INTERPOL Operation Targets Trafficking of Stolen Motor Vehicles in the Balkans

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Saturday, November 21, 2020
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

On October 30, 2020, INTERPOL announced the undertaking and results of an international law enforcement operation, targeting the trafficking of stolen motor vehicles, spare parts, and document fraud. During October 12-23, 2020, Frontex,[1] the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and INTERPOL  undertook Operation Mobile 3 in the framework of the European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT), as part of the Joint Action Day (JAF) Mobile Initiative.[2]



[1]    Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, supports EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries in the management of EU’s external borders and fighting cross-border crime.  Frontex undertakes border control activities at the EU’s external borders, sharing intelligence and expertise with all EU Member States, as well as neighboring non-EU countries affected by migratory trends and cross-border crime.  Among its many tasks, the agency coordinates the deployment of border and coast guards, along with boats, airplanes, patrol cars and other equipment, to EU countries facing exceptional pressure at their external borders.  See Frontex, Key Facts https://frontex.europa.eu/faq/key-facts.

 

[2]    INTERPOL, International operation targets trafficking of stolen motor vehicles, Oct. 30, 2020.