Interpol at 100: Does the World’s Police Force Work?

The Osint Journal Review

The agency is battling a new generation of criminals, amid accusations that it has become a tool of dictators.
Interpol employees escort Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez, a Costa Rican arrested on suspicion of assassinating an Argentine singer. (Reuters/The Atlantic)

Earlier this month, local police, backed by Interpol, fanned out across the Philippines, busting nearly 60 people allegedly connected to cyber “sextortion” syndicates. These groups, investigators say, tricked thousands of victims on at least four continents into participating in sexually explicit online videos and chats, only to then demand money from them to keep the material secret.

It was a crime nearly a century from being invented when the first International Criminal Police Congress gathered in Monaco in the spring of 1914, for a meeting that would ultimately result in the creation of the International Criminal Police Organization, more commonly…

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