First Prize granted to Romania and Republic of Moldova for Operation “La Piovra del Patron”
On 20th of March 2014, SELEC granted awards to those cases which proved to be successful in fighting trans-border organized crime, for the second semester of 2013.
Organized Crime Group dismantled in the frame of Joint Operation "AVANTI"
The Operation “AVANTI” was initiated by the Criminal Investigations Directorate, Service for Combating Organized Crime from the Serbian Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the Border Police Directorate, police officers of regional police administrations of Subotica, Novi Sad, Belgrade and Kikinda. Parallel police investigation was conducted together with the National Investigation Bureau of Hungarian Police and with the coordination and valuable support of SELEC.
11th Meeting of Stolen Vehicles Task Force
Banja Luka, March 27, 2014 - Under the auspices of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC), over 45 experts from SELEC Member States - Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hellenic Republic, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Turkey, and also partners - EUBAM, EUROPOL, IAATI-EB, Kingdom of Spain and USA, gathered today in Banja Luka for the 11th Meeting of the Stolen Vehicles Task Force. The event is hosted by the Republic of Srpska Ministry of Interior, one of the law enforcement authorities from Bosnia and Herzegovina. (more)
Bucharest, April 4, 2014 - A delegation from Republic of Albania, consisting of Mr. Gjovalin Loka, Director for Public Security, and Mr. Adriatik Ago, Legal Advisor, General Directorate of Albanian Police, paid a visit to SELEC Headquarters, being hosted by Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General of SELEC.
The guests were briefed about the activities of the Center and practiced ways of police and customs cooperation in the region. (more)
Bucharest, April 2, 2014 - In the frame of the EU/IPA 2010 Project “Fight against organized crime and corruption: strengthening the prosecutors’ network”, a group of 18 prosecutors from Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Romania and Republic of Serbia, paid a visit to SELEC premises, being welcomed by Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs, and Mr. Cristian Duta, Director for Operations of SELEC.
The participants were briefed about SELEC and SEEPAG's objectives and structure, as well as about the successful activities carried out under SELEC and SEEPAG auspices and the benefits of such law enforcement and judicial cooperation in the Southeast European region.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and ICJ Advisory opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. (more)
Bucharest, March 25, 2014 - SELEC hosted today a group of 23 Romanian Customs Officers attending the Schengen Coursers organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania.
The discussions focused on the Center’s role in the region and its activities in the law enforcement field. Mr. Cristian Duta, Director for Operations of SELEC, briefed the guests on the SELEC’s institutional building and operational activities, as well as on the achievements of the organization, mentioning several success stories that proved once again the efficient cooperation between police and customs authorities of the Member States under the Center’s auspices.