2014 rhino toll 1 215

2015-01-22 20:41

The annual number of rhino poached rose to 1 215 last year, prompting the World Wide Fund for Nature to call for strategic action.

Interpol joins hunt for Kenyan poaching suspect

2014-10-17 11:48

Kenya's police have asked Interpol to issue a wanted persons alert for a businessman accused of illegal trafficking in ivory and other game trophies in east Africa.

1 in 5 Android users targeted in cyber attacks

2014-10-07 10:36

Around one fifth of Android users have been subject to cyber attacks in the last year as criminals increasingly turned their attention to mobile devices.

Interpol urges world response to Iraq extremists

2014-08-21 14:40

Interpol says the killing of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria shows the need for a co-ordinated international effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.

Cops, Interpol catch UK fugitive in Midrand

2014-08-03 15:42

A convicted drug trafficker and fraudster on the run from the UK, has been arrested in Midrand by police and Interpol.

Police mum on robbery at Interpol HQ in Pretoria

2014-07-30 11:03

Police have confirmed that the Interpol offices in Pretoria have been broken into but would not comment on reports that laptops stolen contained information about the case against Radovan Krejcir.

Interpol begins identifying victims of flight MH17

2014-07-22 19:17

International police agency Interpol said one of its teams had started identifying victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight that crashed over Ukraine.

Environmental crime a $213bn industry: UN

2014-06-24 12:51

Surging environmental crime, from illegal logging to elephant poaching, is worth up to $213bn a year and is helping to fund armed conflicts, a UN and Interpol report says.

Interpol reports low use of stolen passport database

2014-04-26 14:18

Fewer than 10 countries in the world systematically use an Interpol database to verify whether a passenger is flying with stolen documents, the organisation's secretary general says.

Africa a booming market for stolen cars

2013-12-29 16:32

Luxury cars have become a more common sight on African roads, partly due to it becoming a prime destination for cars lifted off European streets.

Environmental crime costs billions

2013-11-06 23:07

An environmental crime wave is costing the world tens of billions of dollars, say experts.

2 Roma kids removed from Irish families

2013-10-23 21:17

Irish authorities say they removed two children from Roma families due to concerns about their identity, sparking warnings about racial profiling following the Greek “mystery girl” inquiry.

Tons of illicit medicines seized in southern Africa

2013-10-11 07:59

More than 100 tons of illicit and counterfeit medication have been seized in several Southern African countries, Interpol says.

Be aware of the 'White Widow', Kenya warns world

2013-09-27 08:07

Kenyan authorities want the world to be aware of the danger posed by the British "White Widow" Samantha Lewthwaite after Interpol issued an international notice on behalf of the east African country for her arrest.

Interpol issues global security alert

2013-08-03 19:25

Interpol has issued a global security alert advising its members to increase their vigilance against attacks after a series of prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan.

Police seize 30 tons of drugs in Americas

2013-07-03 15:00

About 30 tons of cocaine, heroin and marijuana with a street value of $822m was seized in Central America and the Caribbean last month in one of the biggest international drug hauls.

Hawks, Interpol have eye on PetroSA

2013-04-30 07:57

The Hawks and global policing group Interpol are observing the movements of at least six PetroSA officials following the investigation of a multimillion rand tender scandal.

Europe-wide search for gangster

2013-04-14 14:35

French police are on a manhunt for a notorious armed robber who staged a dramatic prison break in northern France after briefly taking several guards hostage.

'Steroid King' fighting extradition

2013-02-03 16:17

An alleged high-profile supplier of steroids intends fighting a request by US authorities to extradite him in a Cape Town court.

Bulgaria: Bombing probe encouraging

2012-08-17 20:00

A month after the suicide bombing of an Israeli tourist bus in Bulgaria, investigators have made no major breakthroughs but progress has been encouraging, the country says.

Paedophile nabbed thanks to stuffed toy

2012-08-07 20:09

A Dutch nursery paedophile has been unmasked thanks to a stuffed rabbit visible in photos on an Interpol abuse database, the global policing body says.

Interpol seizes ivory: 200 held

2012-06-19 18:25

Interpol has arrested 200 smugglers and seized 2 tons of ivory, 20kg of rhino horn, cheetah and python skin and some live endangered species during an operation across Africa.

'OK, you got me' - body parts suspect

2012-06-04 20:18

The Canadian porn actor suspected of murder and mailing victim's body parts has been arrested in Berlin.

Nigerian drug dealer arrested in Midrand

2012-04-06 14:32

A Nigerian national wanted for a crime in Belgium has been arrested outside Kyalami Estate in Midrand by the International Criminal Police Organisation.


Interpol seeks public help to catch environmental fugitives

2014-11-17 18:56

Interpol has put out a worldwide call to the public to help track down fugitives accused of environmental crimes such as ivory trading and wildlife trafficking.

Interpol makes illegal ivory trafficking a priority

2014-10-08 08:22

International police organisation Interpol has announced it would establish a team to target ivory trafficking and more generally, environmental crime, in Africa.

Interpol opens Singapore centre to fight cybercrime

2014-10-02 13:03

Interpol is opening a centre in Singapore focused on fighting cyberrime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain.

Police: Hawks break-in done by regular visitors

2014-08-21 12:08

Police believe that a break-in at the offices of the Hawks and Interpol was done by people who regularly visit the building.

Laptops stolen from SA Interpol offices

2014-07-30 13:15

Police have confirmed that the Interpol offices in Pretoria were broken into and laptops and other electronic items were stolen.

Krejcir, Louca info stolen in Interpol robbery

2014-07-30 08:06

Five laptops possibly containing sensitive information, including data on investigations into Radovan Krejcir, have been stolen from Interpol's Pretoria offices.

Interpol team heading to Kiev to help identify crash victims

2014-07-19 14:43

Investigators from the international policing organisation Interpol and its European counterpart Europol will go to Ukraine to help in the process of identifying victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

SA used as springboard for cybercrime

2014-05-22 05:00

An international cybercrime syndicate is alleged to have sold their illegally obtained merchandise from South Africa.

Interpol urges strategy to stem tiger trade

2014-04-03 16:59

Global police body Interpol has called for concerted international action to stem the highly lucrative tiger trade "if the species is to avoid extinction".

Interpol mulls Yanukovych arrest warrant

2014-03-07 09:19

Interpol says it is considering a request from Ukraine's new government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych.

2 missing Norway teens found in Syria

2013-12-06 13:04

Two teenaged Norwegian sisters who ran away from home, saying they wanted to help rebels in Syria, are indeed in the war-wracked country, a lawyer for their family has confirmed.

Fugitive 'eco warrior' vows to pursue fight

2013-11-01 10:54

Fugitive eco-warrior Paul Watson has vowed to pursue campaigning "undaunted" by legal threats, after landing back in the United States after 15 months at sea on the run.

Greece riveted by mystery of "blonde angel"

2013-10-19 18:30

Greek police have asked Interpol to help them track down the real parents of a blonde girl with green eyes who was found in a Roma camp in central Greece.

Kenyan official: Troops caused mall collapse

2013-09-28 08:00

Kenya's military caused the collapse of three floors of the Westgate mall in the deadly terrorist siege, a top-ranking official has disclosed.

Interpol issues red notice for 'white widow'

2013-09-26 17:07

Interpol has issued an arrest notice for Samantha Lewthwaite, the fugitive Briton whom news media have dubbed the "white widow".

Interpol operations seize millions

2013-07-18 21:26

More than 6 000 people around the world have been arrested in a 2-month anti-counterfeiting sweep that netted tens of millions of dollars worth of counterfeit goods, Interpol says.

DA wants documents on Gaddafi interests

2013-06-26 15:45

The DA intends applying to the Financial Intelligence Centre to "get sight" of all documents distributed to the UN relating to Libyan financial interests in South Africa.

US asks Interpol for info on Boston bombs

2013-04-20 14:38

US authorities have asked Interpol to provide any information its members around the world might have on bombs similar to the ones used in the Boston Marathon attack, says the organisation.

Interpol to help in child trafficking

2013-02-08 16:09

Indonesian police say they will co-operate with Interpol in the investigation of an alleged child trafficking syndicate selling Indonesian babies abroad.

CAR is new drug transit hub - Interpol

2012-10-26 12:12

Interpol and Cameroonian police say the arrest this week of a Nigerian allegedly smuggling 15 pounds of heroin highlights a growing problem of drug trafficking in Central Africa.

Interpol seeks Italian for murder

2012-08-12 08:50

Interpol is searching for an Italian wanted in the killing of a Frenchman in Venezuela whose chopped up body was thrown out to sea inside a suitcase.

Interpol unveils fake goods scanning app

2012-07-18 12:06

Interpol has announced a pioneering initiative that aims to crack down on trade in fake goods, using an app developed with the help of Google.

Body part suspect faces German court

2012-06-05 17:34

Germany is expected to take a step towards extraditing a Canadian man wanted on suspicion of killing and dismembering a Chinese student, then posting a video of the crime online.

Interpol seeks Iraq vice president's arrest

2012-05-08 12:00

Interpol says it has issued an international Red Notice for the arrest of Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi "on suspicion of guiding and financing terrorist attacks".

Interpol red notice for Gaddafi spy boss

2012-03-18 22:12

Interpol has issued a red notice for the arrest, extradition of the detained ex-Libyan intelligence chief held in Mauritania.

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