Inside Interpol


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Jake Wallis Simons examines the workings of Interpol, the international police organisation with a unique role, a mysterious image and a complex and sometimes troubled history.

Based in Lyon, France, but staffed by police officers from across the globe, it is Interpol's duty to help combat international criminality, from terrorism and cyber-crime to counterfeiting and people trafficking.

As Interpol faces the challenges of increasingly sophisticated organised crime, its own financial difficulties, and complaints about politicisation, Jake explores how it can and should respond. He talks to leading figures within Interpol, including the new Secretary General, Jurgen Stock.

Producer: Martin Rosenbaum.