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THE HEAD of the National Criminal Intelligence Service is to be investigated by a chief constable in the first inquiry of its kind.

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CHINA ISSUED an arrest warrant yesterday for Li Hongzhi, the founder of the outlawed Falun Gong sect, who is living in New York with his wife and daughter.

Interpol's CD war on art bandits

AS FINE art collections go, the number of masterpieces is breathtaking - nearly 400 Picassos, 250 Chagalls and 140 Renoirs. But the priceless paintings are not on view. They are stolen - and they form part of a database of 14,000 works of art and antiques missing around the world.

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German police left parents in dark over dead Briton's fate

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Murder `victim' turns up alive

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Young Briton is world's most wanted woman

FOR TWO years Lisa Smith has been on the run. Yesterday she achieved the dubious distinction, at the age of just 22, of being named alongside murderers and terrorists on Interpol's top ten most wanted list. Orders are that she is to be arrested on sight.

Waste dumped secretly on motorways turns Britain into dustbin of Europe

BRITAIN IS regarded as a "soft touch" by criminal gangs from Germany and Holland who are coming here to dump cocktails of toxic chemical waste, according to Interpol UK.

Animal smuggling is the most lucrative crime after drugs

THE illegal trafficking of exotic and endangered species is now the biggest international criminal activity after the drugs trade, according to Interpol.

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Interpol joins hunt for rapist

The hunt for Britain's most wanted serial rapist has turned international. West Yorkshire Police have called in Interpol to help locate suspects in Australia, Holland, Gibraltar and France.
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