Interpol warns of flood of illicit arms after Ukraine war

1/6/2022 7:33:00 PM

Interpol warns of flood of illicit arms after Ukraine war

https://str.sg/w2tcPARIS (AFP) - Many of the weapons being sent to Ukraine will eventually wind up in criminal hands in Europe and beyond, Interpol's chief warned on Wednesday (June 1), urging countries to start scrutinising arms-tracking databases.

"The high availability of weapons during the current conflict will result in the proliferation in illicit arms in the post-conflict phase," Europol Secretary-General Juergen Stock said.That will only empower organised crime groups that have become increasingly global operations, capable of exploiting the chaos created from

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sg/w2tc PARIS (AFP) - Many of the weapons being sent to Ukraine will eventually wind up in criminal hands in Europe and beyond, Interpol's chief warned on Wednesday (June 1), urging countries to start scrutinising arms-tracking databases. "The high availability of weapons during the current conflict will result in the proliferation in illicit arms in the post-conflict phase," Europol Secretary-General Juergen Stock said. "In recent days there have been repeated attacks on IT infrastructure," BaFin said. That will only empower organised crime groups that have become increasingly global operations, capable of exploiting the chaos created from Russia's bombardments over the past three months. Venediktova said Estonia, Latvia and Slovakia had decided to join an international investigation team in Ukraine, which was originally formed by Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland in March to enable the exchange of information and investigation into suspected war crimes and crimes against humanity. "This will come, I have no doubts. Russia's invasion of Ukraine, launched on Feb.. A.

. Moscow denies Western accusations of involvement in cyber attacks. Venediktova said international support was vital to Ukraine's efforts to investigate all possible war crimes. Criminals are already now, here as we speak, focusing on that," Stark told the Anglo-American Press Association in Paris, where he travelled from Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, south-east France. Kyiv's as it tries to fend off Russian forces that have already seized swathes of territory in the east and south. US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that Washington would now send"more advanced rocket systems and munitions," after providing or pledging thousands of assault rifles as well as anti-tank rockets. or involvement in war crimes while it carries out what it calls a"special military operation" in Ukraine. "Even weapons that are used by the military, heavy weapons, will be available on the criminal market," Stock warned.

"We are already encouraging member countries, we have a database on sharing information on weapons, to use these databases because no region or country can deal with it in isolation," he said. "The criminals I'm talking about are operating globally, so these weapons will be exchanged across continents. More On This Topic." Stock added that the Ukraine conflict has also prompted a spike in"large-scale fertiliser thefts, as well as increased counterfeit agro-chemicals, as these commodities have become increasingly valuable." "The increase in fuel prices has also resulted in a rise in fuel thefts in Europe and other regions," he said. Remote video URL .