Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Latin America .- Interpol launches a crackdown on criminals hiding in South America 203

MADRID, 11 Abr. Interpol has launched a special operation to capture 203 fugitives to be hiding in South America and involving 34 countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia, as announced on Monday the police agency. The operation is called INFRA-SA, which means "raids against refugees internationally-South America." Criminal suspects are sought for "serious crimes" like murder, rape, sexual assault against children, kidnapping and drug trafficking, Interpol reported in a statement.

Interpol "believes that the 203 fugitives could be hiding in several South American countries. To date it has been the arrest and location of a total of 21 suspected criminals, from which officially began operating on 14 March from its regional office in Buenos Aires (Argentina). "Locating and arresting offenders is the essence of the work of Interpol, and previous INFRA operations have highlighted the important assistance that the citizens can give to the police to withdraw from circulation dangerous criminals," said Jean-Michel Louboutin, Executive Director of Police Services.

Recently, Interpol appealed to citizens to provide information that can help police locate and arrest these fugitives wanted internationally and in particular, to help locate the whereabouts of the 20 most wanted, says the note . "What is also clear from this operation is that, regardless of how long it takes or the hiding places where these criminals try to hide, the police will make every effort to find them to bring them to justice" , added Louboutin.

Among the most significant arrests and carried out within the framework of the operation INFRA-SA is that of Patrick Van Den Berg, captured in Peru in March and charged with the murder of his wife and her six months in Bolivia in 2008, and suspect also the murder of a woman in Chile. Countries participating in this operation are Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Spain, USA, Finland, France, Greece , Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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