• Short Summary

    INTERPOL - THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ORGANISATION MOVES INTO NEW HEADQUARTERS IN PARIS TOMORROW (THURSDAY).?

  • Description

    INTERPOL - THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ORGANISATION MOVES INTO NEW HEADQUARTERS IN PARIS TOMORROW (THURSDAY). THE NEW BUILDING, COSTING SEVEN MILLION NEW FRANCE (GBP 508,000) IS IN THE ST. CLOUD SUBURB OF PARIS, ON THE WESTERN OUTSKIRTS. IT REPLACES AN OLD THREE STOREY MANSION NEAR THE CITY CENTRE.

    THERE ARE NOW 98 MEMBER COUNTRIES OF INTERPOL. THEY CONTRIBUTED TO THE NEW BUILDING, AND THE REST OF THE MONEY WAS PROVIDED BY A LOAN FROM THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT.

    OFFICERS FROM MOST MEMBER COUNTRIES CAN BE FOUND AT INTERPOL AND THEY HAVE A SINGLE PURPOSE - THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME.

    INTERPOL WAS FOUNDED IN 1923, WHEN ITS FIRST HEADQUARTERS WERE SET UP IN VIENNA. DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR THE ORGANISATION BROKE UP, AND THOUSANDS OF FILES WERE LOST. BUT IN 1946 INTERPOL BEGAN AGAIN, WITH ITS HEADQUARTERS IN PARIS.

    TYPES OF CRIME HAVE CHANGED THROUGH THE YEARS. TODAY INTERPOL LEADS THE FIGHT AGAINST INTERNATIONAL DRUG-TRAFFICKING. ALL CRIMES OF AN INTERNATIONAL NATURE COME INTO INTERPOL'S WORK, PARTICULARLY COUNTERFEITING, DIAMOND SMUGGLING, CONFIDENCE TRICKS, AND MISSING PERSONS.

    THE NEW INTERPOL BUILDING HAS SPECIAL LABORATORY FACILITIES TO AID THE FORENSIC STAFF; A RADIO ROOM WHICH LINKS THE HEADQUARTERS WITH POLICE INFORMATION ROOMS ALL OVER THE WORLD; AND FILES WHICH LIST MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILLION CRIMINALS. THERE'S ALSO SOME INTERESTING EXHIBITS SHOWING THE SKILL OF INTERNATIONAL FORGERS, AND A CONFERENCE ROOM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAENJT446D6C7X7FE9MTFLE5EWO
    Media URN:
    VLVAENJT446D6C7X7FE9MTFLE5EWO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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