An international operation exposed an attempt to sabotage the Interpol system

7 June 2024 2 minutes Author: Newsman

International law enforcement bodies uncovered a criminal organization that operated in Moldova and tried to sabotage the Interpol system. Moldovan law enforcement officers, with the support of the French prosecutor’s office and the FBI, conducted more than 30 searches and detained four suspects. The suspects allegedly tried to abuse Interpol’s Red Notice system, which notifies 195 member countries of wanted criminals.

The suspects paid middlemen and public figures in Moldova to inform wanted criminals of their status in the “Red Notice” system. In addition, they tried to “block and delete” messages. The detainees are also suspected of cyber fraud, which caused losses of millions of dollars.

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has identified key figures in Moldova who received bribes from members of a criminal network. The names of the suspects have not been released. Interpol has implemented additional security measures to protect the system. Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock emphasized that more than 70,000 people fall under Interpol’s “Red Notices” and the agency does not tolerate abuse of any kind.

“These corrupt officials abused their positions to provide services that allowed some of the world’s most dangerous criminals to move freely and avoid detection by law enforcement,” said Paul Foster, the NCA’s director of threats.

An international operation successfully exposed an attempt to sabotage the Interpol system and led to the arrest of four suspects. This emphasizes the importance of international cooperation in fighting crime and ensuring the security of global law enforcement systems.

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