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Republic of Cyprus
Crime Combating Department
Office for Combating Organized Crime

The Office for Combating Organized Crime was set up in December 2003. It mainly deals with the collection, evaluation and the utilisation of information and intelligence, related to Criminal Groups and Organized Crime. It is stressed that members of the Office, represent Cyprus at the Working Group of the Council of the EU, General Matters and Evaluations (except Schengen matters) – “GENVAL” – Council of the EU – Brussels and at the Working Group of EUROPOL, The Hague – for Organized Crime Threat Assessment (OCTA).

Additionally, the Office chairs and co-ordinates the work of the Contact Group for Serious Offences, on a national basis.

Besides the above, members of the Office participate in the Analytical Work File of EUROPOL, “FORTUM”.

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