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Six-month Interpol operation yields $300 million

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South Africa was one of 34 countries involved in a six-month long Interpol financial crime operation that saw over three thousand arrests and confiscation...

Corruption costs Africa $140 billion a year

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Interpol’s just ended Africa conference in Luanda closed with delegates agreeing to increase information sharing in multiple crime areas from counter-terrorism to wildlife trafficking. More...

Africa cyber threats exposed

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That digital insecurity and cyber threats in Africa are real was forcibly brought to light by a joint Interpol/Afripol operation across 25 of the...

Op Jackal takes on organised West African financial crime

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An Interpol crackdown on West African organised crime saw bank accounts frozen, suspects arrested, and financial investigations triggered worldwide. Operation Jackal mobilised police forces, financial...

Clampdown on African firearms trafficking

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An Interpol co-ordinated police operation targeting illicit firearms in Central and West Africa saw 120 arrests and seizure of firearms, gold, drugs, fake medication,...

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...

Erectile dysfunction medication found in Zimbabwean soft drinks

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Included in a recent massive international haul of potentially dangerous fake food and drink is 14 000 litres of soft drink containing a high...

Interpol boss briefs AU peace and security council

Interpol secretary-general Jurgen Stock briefed the African Union (AU) peace and security council on what the international police body is doing to combat transnational...

Child slaves rescued from West African markets

Police rescued 216 human trafficking victims, mainly children, from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin and Nigeria according to Interpol. Operation...

Interpol regional conference on terrorism and organised crime in Kigali

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Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente told an Interpol African regional conference that terrorism and the threat of organised crime undermined continental development and violated...

Interpol simulation exercise for war crimes investigators

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A specialist Interpol course gives war crimes investigators the opportunity to hone their skills in real-life scenarios. The simulation exercise was part of...

Tanzania police work with Interpol to search for abducted tycoon

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Africa's youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, was kidnapped in a car that...

International illegal wildlife trade operation yields good returns

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South Africa contributed materially to a global operation led by Interpol aimed at cracking down on a range of wildlife crimes. The South...

Global seizures and arrests in transcontinental wildlife crime operation

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An international operation against the illegal trade in wildlife and timber saw hundreds of seizures and suspects arrested worldwide. Codenamed Thunderstorm, the Interpol...

Mechanism on the way to fight transnational; crime in central and...

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A ground-breaking agreement adopted by police chiefs from Central and West Africa in Brazzaville will boost efforts to fight transnational threats across...

Interpol helping to connect police across Africa

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Addressing Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) police chiefs, Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock outlined a range of initiatives developed by the world...

Interpol and UN chiefs on global security

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An increased risk of foreign fighters returning home or joining other conflicts following the liberation of territories held by ISIS also known...

Human traffickers arrested in West Africa

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Forty people were arrested and 500 people rescued after a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa, international police organisation Interpol said. The...

Interpol west Africa border operations snares child traffickers

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Nearly 40 people either being smuggled or trafficked for illicit labour were this week identified and rescued during an Interpol co-ordinated operation...

West and Central African police meet to counter escalating terror threat

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With Central and West Africa combating some of the world's deadliest terrorist organisations Interpol brought police chiefs and counter-terrorism experts from the...

Wildlife criminals arrested in Malawi

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Two of East Africa's most wanted wildlife criminals were arrested in a joint operation co-ordinated by Interpol. Brothers Chancy and Patrick Kaunda of...

Tons of illicit medicines seized in Interpol West African operation

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More than 420 tons of illicit pharmaceutical and medical products were seized in an Interpol co-ordinated operation in West Africa. Operation Heera involved...

Mitigating the impact of transnational organised crime in Africa

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Organised crime threatens governance, peace and security – especially in developing nations. It affects every section of society from shopkeepers to presidents,...

Interpol takes aim at environmental crime

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A global operation tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and timber earlier this month resulted in the identification of almost 900 suspects...

Saab to deliver CBRN equipment to INTERPOL

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Defence and security company Saab has received an order for delivery of specially customised CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) sampling equipment and a...

Saab to deliver CBRN equipment to INTERPOL

The CBRN sampling equipment and a certified transport packaging container will be delivered to INTERPOL's BioTerrorism Prevention Unit.Defence and security company Saab has received...

Interpol targeting African/Asian wildlife crime links

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A project to identify and dismantle organised crime networks making billions in illicit profits from wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia has...

Environmental crime threatening peace and security – INTERPOL-UN report

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More than 80% of countries surveyed consider environmental crime a national priority, with the majority saying new and more sophisticated criminal activities...

South Africa not present at Interpol corruption conference and workshop

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Eighteen African countries, excluding South Africa, were represented at an Interpol workshop focussing on combatting corruption in Nairobi earlier this month. Countries present...

Major police operation, backed by INTERPOL, targets African transnational crimes

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An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and...

Feature: Interpol on people smuggling

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People smuggling implies the procurement, for financial or material gain, of the illegal entry into a state of which that person is...