Police in 78 countries have arrested 672 people as part of a coordinated global crackdown on potentially dangerous counterfeit food and drink, international police agency Interpol announced on Friday.
For 26 years, Chilean business tycoon Carlos Cardoen has been unable to travel abroad for fear of arrest. Cardoen is accused of illegally importing the bomb-making element zirconium from the US, which added a potent incendiary effect to cluster bombs his company, Cardoen Industries, sold to Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime in the 1980s and 1990s.
Argentina's “King of Meat”, the businessman Alberto Samid, was arrested Friday in the tiny Caribbean nation of Belize after fleeing Argentina in late March.
Chile has been chosen to host the 2019 International Police Organisation (Interpol) general assembly, while Argentine Federal Police Chief Néstor Roncaglia was among the six new members elected for three-year terms into the body's 13-member executive committee, it was announced in Dubai on Wednesday.
The International police body Interpol elected Mr. Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president, beating a Russian national whose candidacy had raised concerns in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin interference.
A letter from some US senators who seek to block the Russian candidate Alexander Prokopchuk from being elected as Interpol chief is an obvious example of exerting undue pressure and election meddling, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.
China on Sunday said it was investigating Interpol's President Meng Hongwei, who went missing in September, over “suspected law violations”. The international police agency then announced it had received Meng's resignation.
French police have opened an investigation into the whereabouts of the president of international police cooperation agency Interpol, after his wife reported he had gone missing after travelling home to his native China last week. The French interior ministry said on Friday his wife has been placed under protection after threats.
Brazilian investigators conducted one of their largest operations against graft ever on Thursday, targeting a money laundering ring linked to powerful politicians and businessmen that moved some US$1.6 billion through offshore accounts in 52 countries.
By Yury Fedotov is Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (*) - Cyber. It is the inescapable prefix defining our world today. From the privacy of individuals to relations between states, cyber dominates discussions and headlines – so much so that we risk being paralyzed by the magnitude of the problems we face.