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NEWS: Crime groups are ‘national security threats’ says Interpol chief at FIRE2 meeting as he urges countries to step up asset seizures

ASSETS:“Criminal groups are making billions in illicit profits every year, and their activities should be considered a national security threat. It is only through increased cooperation and aligning of efforts, such as this INTERPOL-FATF event, that we can map a way forward in closing the gaps which criminals exploit every day.” said INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock.

CRIME groups should be considered “national security threats,” the head of Interpol told fincrime experts and police at an asset seizure conference this week. Countries were also urged to improve asset recovery measures in a bid to disincentivise organised crime, following a meeting of Interpol and FATF this week. Some 200 law enforcement, prosecutors and…

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