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Interpol, Hawks and US Secret Service swoop on cyber-criminals

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A gang suspected of swindling a US-based company of Euro 455,000 (about R7,2 million) was taken down in raids across Johannesburg led by investigators...

New Interpol project adds “H” for harassment to SEA

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Sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) is a reality in the peacekeeping and humanitarian aid sectors worldwide with Interpol now stepping in to prevent it...

African human trafficking fugitive nabbed in joint operation

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Kenyan police arrested a man sought in connection with human trafficking since 2017 in a joint operation with Dutch authorities and Interpol. 53-year-old John Habeta...

Interpol Op Thunder nabs wildlife criminals

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South Africa is no stranger to wildlife crime as shown in Operation Thunder, an Interpol-led effort against environmental crime in the broadest sense of...

African countries “vulnerable” to cybercrime – Interpol

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A new Interpol report will assist African agencies charged with combatting cybercrime to better understand major threats and formulate a co-ordinated regional response. Cybercrimes, the...

North and West Africa susceptible to organ traffickers

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Organ trafficking is not new to international law enforcement with Interpol this month indicating the obscene practice of trafficking in human beings for organ...

Interpol operation targeted illegal health products in southern Africa

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Ten Southern African countries were part of an Interpol operation against trafficking of illicit health and other products leading to the confiscation of goods...

Interpol issues red notice for corruption accused Guptas

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The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) efforts to repatriate corrupt-Gupta family members have received a major shot in the arm after Interpol issued red notices...

Multi-country Interpol human trafficking operation

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An Interpol-led crackdown on human trafficking and migrant smuggling saw authorities in Africa and Europe rescue 500 human trafficking victims including children and identifying...

Bushiri extradition request served on Malawi authorities

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The Justice and Correctional Services Ministry has kick-started the process to extradite fugitives Shepard and Mary Bushiri who escaped the country while facing criminal...

International COVID-19 fraud unmasked

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Authorities in Nigeria arrested two suspects believed to be behind a huge fraud scheme which almost saw German health authorities pay EUR 2.4 million...

Interpol targets pharmaceutical crime

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Close to 20 million illicit pharmaceutical items were removed from the market in a regional operation co-ordinated by Interpol across the Middle East and...

Human trafficking crackdown in Niger

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Police in Niger rescued 232 human trafficking victims, including 46 under the age of 18, during an Interpol-supported operation targeting organised crime groups in...

Putting an end to the illicit weapons trade in West Africa

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A regional law enforcement operation against firearms trafficking in West Africa led to arrests and seizures in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali. Codenamed “KAFO”...

Interpol discusses wildlife crime

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Wildlife crime is a global concern and its illicit activities encompass many sectors and industries. The consequences of wildlife crime are far reaching, affecting not...

Trafficking victims rescued in Mali

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Authorities rescued 64 victims of human trafficking and people smuggling during an Interpol co-ordinated operation in Mali. The victims – mostly women and girls –...

Fighting cybercrime in a connected world

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In an increasingly inter-connected world, the impacts of cybercrime can be far-reaching, fast moving and devastating to victims. To address the challenges for police face...

Interpol drug conference in Cape Town

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A potent and effective global response is required to protect world citizens against proliferation of illegal drugs and precursor chemicals, National Police Commissioner General...

Interpol part of major Guinea Bissau cocaine bust investigation

An Interpol team deployed to Guinea Bissau is assisting national authorities investigate one of the country’s largest ever drug seizures. Police made 10 arrests following...

West African border security upped via Interpol intervention

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An Interpol-led border management operation in West Africa highlighted the importance of strong security measures to detect individuals using fraudulent travel documents. Operation Stop began...

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