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International police collaboration as the foundation for efficient counteraction to illegal trafficking of medical products
Abstract.This article examines the key directions in the work of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in the area of counteracting the illegal trafficking of medical products. Special attention is given to the increased social danger of the indicated type of crime, as well as the need for development of the active international cooperation in the area of counteraction to such social phenomenon, which in the author’s opinion implies the interaction of the states in terms of international police organizations. The author underlines the substantial role of Interpol in joint activity of the states aimed at overcoming the current global health crisis. The following conclusions are made: 1) the transnational character of pharmaceutical crime and its scale justify the need for development of the active intergovernmental cooperation on this matter, which most efficient form lies in international police collaboration with the key role of Interpol; 2) based on the analysis of statistical data with regards to falsification of medical products confiscated in the course of such operations, the author notes that the main objects of falsification is the most popular and frequently purchased medications, as well as the priciest medical supplies necessary for life sustaining purposes.
Keywords: international cooperation, pharmaceutical crime, illicit trafficking, counterfeit drugs, INTERPOL, international police organizations, international law, law enforcement operations, Pangea, medical products
Article was received:10-02-2018
This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .