In 2018, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) in Podgorica issued 95 arrest warrants in total, while for the first six months of this year, it issued 62 international warrants already, acting chief officer of the International Operational Police Cooperation Division, Interpol, Europol SIRENE, Mr Dejan Boljević, told in an interview with the weekend edition of Dnevne Novine daily.
The Interpol database, according to him, currently includes 292 international warrants issued by the Interpol Podgorica, but the number is changing on a daily basis.
“Of the total number of issued international warrants, around 198 of them were issued for the Montenegrin nationals. The INTERPOL’s public website currently has eight warrants issued by the Interpol Podgorica, three of which were issued for the Montenegrin nationals. Therefore, majority of the international warrants, not only ours but of the other countries as well, is not being published on the Interpol’s public website, as they are used for the police and judicial purposes in the international police cooperation. Such international warrants are rarely publicly published, i.e. only when there’s an estimation that it might contribute to locating a fugitive,” Mr Boljević clarified for Dnevne Novine daily.