Emirates News Agency – UAE hosts 12th meeting of INTERPOL Games Detection Working Group

ABUDABI, May 10, 2022 (WAM) – The UAE Ministry of the Interior today hosted the 12th meeting of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), which was attended by about 50 countries from all over the world.

The meeting discusses a number of issues related to the fairness of sport, match-related offenses and the role of the international community in promoting work and exchanging experiences in order to limit the spread of these illegal offenses and to ensure a healthy atmosphere for sporting events.

The participants of this global meeting learn about international information, experience and best practices to prevent corruption and fraud in a wide range of sports, where criminal networks try to exploit the passion of sports fans and use it to pursue their illegal goals.

The Office of International Affairs of the Ministry of the Interior welcomed the participants to the meeting, in the presence of representatives of the participating countries and several police and sports officials at the local, Arab and international levels, consisting of football governing bodies, cricket, athletics and tennis. , table tennis and sports betting.

The Office of International Affairs reaffirmed the desire of the UAE Ministry of the Interior to promote inclusive international action and to exchange best practices and experiences in order to improve institutional work aimed at promoting public security and stability, stressing the importance of these specialized meetings. in the context of the integrity and transparency of international sporting events and international youth forums and the strengthening of security.

The three-day meeting will discuss a number of topical issues related to offenses in sport, ways to investigate them and how to combat them, mainly because they are a form of crime through money laundering, money, smuggling and corruption. . Officials from sports federations will speak.

The meeting also discusses a number of realistic and topical issues facing the competent authorities, revealing fraud and manipulation of results, ways to deal with them, best practices in investigative techniques, uses of cryptocurrencies and offshore companies, and internet surveillance tools revealed by the authorities. in the investigation of these real issues.

Translated by Gihane Fawzi.


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