International Police (Interpol) and Crime Control in the West African Sub-Region
This article is concerned with one of the structures put in place to coordinate security initiatives
at both the international and regional levels with emphasis on the West African sub-region.
Crimes across international borders constitute a threat to peace and security among different
people and countries of the world. Interpol – the International Criminal Police Organization
exists to facilitate the cooperation of the criminal police forces of more than 125 countries in
their fight against international crime. Using the Multi-Disciplinary approach, the article
highlights the contributions of Interpol in exposing the illegal importation of Beninese children
into Nigeria for illegal gains through smuggling and human trafficking; as well as the activities
of an international robbery gang in Benin Republic, specialized in snatching cars across
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