We at America's Most Wanted know that the search for fugitives often goes beyond national borders, and the same rings true for crime fighting efforts worldwide. This year, law enforcement agencies from 29 countries came together for two months in an Interpol initiative called Operation INFRA-RED. Their mission: to nab their most wanted through the exchange of information about fugitives who were believed to be living abroad.
According to Interpol, the initiative’s focus was quality over quantity – bringing down the worst on their list. They wanted to bring in fugitives who’d been on the run too long or focus on countries’ cases that needed assistance going forward.
Since Operation INFRA-RED kicked off on May 3, 2010, more than 100 fugitives have been apprehended or located worldwide. And again, the public came through with tips to assist authorities, with Interpol's website getting 20 million hits as of July 5.
"The response from the public has been extremely positive, which combined with the work being done by police on the ground has led to the arrest or location of 16 INFRA-RED targets," said Operation Infra-Red coordinator Martin Cox, Assistant Director of INTERPOL's Fugitive Investigative Support unit.
Now we’re asking for your help in locating 26 targets on INFRA-RED’S list. Read about them here and send us a tip if you have any idea where they might be.