Interpol Urges to Boost Border Control Following Abdeslam’s Arrest
Interpol Urges to Boost Border Control Following Abdeslam’s Arrest © AFP 2016/ ROSLAN RAHMAN
16:44 19.03.2016(updated 17:03 19.03.2016) Get short URL
The International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO, or Interpol) called on its member states to enhance border controls following the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the key suspect in plotting the November 13 Paris attacks.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Friday, Abdeslam was arrested during a special police operation in the Brussels migrant district of Molenbeek, following months of multiple anti-terror raids conducted by the Belgian police.
“The world police body is warning that the capture of the 26-year-old Belgian-born French national, a key suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks, may encourage any accomplices to attempt to flee Europe, or elsewhere <…> An advisory <…> recommends enhanced checks at control points, particularly against INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database which contains some 56 million documents from 172 countries,” the body said in a statement published on its website.
“Belgium is to be congratulated on the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, but this is just one piece in a larger puzzle,” Interpol’s Secretary General Juergen Stock was quoted in the statement as saying.