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Fijian for INTERPOL

By MAIKELI SERU A Fijian will soon be sent to work at the Digital Crime Centre of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore. This follows the visit
14 Jul 2013 10:16
Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua, with the Secretary General of INTERPOL, Ronald Noble.

Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua, with the Secretary General of INTERPOL, Ronald Noble.

By MAIKELI SERU

A Fijian will soon be sent to work at the Digital Crime Centre of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore.
This follows the visit of Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua to the INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon, France last week where he met general secretary, Ronald K. Noble.
Brigadier-General Naivalurua returned at the end of the week after discussing cybercrimes and related INTERPOL co-ordination with Mr Noble.
He was accompanied by Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ulaiasi Tira Ravula.
INTERPOL reported that discussions focused on Fiji’s leading role in promoting security throughout the South Pacific and the world, in the areas of cybercrime and Police training.
The Commissioner is the first Fijian Police chief to visit the INTERPOL headquarters since Fiji joined the organisation more than 40 years ago.
Mr Noble had visited Fiji in February.
“Criminals are increasingly using the internet as a way to commit their crimes anonymously and with no regard for international jurisdictions or borders,” Brigadier-General Naivalurua said.
“Fiji is committed to working with INTERPOL and the entire global police community to tackle these new types of crimes which threaten the safety of citizens everywhere.”
Mr Noble commended Fiji for its efforts in being a regional leader against cybercrime. This follows the set-up of a specialised training centre at its Regional Police Academy.
“Fiji will also be sending an officer with extensive cybercrime experience to work in the Digital Crime Centre of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore,” INTERPOL said.
Mr Noble also commended Fiji for the arrest of Chen Guoming, 48, of Guangzhou, China, in Nadi.
He is suspected to be the main culprit of a drug ring and has been on the run for six years.
Xinhua news agency reported that Chen fled China after Police busted a drug processing factory, confiscated more than 400 kilogrammes of methamphetamine and arresting eight suspects.
Fiji worked with INTERPOL through a Red Notice operation, China, and Vanuatu in the lead-up to the arrest.
“This case underlines the need for international police collaboration and how INTERPOL’s global tools and services can be used to track down and apprehend international fugitives. Let this serve as a lesson to criminals everywhere: wherever you try to hide, know that police the world over will be working together to make sure you do not escape justice,” Mr Noble said.
INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organisation with 190 member countries.
Their vision is ‘Connecting Police For a Safer World’ through the fight and prevention of crime through international police co-operation.



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