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INTERPOL Symposium Takes Aim at Regional Gun Crime Intelligence Sharing

Posted by Pete GagliardiMar 19, 2015 4:21:00 PM

The 2015 INTERPOL Firearm Forensics Symposium (IFFS 2015) – is shaping up to be an excellent springboard for the global law enforcement community to expand the sharing of actionable information to address cross border gun related violence. It will run from October 7-9, 2015 and be held at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore.

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Topics: Intelligence-led Policing, ballistics analysis, ballistics identification, ballistics forensics, INTERPOL, IFFS, firearm forensics, IGCI, Singapore

Disarming America's Most Dangerous Gangs

Posted by Pete GagliardiFeb 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The Latin American gang Mara Salvatrucha, known as MS-13 is widely referred to as the most dangerous gang in America because of its involvement in serious transnational criminal activities, including murder, rape, kidnapping and other serious crimes.

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Topics: Intelligence-led Policing, 13 Tasks, New York, Central America, Forensics, IBIS, ballistics, IBIN, INTERPOL

INTERPOL Forensics Symposium Scores Hits from Start to Finish!

Posted by Pete GagliardiMay 22, 2013 3:01:00 PM

The three day INTERPOL Firearm Forensics Symposium for 2013 (IFFS 2013) held in Montreal began with "Hits" on Monday May 14th and ended with "Hits" on Wednesday May 16th -IBIS "Hits" that is.

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Topics: NIBIN, NABIS, Intelligence-led Policing, symposium, Philippines, Canada, RIBIN, Spain, Portugal, Forensics, august vollmer, ballistic analysis, IBIN, INTERPOL

International Symposium Takes Aim at Cross Border Gun Crime

Posted by Andre DemersMay 6, 2013 5:15:00 PM

The Vinho Verde region of northern Portugal, hugs the Atlantic coastline between the Douro River to the south and the Minho River to the north – where it shares a border with Spain. This unique agricultural region was terrorized for months by a gang of armed and violent criminals. Vinho Verde means green or young wine - meant to be consumed within a year of bottling. It would take much longer than that, however, to solve the nine Vinho Verde carjackings involving grand larceny, robbery, assault, and murder. It would take a joining of people, processes and technology: a car stop by police in a suburb of Spain four years later, a single and seemingly insignificant cartridge case, two visionary forensic experts and an innovative ballistics data sharing program at INTERPOL called IBIN.   

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Topics: Spain, Portugal, ballistics analysis, ballistics forensics, ballistic analysis, IBIN, INTERPOL

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