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Interpol seeks public's help

2010-07-05 15:19

Paris - International police agency Interpol is seeking help for the first time from the global public to find a large number of leading fugitives by reporting sightings, whether on the street or on a Facebook page.

Interpol has been leading an international operation since May aimed at tracking down 450 particularly dangerous fugitives, and has arrested several.

However, Interpol has failed to find any trace of 26 of them, people wanted for murder, human trafficking or child sex abuse.

So on Monday, Interpol launched an appeal to the public to report any sign of the 26, releasing their photos and biographical information.

It's the first time Interpol is seeking the public's help to find so many suspects. The agency's operations normally are not made public.