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4. Divisions Within INTERPOL-USNCB

  1. Criminal Investigative Division: The Criminal Investigative Division is headed by an Assistant Chief currently detailed from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is comprised of investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Agriculture's Office of the Inspector General. The Division focuses on international terrorism, drugs, organized crime activities, explosive matters and gun traces.

  2. Financial Fraud Division: The Financial Fraud Division is headed by an Assistant Chief currently detailed from the U.S. Customs Services, and is comprised of investigators from the Internal Revenue Service, Postal Inspection Service, the Secret Service, Customs, and the FBI. The work conducted by this Division includes coordinating investigations concerning counterfeiting, computer fraud, international swindles, bank fraud and concealment of assets, to name a few.

  3. The Alien/Fugitive Division: The Alien/Fugitive Division is headed by an Assistant Chief currently detailed from the U.S. Marshals Service and is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Department of State, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The Division not only coordinates the identification, location, and return of internationally wanted fugitives, but also strengthens existing measures that permit the exclusion of undesirable aliens at border points before actual entry into the U.S. and utilizes immigration laws which allow deportation of known criminals and fugitives in lieu of the formal extradition process.

  4. Drug Investigations Division: The Drug Investigations Division is headed by a Senior Special Agent currently detailed from the DEA and is comprised of Special Agents from the Naval Investigative Service and the DEA. This Division coordinates the drug related investigations processed through the USNCB, working closely with other divisions in matters associated with drug activities, such as money laundering.

  5. State Liaison Division: The State Liaison Division is headed by a senior officer currently detailed from the Massachusetts State Police. Since more than half of the foreign inquiries received at the USNCB are directed to State agencies, a network of contact points in each state was formulated by the USNCB to process the inquiries within their jurisdictions. This Division coordinates the exchange of investigative inquiries directed to and received from these State Liaison points of contact. The Division also serves as the central contact between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Security divisions and the law enforcement agencies at major U.S. international airports through the Airport Law Enforcement Agencies Network (ALEAN).