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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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