Target: INTERPOL’s head of the Fugitive Investigative Support Unit, Stefano Carvelli
Goal: Applaud enlistment of the public to help capture people responsible for crimes against the environment
Organizations dedicated to saving endangered species and the environment are becoming inventive in their efforts. One organization in particular, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has enlisted the help of citizens to catch environmental criminals. INTERPOL reached out to citizens of the world, urging anyone who has seen or knows about criminal whereabouts to contact the organization. Citizen involvement in finding environmental criminals will give INTERPOL an edge and enhance the possibility of criminal capture.
INTERPOL has 190 member countries. With poaching and environmental crimes increasing, the organization has asked citizens of the 190 countries to report any knowledge of the criminals. INTERPOL has narrowed its public-assistance search to nine criminals. These criminals are catalysts for their individual environmental crime categories. The police organization believes that if these criminals are found and incarcerated, putting an end to the environmental crimes that they are responsible for will be easier.
Illegal fishing, wildlife trafficking, dumping waste and poaching are some of the targeted areas of the criminals that INTERPOL is searching for. Citizens with any information about the nine criminals may contact INTERPOL through its website. After receiving a citizen tip, INTERPOL will contact authorities in the appropriate country and launch a formal investigation. Utilizing the public in this way is intelligent and progressive. Applaud INTERPOL for increasing its chances of catching environmental criminals.
Dear Mr. Carvelli,
INTERPOL recently launched a criminal investigation that utilizes the public’s knowledge of criminal whereabouts and other important information. The nine criminals in this investigation may have been seen in public, on a social network or at the airport by an ordinary citizen. Criminals will no longer have an upper hand by staying under government radar. There is literally no place to hide if the public is involved in the investigation.
Thank you for utilizing citizens to save animals and the environment. Too many species targeted by criminals are now endangered, many on the brink of extinction. Development of this website hotline for reporting environmental criminals proves that INTERPOL is serious about putting an end to the exploitation of animals and the environment. Thank you for doing everything in your power to stop these crimes against nature.
It is my hope that this website brings many criminals to justice. Thank you for saving the world.
[Your Name Here]
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