) in his bank account.

“We’re tracking down where he got the money from. He made an account at BCA [Bank Central Asia] using a fake Indonesian ID card,” Adj. Sr. Comr. Helmy Santika of the Jakarta Police, said.

Samir has been wanted by Interpol since 2009 for people smuggling and sex trafficking. The Uzbek national allegedly trafficked women from Uzbekistan to Indonesia and other Asian countries, where they were sold into prostitution.

Interpol Indonesia officer First Insp. Yudhi Saroja said Samir would be tried in Indonesia for kidnapping, before he was extradited to Uzbekistan.”

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INTERPOL human trafficking workshop aims to boost regional efforts in Arab countries

May 22, 2012

INTERPOL on May 21, 2012 released the following:

“TUNIS, Tunisia – An operational workshop focusing on best practices for identifying victims of human trafficking in ongoing cases was held in Tunis as part of the INTERPOL Regional Programme on Trafficking in Human Beings in the Arab Region.

Co-organized with the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and held at the Arab Interior Ministerial Council, the five-day workshop (6-10 May) was the second phase of the ongoing programme to tackle human trafficking in the region. It brought together more than 30 investigators from 13 Arab countries.

The workshop reviewed issues related to organ trafficking and included an awareness-raising session on the use of INTERPOL’s databases in relation to human trafficking investigations, especially the Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database.

“This unique INTERPOL initiative against human trafficking in the region will bring us strengthened cooperation engagements among investigators and support for conducting joint investigations, ” said INTERPOL Coordinator of Human Trafficking and People Smuggling, Hakan Erdal.

The main objective of the INTERPOL Regional Programme on Trafficking in Human Beings is to strengthen law enforcement cooperation in the fields of trafficking in human beings, people smuggling and illegal migration by sharing best practices and knowledge. The operational workshop followed a regional training session held in January in Saudi Arabia. The third and final phase of the initiative will consist of a regional conference in Jordan in July.

A cooperation agreement on the provision of law enforcement training for countries in the region and beyond in specialist areas including trafficking in human beings as well as drugs and organized crime was signed between INTERPOL’s Capacity Building and Training Unit and Naif University in June 2011.”

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