Meeting of Environment and Nature related Crimes Task Force
Bucharest, November 24, 2015 - The 5th Meeting of Environment and Nature related Crimes Task Force was held in Bucharest, at the SELEC Headquarters, with the participation of the SELEC Member States’ experts, representatives of the private sector and of the SELEC partners. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Romulus Nicolae Ungureanu, Director for Operations of SELEC, and by Mr. Gabor Liczkai, Hungarian Police Officer at SELEC and Manager of the Environment and Nature Related Crimes Task Force.
Operation Mirage on illegal migration and migrants smuggling
Bucharest, November 10th, 2015 - The Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC) and the Law Enforcement agencies in the Member States coordinated their efforts in an onetime action (Operation Mirage) targeting illegal migration and migrants smuggling in SEE region. The operation was carried out during 2 - 7 November 2015, a large number of illegal migrants being identified and perpetrators facilitating illegal migration being apprehended by the competent authorities in all SELEC Member States.
SELEC’S AWARDS GRANTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER OF 2015
SELEC Bi-annual Awards Committee decided to grant the following awards to the law enforcement authorities from SELEC Member States for the first semester of 2015, as an appreciation for the successfully finalized joint investigations conducted and supported by SELEC.
-Operation named SIMBOX in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and CENTRALA in Republic of Serbia is a joint investigation in the field of cybercrime involving Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Republic of Serbia, which led to the arrest of 1 person, placing 10 persons under financial investigation, and seizure of several SIMBOX devices, over 40,000 SIM cards, and computer equipment.
Bucharest, November 23, 2015 - In the period 16 - 20 November 2015, jointly with the Embassy of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Bucharest, SELEC organized the "Practical training course on drug trafficking investigations, controlled delivery operations and money laundering investigations in Southeast Europe" for a group of counter-narcotic officers from Saudi Arabia.
The activity was realized at the request of Saudi Arabia, and was opened with welcome speeches addressed by Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General of SELEC, Mr. Romulus Nicolae Ungureanu, Director for Operations of SELEC, and Mr. Nathan Jones, DEA Country Attache.
During the five days-training, Mr. Svetlin Danailov, Bulgarian Police Liaison Officer to SELEC and Anti-Drug Trafficking Task Force Manager, Mr. Eliodor Tanislav, Romanian Police Liaison Officer and Mr. Murat Caliskan, Turkish Police Liaison Officer to SELEC, made an extensive presentation about SELEC and its activities in the framework of anti-drug trafficking and money laundering investigations, as well as they provided examples from SELEC’s Annual Drug Seizures Report.
The SELEC Liaison Officers, Mr. Danailov, Mr. Tanislav and Mr. Caliskan, also shared to the participants their expertise regarding special investigative techniques used in this kind of investigations, as well as their experiences in conducting controlled deliveries.
Besides the SELEC Trainers, other lecturers assigned by Republic of Bulgaria, Romania, Republic of Turkey and USA delivered to the participants useful information about the specificities of different kinds of drugs, about how to conduct an international controlled delivery, and about money laundering investigations that is related to the drug trafficking.
The training concluded with open discussions regarding future possibilities of controlled delivery operations and special investigative methods in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia applied for obtaining Operational Partner status with SELEC, currently the Cooperation Agreement being under negotiation.
According to the Decision of the SELEC Council, the Operational Partner status with SELEC is open, upon request, to any State or international organization or body that expresses its readiness to cooperate with SELEC, agrees to provide support to SELEC, and expresses its readiness to conclude a Cooperation Agreement with SELEC.
Bucharest, November 13th, 2015 - The Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC) opens one position of Assistant Criminal Analyst within the Operational Directorate.
The appointment of the Assistant Criminal Analyst shall be made through competition based only on professional qualities, following an open procedure. The competition is open to all nationals of the SELEC Member States who meet the specified requirements.
The applications should be sent to SELEC Secretariat by December 14, 2015.
If you are interested in applying please read more details in the section “Careers”.
Bucharest, November 12th , 2015 - A delegation headed by Mr. Abdullah Soylu, Director General of Customs Enforcement, Ministry of Customs and Trade of Republic of Turkey, accompanied by the Director General of Customs of Romania, Mr. Claudiu Ardeleanu paid an official visit to SELEC being welcomed by Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General of SELEC.
The Romanian and Turkish representatives were accompanied by Mr. Aurel Stancu, Romanian Customs Liaison Officer, and by Mr. Murat Caliskan, Turkish Police Liaison Officer posted at SELEC Headquarters.
The discussions covered general issues regarding the customs cooperation in the region, Republic of Turkey’s contribution to the customs activities of SELEC, simplified customs control procedures at borders, and national coordination on border issues among relevant departments.