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Friday, December 16, 2013

INTERPOL and INTERPOL Washington request public assistance to track
international fugitives across Americas

LYON, France - INTERPOL is calling for the public's assistance in helping to track down international fugitives linked to organized crime networks and wanted for offenses including murder and drug trafficking.

Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Americas was launched in Costa Rica on 18 November, involving 46 countries and territories and targeting 266 fugitives. Members of the public are now being asked to provide information to help locate 15 individuals, including Rafael Caro-Quintero the former leader of the Guadalajara Cartel in Mexico.

The fugitives are believed to be hiding out in Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela or the Caribbean. They are all cases where no new leads were generated during the initial phase of Infra Americas or where there is no current intelligence on the potential location of these individuals.

“Any piece of information, no matter how small or apparently insignificant could be the missing piece in the puzzle which will help locate these dangerous criminals,” said Ervin Prenci, criminal intelligence officer with INTERPOL's Fugitive Investigative Unit.