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NCJ Number: 120388 Find in a Library
Title: Role of Interpol When Dealing with International Criminal Acts (From Transnational Crime: Investigative Responses, P 33-35, 1989, Harold E Smith, ed. -- See NCJ-120383)
Author(s): D Lavey
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
Sale Source: University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of International Criminal Justice
1033 West Van Buren Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Interpol has a membership of 146 countries and three police section subdivisions that focus on drug trafficking, offenses against persons and property, and economic and financial crime.
Abstract: In the area of drugs, Interpol has recently initiated a pilot program in Europe in which each country has been requested to submit a list of their 10 leading drug traffickers. Information requested includes photos, operational activities, and countries involved. Another area receiving considerable attention at Interpol is organized crime. A resolution presented to Interpol's General Assembly in November 1988 recommends the creation of a special group to formulate parameters for investigating organized crime. Additionally, a data bank is being developed in which all member countries will be contacted to obtain information about weapons and explosives. The same Interpol group handling weapons and explosives matters also deals with stolen art. Overall, the central ingredient to Interpol's success is the effective voluntary input from member States.
Main Term(s): International cooperation
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drug smuggling; International drug law enforcement; Organized crime
Note: Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Symposium on International Criminal Justice Issues, University of Illinois at Chicago
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