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12th October 2017, 18:41

RGP attend INTERPOL General Assembly

Gibraltar plays a modest but important role in tackling transnational crime, this according to the Royal Gibraltar Police which says its presence at the recent INTERPOL General Assembly provided them with an opportunity to enhance international cooperation. The event, it says, also allowed for the sharing of ideas and operational experiences with other member countries.

The RGP adds the evolving landscape on transnational terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime brings new challeges, with INTERPOL providing the mechanism for the police to overcome these. The 86th event was held in Beijing, China, with Commissioner, Eddie Yome and Detective Chief inspector, Edgar Lopez attending. Mr Yome says the RGP’s attendance strengthens its continued commitment to the organisation, with Gibraltar having joined in 1965. The meeting saw the State of Palestine and the Solomon Islands admitted as new members – increasing membership to 192 countries.