An Interpol Purple Notice is a type of international alert or notice issued by Interpol to seek or provide information on individuals or groups who are involved in committing or planning serious crimes, such as terrorism, organized crime, or money laundering.
Interpol’s Purple Notice is used to seek or provide information on modus operandi, objects, devices, and concealment methods used by criminals, typically those involved in transnational organized crime. The primary function of the Purple Notice is to warn law enforcement agencies of potential threats from such criminals and to facilitate intelligence-sharing and collaboration between countries.
Some examples of crimes for which a Purple Notice may be issued include cybercrime, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and organized crime. Interpol works closely with member countries to share information and coordinate efforts to combat these types of crimes, and the issuance of Purple Notices is one tool in this effort.
According to local media sources, South Korean police have submitted global police organization Interpol with details on a crypto-related voice phishing case after getting a purple alert on two transnational crimes that injured locals.
Purple Notice Fast facts:
|Name of Notice
|A Red Notice is a request to find and arrest a person awaiting extradition. It is issued by the General Secretariat on the basis of a valid national arrest warrant at the request of a member country or an international tribunal.
|A Yellow Notice is issued to assist in the location of missing persons, or in the identification of those who are unable to identify themselves.
It is published for victims of parental abductions, criminal abductions (kidnappings) or unexplained disappearances.
|A Blue Notice is issued to gather further information on a person’s identity, whereabouts, or activities in connection with a crime. This does not ensure the person’s extradition or arrest.
|A Black Notice is a call for information on unidentified remains found in member countries.
|A Green Notice is issued to convey warnings and intelligence about individuals who have committed criminal offences and are likely to commit similar offences in other countries.
|An Orange Notice is issued to warn of an event, a person, an item, or a process that poses a significant and urgent hazard to public safety.
|A Purple Notice is a request for information about criminals’ methods of operation, objects, gadgets, and hiding tactics.
|Interpol-United Nations Security Council Special Notice This Notice is issued for people and companies subject to United Nations Security Council sanctions. Its primary duty is to notify national law enforcement agencies that designated persons and entities are subject to sanctions such as asset freezes, weapons embargoes, and travel bans.