Chile to host Interpol General Assembly 2019

SANTIAGO – The Republic of Chile will host the next Interpol General Assembly, where the Investigative Police (PDI) will be in charge of receiving the representatives of the 192 member countries, the body announced on the final day of the 87th Interpol session in Dubai this week.

The meeting will convene high-level police authorities in order to analyze common criminal phenomena in different parts of the world, such as organized crime, terrorism and cybercrime.

During this week, the meeting for this year took place in the Arab Emirates, where the commander-in-chief of the Dubai police, Abdullah Al Marri, symbolically handed over the Interpol flag to the director general of the PDI, Héctor Espinosa Valenzuela.

In a speech he delivered at the end of the activities, Valenzuela thanked the assembly for giving Chile the opportunity to be the next Interpol session venue.

“In Santiago de Chile we will have the honor of organizing the 88th Interpol General Assembly. This world-class event will test our technical and human capabilities, “said the detective.

In recent months, Chile has been the victim of various cyber attacks, which included the filtering of customer data from banking institutions and millions of frauds. Given this, the Government presented a cybersecurity plan, which aims to update the regulations that regulate this type of crime.