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The National Bureau of Investigation is a specialised criminal investigation unit at the national level for the detection and investigation of serious criminal offences, especially economic and financial crime and corruption and in certain cases organised crime, cybercrime and more difficult forms of conventional crime.


The National Bureau of Investigation was established in 2010 as part of the criminal police to undertake even more effective investigation and prosecution of the most serious and most complex forms of white-collar, corruption, organised and other crime. It cooperates with units at the regional and local levels, exchanging operational information and providing assistance. The office has solved many difficult cases, including some that received major media coverage (for example serious threats to the financial interests of the state, damage to companies receiving state capital investments, organisation of pyramid schemes, abuse of insider information, and corruption in healthcare, the energy sector and sport) and has dismantled a number of international criminal groups trafficking in illicit drugs or human beings or dealing in prostitution and money laundering.

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