Interpol Chief: Bahrain has Low Crime Rate
Bahrain has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, according to the head of Interpol, reported the Gulf Daily News.
But it needs to be extra vigilant in combating the threat of counterfeiting and forgery after the Euro is introduced on January 1, said secretary-general Ronald Noble who is on a visit to Bahrain.
Praising the country's excellent public security record, Noble said his organization was ready to offer high-level assistance in the battle against money laundering and other financial crimes.
"Special training and training materials will be provided in fighting the counterfeiting threat, which could arise following the introduction of the Euro on January 1," he told the paper.
"The merger of 11 currencies into a single one will be the largest change ever in the history of single currencies.
"Bahrain, being one of the major financial centers of the Middle East, should take extra precautions against possible counterfeiting and forgery threats."
Noble said Interpol - the International Criminal Police Organization - has already set up a taskforce in conjunction with Europol to provide relevant information to various countries – Albawaba.com
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