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50 children saved after police bust pedophile website – Interpol

May 23, 2019 - 4:25 PM

More arrests are expected as police in nearly 60 countries pursue investigations stemming from an Interpol operation launched two years ago into a hidden 'dark web' site with 63,000 users worldwide

China says French asylum for ex-Interpol chief's wife 'abuse of procedure'

May 15, 2019 - 6:31 PM

'There is no so-called political persecution,' says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, days after Grace Meng's lawyer in France said she has been granted asylum

GRACE MENG. Grace, the wife of the missing Interpol president Meng Hongwei, talks to journalists on October 7, 2018 in Lyon, southeast France. File photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

China charges ex-Interpol chief with accepting bribes

May 10, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Meng Hongwei is among a growing group of Communist Party cadres caught in President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign, which critics say has served as a way to remove the leader's political enemies

EX-INTERPOL CHIEF. This photo taken on July 4, 2017 shows Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, delivering an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore. File photo by AFP

China formally arrests ex-Interpol chief

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:56 PM

Prosecutors 'decided to arrest Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes,' the Supreme People's Procuratorate says in a brief statement

EX-INTERPOL CHIEF. This photo taken on July 4, 2017 shows Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, delivering an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore. File photo by AFP

Filipino fugitive from justice returns to Japan

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Keith Guianan Echane returns to Japan to face the charges against him

JUSTICE PREVAILS. Keith Guianan Echane (left, face covered) is escorted by Japan Interpol in the NAIA for his return trip to Japan. Photo by Jae Maryanol

Turkey prosecutor seeks Interpol red notice for NBA star Kanter

Jan 15, 2019 - 9:13 PM

The Knicks center has recently refused to make the NBA team's trip to UK over fears he might be murderd by Turkish spies

ACCUSED. Enes Kanter is being accused of being a member of an armed terrorist group blamed for a failed coup in 2016. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP


Interpol picks South Korea's Kim as president over Russian rival

Nov 21, 2018 - 3:33 PM

The US-backed Kim is picked at a meeting of delegates from Interpol member nations in Dubai to replace Meng Hongwei, who went missing in his native China in September

NEW PRESIDENT. South Korea's Kim Jong-yang is the new Interpol president. File photo from the Interpol website

Interpol's missing Chinese chief resigns amid Beijing probe

Oct 08, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The revelations come as Meng Hongwei's wife voiced concern for his life after receiving a final text message from his phone with a knife emoji

RESIGNING. In this file photo taken on July 4, 2017, Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, gives an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

China tight-lipped on disappeared Interpol chief

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:39 PM

News of his absence is swiftly followed by speculation that Meng – who also serves as a vice-minister of China's Ministry of Public Security – have been swept up in Beijing's secretive anti-corruption campaign

CHIEF. In this file photo taken on July 4, 2017 Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, gives an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Search continues for kidnapped Argentinian girl, last seen in Indonesia

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Elizabeth Avalos, the mother of the missing girl, flew to Jakarta to continue her search for her daughter who was kidnapped in June 2017

MISSING. Elizabeth Avalos shows photos of her daughter, who she last saw on June 4, 2017. Photo by Deborah Lee/Rappler

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid – official

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:27 PM

Interpol approves the Palestinian application along with a bid by the Solomon Islands during its annual general assembly in Beijing

A view of the new Interpol Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore. Image courtesy Interpol

Dela Rosa flies to Beijing for Interpol talks, will raise war on drugs

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:19 PM

PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa will be in China from September 26 to 29 for talks on transnational crimes with top police officials from other countries

FOR TALKS. Dea Rosa visits China on meetings on transnational crime. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Aguirre orders NBI to get Interpol help in Lascañas' arrest

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the DOJ order is proof that retired Davao cop Arturo Lascañas told the truth about President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the Davao Death Squad

LIAR OR TRUTH-TELLING? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Red notice terhadap Rizieq Shihab ditolak Interpol

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Mabes Polri mengatakan pengajuan permohonan red notice atas nama Rizieq belum memenuhi syarat untuk ditinjau oleh Interpol di Perancis

PEMERIKSAAN. Pimpinan Front Pembela Islam (FPI) Habib Rizieq Shihab usai menjalani pemeriksaan di Polda Metro Jaya, Jakarta, Senin, 23 Januari. Foto oleh Reno Esnir/ANTARA

Polri segera keluarkan red notice untuk Rizieq Shihab

May 30, 2017 - 8:52 AM

Mabes Polri yang akan meneruskan red notice kepada Interpol

Pemimpin ormas Front Pembela Islam (FPI) Rizieq Shihab berdemonstrasi di depan Mabes Polri, Senin (16/1/2017). Foto oleh Diego Batara/Rappler

Buronan interpol coba bunuh diri saat ditangkap di Bandara Ngurah Rai

Apr 22, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Saat ini Chen Liang masih ditahan di rutan Polda Bali untuk dideportasi ke Tiongkok

INTERPOL. Gambar menunjukkan kantor interpol di Singapura. Foto dari Interpol

Koreans arrested in PH over Interpol red notices

Apr 03, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Police arrest 3 South Koreans – two for fraud cases back in their home country and another for violating the Philippines immigration laws

INTERPOL NOTICES. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa presents to media 3 Korean nationals arrested by Philippine police. Photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

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Feb 03, 2017 - 1:19 PM

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Interpol says 10,000th victim of child sex abuse rescued

Jan 09, 2017 - 10:12 PM

Using the worldwide database investigators analyze millions of images found on suspects computers or spotted on the internet

FIGHTING CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION. Interpol Secretary General Juergen Stock addresses the 43rd Regional European Interpol Conference in Bucharest on May 19, 2015. File photo by AFP

New Chinese Interpol chief sparks rights concerns

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei is chosen as the new head of the global police organization at its annual general assembly on the Indonesian island of Bali

INTERPOL. Indonesian police line up during the opening ceremony of the Interpol Annual General Assembly in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on November 7, 2016. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/ AFP

Indonesia tak ajukan calon presiden interpol

Nov 09, 2016 - 9:48 AM

Masa jabatan persiden interpol berakhir tahun ini

Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla meninjau pameran bersama Presiden Interpol Mireille Ballestrazzi (tengah) seusai membuka Sidang Umum ke 85 Interpol di Nusa Dua, Bali, Senin (7/11). Foto oleh Nyoman Budhiana/ANTARA

Wapres JK: Internet dimanfaatkan teroris sebagai sarana merakit bom

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:02 PM

JK berharap negara anggota interpol bisa meningkatkan kerja sama dalam pertukaran informasi intelijen untuk mencegah aksi terorisme

INTERPOL. Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla (kanan) meninjau pameran bersama Presiden Interpol, Mireille Ballestrazzi (ketiga kiri) seusai membuka Sidang Umum ke 85 Interpol di Nusa Dua, Bali, Senin, 7 November. Foto oleh Nyoman Budhiana/ANTARA

Wapres Kalla buka sidang umum Interpol di Bali

Nov 07, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Sidang umum yang digelar pada 7 10 November 2016 itu membahas kejahatan lintas negara seperti terorisme perdagangan manusia penipuan dan penggelapan kartu kredit

Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla (tengah) bersama Kapolri Jenderal Tito Karnavian (kedua kanan), Presiden Interpol Mireille Ballestrazzi (kedua kiri), Sekjen Interpol Jurgen Stock (kiri) dan Gubernur Bali Made Mangku Pastika (kanan) saat pembukaan Sidang Umum ke 85 Interpol di Nusa Dua, Bali, pada 7 November 2016. Foto oleh Nyoman Budhiana/Antara

199 Interpol berkumpul di Bali, apa yang dibahas?

Sep 16, 2016 - 9:22 PM

Lima isu penting akan dibahas dalam pertemuan Interpol ini

Kapolri Jendral Pol Tito Karnavian (tengah) bersama Kapolda Bali Irjen Pol Sugeng Priyanto (kanan) dan Kepala Divisi Hubungan Internasional Mabes Polri Irjen Pol Ketut Untung Yoga (kiri) meninjau tempat penyelenggaraan Sidang Umum ke-85 Interpol, di Nusa Dua, Bali, Kamis (15/9). Sidang Umum ke-85 Interpol menurut rencana digelar pada Nopember 2016. ANTARA FOTO/Nyoman Budhiana/ama/16.

Enzo Pastor's parents seek help from Duterte, Jokowi to capture Dalia

Sep 09, 2016 - 2:57 AM

The parents of slain international racing champ Enzo Pastor are in Indonesia where their daughter in law the suspected killer of their son is said to be hiding

HIGH HOPES. The Pastors are in Indonesia in hopes of finding their son's suspected killer. Photo by Rappler

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise after drug smuggling counterfeiting and human trafficking

ILLEGAL LOGGING. This picture taken in a forest close to Rantoe Panjang Bidari village, East Aceh on April 21, 2016 shows Indonesian policemen conducting an operation to crack down on illegal logging.  File photo by AFP

Sea saga continues: Indonesian navy impounds Chinese trawler for illegal fishing

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:41 PM

The incident happened just weeks after a confrontation between vessels from the two countries caused tensions

ILLEGAL FISHING. The Indonesian navy holds crew members of the Chinese trawler Hua Li-8 in Belawan, North Sumatra. AFP PHOTO / ABIMATA HASIBUAN

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Apr 07, 2016 - 12:35 PM

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Interpol seizes fake medicine worth $7 million across Asia

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Medication including antibiotics anti hypertension pills and even rabies vaccines were taken from hundreds of pharmacies and markets including dozens of online pharmacies

MOVE OVER, FAKE VIAGRA. Counterfeit skin whiteners and slimming pills have reportedly overtaken fake Viagra sales in the Philippines.

Who was the Interpol-wanted fugitive caught in Bali?

Nov 06, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje was declared a wanted man by Interpol in 1995 and had been evading police in several countries for years until his arrest on the Indonesian resort island of Bali

Indonesia deports Interpol-wanted Indian fugitive

Nov 06, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje s deportation due earlier this week was delayed after a volcanic eruption on a nearby island forced authorities to ground all flights from Bali for two days

IN PHOTOS: On the run for decades, Interpol-wanted man caught in Bali

Nov 04, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje suspected of killing at least 20 people is repatriated to India

Indonesia to repatriate Interpol wanted man caught in Bali

Nov 03, 2015 - 8:01 PM

The Indian national is wanted for up to 20 murders

WANTED. An Indian man accused of killing at least 20 people will be repatriated, after being caught in Bali. EPA

Indian national suspected of 20 murders nabbed in Bali

Oct 26, 2015 - 5:31 PM

The 55 year old fugitive an alleged crime boss in India had been on the run for two decades

Enzo Pastor's wife asks CA to stop her arrest

Oct 23, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Dalia Guerrero Pastor is also seeking the dismissal of the criminal case filed against her by the Department of Justice

Tourism unaffected by deadly Bangkok bomb – junta

Aug 25, 2015 - 4:40 PM

The military government has been at pains to play down any suggestion visitors might be put off from visiting

AFTER THE BLAST. A shrine worker (L, back) looks on next to a statue of Lord Brahma (R), the Hindu God of creation, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, August 23, 2015. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai bomber hunt hampered by faulty CCTV cameras

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:22 PM

The trail is growing increasing cold 7 days after the bombing which killed 20 people – mostly Asian tourists – in the capital s commercial heart and wounded scores more

WANTED. A handout picture released by the Thai Royal Police on August 19, 2015, shows a detailed sketch picture of a man suspected of planting a bomb near the Erawan Shrine, in Bangkok, Thailand on August 17, 2015. Royal Thai Police/Handout/EPA

Thaksin's son doubles reward for Bangkok bomb suspect

Aug 22, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The total money being offered to anyone who can give information about the assailant now stands at 335 000

Thai office workers light candles for victims killed in a bomb blast outside a religious shrine in Bangkok on August 18, 2015. The death toll from a bomb blast in the Thai capital rose to 20 on August 18 with 123 wounded, police said, with eight tourists from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore among those killed in the attack. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL

Thais downplay global terror links to deadly shrine bomb

Aug 20, 2015 - 1:59 PM

UPDATED Thai police concede they still did not know if a foreign man suspected of planting the bomb at the shrine is in the country or not nor who he is affiliated with as they call in help

RECOVERY. A woman lights incense sticks before offering prayers at the reopened Erawan shrine in Bangkok on August 19, 2015. Christophe Archambault/AFP

Interpol takes deposed Ukraine leader off wanted list

Jul 22, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The removal comes after Viktor Yanukovych s lawyers filed an appeal that is due to come up for a hearing in September

A file photo dated February 28, 2014 showing former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych at a press conference in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Foreign fighters switching tactics to reach Syria, Iraq

May 30, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Interpol chief Juergen Stock says measures to stop foreign fighters are already producing changes in tactics by recruiters who are setting up broken travel to make tracking more difficult

Terduga teroris buruan interpol dan keluarganya ditangkap di Surabaya

May 15, 2015 - 12:53 PM

UPDATED Menurut informasi mereka berenam sejatinya akan terbang ke Turki lewat Malaysia lalu menyeberang ke Suriah dan bergabung dengan ISIS

Simulasi satuan petugas anti terror di Jakarta, 26 Desember 2005. Foto oleh Weda/EPA

AirAsia PH introduces e-boarding pass

May 14, 2015 - 5:16 PM

The service is initially available for domestic flights from Manila

Wife of racer Enzo Pastor on Interpol's wanted list

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:03 PM

Dalia Guerrero Pastor a suspect in the murder of her husband was last reported to be Malaysia

Interpol office in Singapore boosts fight against cyber crime

Apr 13, 2015 - 9:44 PM

Cybercrime has been prioritized across the world as people their homes and national critical infrastructure become smarter or in other words networked says Interpol s Jurgen Stock

US pedophile jailed for 50 years in Kenya

Dec 02, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Terry Ray Krieger who goes by the alias Babytoddler123 circulates pedophile material to overseas users

Snowstorm traps rock band Interpol

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:43 AM

The band misses one performance and cancels another

New Interpol complex in Singapore to boost fight vs cyber crime

Oct 01, 2014 - 9:02 AM

The Interpol Global Complex for Innovation IGCI set to open April 2015 in Singapore will be dedicated to fighting cyber crime

A view of the new Interpol Global Complex for Innovation, located along Napier Road in Singapore. Image courtesy Interpol

Countries with MH17 victims agree on prosecution team

Jul 29, 2014 - 8:41 AM

The Netherlands Australia Malaysia Britain Belgium Germany the Philippines Canada New Zealand Indonesia the United States and Ukraine agreed to a joint investigation team

SOLEMN ARRIVAL. Soldiers carry coffins with the remains of some of the victims of the MH17 plane crash, at Eindhoven military airport, Netherlands, 26 July 2014. Vincent Jannick/EPA

Wildlife crime bankrolling terror, militia groups: UN

Jun 24, 2014 - 11:32 PM

A report by the UN and Interpol says global environmental crime is worth up to 213 billion a year and helping to finance criminal and terrorist groups threatening security and sustainable development worldwide

  SURVIVORS. An aerial picture taken in 2013 shows the main herd of elephants in Zakouma National Park, Chad. Ninety percent of the elephants of the park have been poached in the last decade. Since 2011, the new direction of the park has taken the military way to protect them. Photo by Michael Lorentz / AFP