Interpol Warns of Organized Crime Networks Targeting COVID Vaccines

Interpol Warns of Organized Crime Networks Targeting COVID Vaccines

Interpol has issued a global alert for Organised Crime Networks targeting COVID-19 vaccines

Lyon , December 3: In a worrying development, Interpol has issued a global alert for law enforcements around the world, warning them to keep an eye on crime networks that may target Covid-19 vaccines.

As the countries gear up to vaccinate the masses against coronavirus, Interpol has warned its 194 member countries to be on high alert for organized crime networks that can target Covid vaccines both physically and online.

“As governments are preparing to roll out vaccines, criminal organizations are planning to infiltrate or disrupt supply chains,” said Jurgen Stock, Secretary General, Interpol.

He further said, “Criminal networks will also be targeting unsuspecting members of the public via fake websites and false cures, which could pose a significant risk to their health, even their lives.”

“It is essential that law enforcement is as prepared as possible for what will be an onslaught of all types of criminal activity linked to the COVID-19 vaccine, which is why INTERPOL has issued this global warning,” he added.

The Interpol also advised the public to take special care when going online to search for medical equipment or medicines.

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