INTERPOL is a truly global organization, working to turn back crime. The journey began 100 years ago at the first International Criminal Police Congress in...
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple and reliable way of checking a product before buying it?
And if airline companies could spot the fraudulent use of travel documents?
Or if the motor industry could identify stolen vehicles?
In the future, all of these will be a reality.
What products are faked? What’s the problem? What can you do?
When you hear the term “fake goods”, what comes to mind? Handbags, watches and jewellery? Yes, to all of those.
More worryingly, the traffic in illegal goods also includes:
We’re not talking about minor offences. We’re talking about transnational, large-scale crimes, run by extensive and complex criminal enterprises.
Crimes that cross national borders, time zones, languages and jurisdictions.
The discovery of 20,000 illicit tablets hidden inside fake car parts led to the issue of an INTERPOL Purple Notice at the request of Kuwait. The tablets were found when officers became suspicious of a parcel sent to an Egyptian national in Kuwait. The man was arrested and further enquiries led to the arrest of six other...
We are delighted to see continuing support from police forces and other partners across the globe.
Imagine you’re on vacation (so far so good) and looking to buy a souvenir to take back home. You want something beautiful, exotic – perhaps a piece of coral, an ivory figure, a wood carving, or some traditional food or medicine. But do you really know what’s behind these products?
If you look a bit deeper, you might find that some of the most innocent-looking products, if not illegal...
In Operation Wipeout, authorities in seven countries targeted products that present a particular danger to public health and safety. Recovered items included unapproved baby formula; cosmetics containing banned ingredients; branded gas cylinders that were illegally refilled (and could therefore result in...
An operation targeting illegal soccer gambling networks across Asia during the FIFA World Cup led to more than 1,400 arrests and seized almost USD 12 million. Over six weeks, law enforcement officers raided more than 1,000 illegal gambling dens – many controlled by organized crime gangs – estimated to have...