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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Interpol

Last month
May 2023
# Operation Identify Me
Interpol launches appeal for help to identify 22 women whose bodies found over 43-year period
The women’s unknown identities is frustrating detectives’ hunts for their killers.
This year
# Edgardo Greco
Italian killer suspected of mafia links arrested in France after 16 years on run
He is wanted in Italy to serve a life sentence for the murders of Stefano and Giuseppe Bartolomeo.
Last year
# Bloemfontein
Irish woman arrested in South Africa in connection with murders of two men in 2014
The bodies of Eoin O’Connor and Anthony Keegan were found in May 2014.
# online dating
Gardaí warn of increase in 'romance fraud' scams
From January to May of this year, 31 people reported the loss of a total €812,715.
All time
# Interpol
Harry Dunn suspect ‘wanted internationally’ after Interpol Red Notice issued
The teenager was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car outside RAF Croughton in August last year.
# drug deliveries
Interpol warns that Irish food delivery services are being used to transport drugs during Covid-19 crisis
Earlier this month, gardaí recovered eight kilos of cocaine as well as two handguns hidden in pizza boxes.
# Interpol
China's former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei sentenced to 13 years in prison
At his trial last June, Meng pleaded guilty to accepting $2.1 million in bribes.
# Interpol
Man (20s) appears before court in relation to EU-wide cyber fraud investigation
He appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin yesterday and will remain in custody until 12 July.
# world police
Russia doesn't get its man as Interpol goes for South Korean as new president
Kim Jong-yang defeated Alexander Prokopchuk in Interpol’s election.
# Interpol
Wife of Interpol ex-chief fears for his life - and her own safety
Meng Hongwei, also a Chinese vice public security minister, went missing on a trip to China last month.
# Bribery
China says former Interpol chief who went missing last month is under investigation for bribery
Meng Hongwei was reported missing after leaving France for China last month.
# meng hongwei
Interpol chief hasn't been seen since September - China won't say where he is
It is the latest high-profile disappearance in China.
# Probe
The Chinese head of Interpol has gone missing
Meng Hongwei is reportedly being detained for questioning in his home country.
# Terrorism
Gardaí believe most extremists who left Ireland to fight with Isis are either dead or missing
There is also concern about the reintegration of families of deceased fighters if they return to Ireland.
# info
Charlie Flanagan says data from airlines will be 'invaluable' in combating terrorism
Air carriers are now obliged to provide EU member states with passenger information.
# Courts
Former juvenile home worker (51) gets suspended sentence for possession of child pornography
Gardaí recovered a laptop containing 24 images and 13 DVDs from the home of Philip Devereux.
# Interpol
Diplomatic immunity to be extended to foreign attendees of Dublin Interpol conference
Attendees from 50 different countries will be attending the conference in May.
# passenger name directive
Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries?
Ireland must shortly pass a new law in order to be compliant with EU security standards regarding flight passenger information.
# Crime
Kinahan cartel under surveillance in Dubai after senior member met Italian mafia boss there
A main cocaine supplier to the gang was arrested last month, curtailing access to the drug.
# Security
'It's getting more complex': Interpol chief warns World Cup and Olympics face 'spectrum of threats'
Jurgen Stock was speaking at a security conference in Doha.
# christy kinahan snr
Christy Kinahan Snr tracked to Switzerland as gardaí, CAB and Interpol work to tackle drug cartel
A number of investigations has the head of the crime syndicate scrambling to hide his assets.
# operation pangea ix
Over 60,000 units of illegal prescription drugs seized in online crackdown
Body-building steroids accounted for more than half of drugs illegally bought online.
# you know my name
Happy story - the amnesiac woman in California has been identified
Social media has its uses.
# who am i
Woman seeks the public's help to solve the mystery of who she is...
In that she literally has no idea. The woman, known only as ‘Sam’, was found in South California with amnesia and no clue as to her identity.
# together in electric dreams
Blur and 19 other acts have been added to the Electric Picnic lineup
Tender is the night….
# Interpol
World alert issued over diet pills that kill
The world police agency has raised the alarm in 190 countries.
# Brussels
Families say gardaí didn't investigate violent deaths properly
The ‘Families for Justice’ group will be accompanied by journalist Gemma O’Doherty and Garda whistleblower John Wilson.
# Red Alert
Ukraine's former president is now on Interpol's most wanted list
The former president is believed to be living in Russia.
# winterpol
Interpol trapped on their tour bus in New York snow for 50 hours
The band were on their way to Canada.
# ashya king
Missing boy latest: Police issue European arrest warrant for parents
Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, was taken from hospital by his father, Brett King. He is now believed to be with his family in Spain.
# Turn Back Crime
'If the price is too low, don't buy it' - Gardaí warning over counterfeit goods
Medicines, alcohol, tobacco and even natural gas are being counterfeited.
# Shutdown
Over 100,000 prescription drugs seized in Interpol's largest ever operation
The medicines detained included prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction, steroids and slimming tablets.
# Art robbery
Million euro paintings stolen in London in the 1970s have been recovered in Italy
The works are by French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard.
# enniskillen
Police appealing for help in finding man missing from Fermanagh
Jonathan Cole was reportedly spotted in Amsterdam last week.
# hope fading
Oil slick not from missing Malaysia jet
Investigators say they are chasing ‘every angle’ on the jet that went missing two days ago.
# project spade
Over 340 arrested in global child pornography investigation
The gardaí were among police forces from 10 countries who took part in the inquiry. However a spokesperson for the force said there was no information on any Irish arrests.
# Mystery
PHOTO: Gardaí release image of mystery GPO girl
Gardaí have released an image of the teenager in the hopes of gathering more information about her.
# Blonde Angel
Court appearance for couple as authorities search for Maria's true identity
The couple suspected of abducting the child are due to appear in court today.
# CyberPsychology
New research centre to focus on trafficking, child safety and cyberbullying
The RCSI launched its CyberPsychology Research Centre this week.
# samantha lewthwaite
Interpol issues arrest notice for 'White Widow'
The Red Notice comes following a request from Kenya.