The international headquarters of the permanent regional operation of the CSTO to combat illegal migration has agreed on a plan for carrying out the activities of the "Nelegal 2018"


The international headquarters of the permanently operating regional CSTO operation on counteracting illegal migration agreed on a plan for carrying out the activities of "Illegal 2018"


On February 14, 2018, the CSTO Secretariat, chaired by the Secretary of the Coordination Council on Combating Illegal Migration, Chief of the General Directorate for Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Major-General of Police Olga Kirillova held a meeting The international headquarters of Operation Nelegal, which was attended by Deputy Secretary General of the CSTO Valery Semerikov.

The meeting of the International Headquarters was attended by authorized representatives of the national headquarters of the Organization’s member states from internal affairs bodies (police), state (national) security agencies, border services and financial intelligence units, as well as representatives of the Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units (SRPFR), the Coordination Service of the Council of Commanders of the Border Troops and the Bureau to Coordinate the Fight against Organized Crime and Other Dangerous Species estupleny.

In his speech, Valery Semerikov stressed that over the past 10 years, the competent authorities of the CSTO member states have been quite successfully in the Organization’s format coordinated measures to counteract illegal migration under the common conditional for all countries name "Illegal". ZVF_3978.JPG

“During this period, a total of over one million violations of immigration legislation were identified, fines of more than $ 84 million were imposed, 9,732 criminal cases were instituted for organizing illegal migration and 560 criminal cases for human trafficking, as well as 137 795 criminal cases for other offenses identified during the events. Law enforcement agencies have detained over 3,000 people who were on the international wanted list, ”said the Deputy Secretary General of the CSTO.

He also noted that in the interest of improving efficiency and efficiency when planning in the CSTO format measures to counter illegal migration, on November 30, 2017 in Minsk, during the session of the Collective Security Council The Collective Security Treaty Organization, the heads of state signed a decision on imparting a set of measures under the code name Nelegal, the status of a permanently operating regional operation, with the approval of the relevant Provision.

At a further meeting, the members of the International Headquarters reviewed the results of measures taken to counteract illegal migration in 2017 in the CSTO format, agreed on dates for holding events in the current year and substantively discussed the plan of the next operation under conditional The name "Illegal 2018".

The priority goal of the operation is to work to curb the criminal activities of organized groups and communities with international and interregional links involved in organizing illegal migration.

In addition, within the framework of Nelegal-2018, the task of identifying criminal groups using channels of illegal migration in the interests of terrorist and extremist organizations, especially for the purpose of delivering militants and accompanying them, is highlighted. persons in zones of armed conflict and their subsequent evacuation of them.

At the end of the meeting, it was decided to submit an agreed Plan for carrying out Operation Illegal 2018 for approval by the Chairman of the Coordination Council of the Heads of Competent Authorities of the CSTO Member States on Illegal Migration Police Colonel Alexander Horov.


CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov

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