Post by HeadMarshal on Sept 1, 2016 8:39:21 GMT -5
Whenever a fugitive flees the country they're wanted out of, authorities may request to have a Red Notice issued against the fugitive by Interpol. This is so that law enforcement in other countries are aware of the fugitives. This is how Christopher Ponce was identified and captured by authorities in Spain last month. However, there is a troubling lack of red notices issued by the US this year. To detail this, I went to the notice database and typed in the year in the free text, that gives you each red notice issued in that year. Here are how many red notices were issued in the years for US fugitives.
Yes that is right, only THREE notices have been issued during the past 8 months for US fugitives! To be fair, there have been many notices for fugitives in other countries, especially in Latin America, Europe and Asia which is not a bad thing at all. I just know for certain the US has not ran out of fugitives where the red notice can be issued and would be very helpful, from looking just at the cases we add to the forum each week.
One of the fugitives added this year was William Joseph Greer, the other two are for Solomon Anthony Bandiho and Sofyan Iskandar Nugroho. The latter two I cannot find any detailed information online. I'll include all three of those red notices here.
I was noticing there seemed to be a decline in U.S. Interpol notices and Interpol notices after all as well. I agree it is very helpful in some cases. I didn't even know William Greer had an Interpol notice, that is interesting to me.
Post by HeadMarshal on Jan 17, 2017 12:52:08 GMT -5
In case anyone wanted an update for 2017 so far, 33 online red notices have been made. Almost all the listed cases are out of Argentina, El Salvador and Russia which is excellent to help out law enforcement in those nations of course. Hopefully we will get more than a few US red notices this year as well.