Dorset Police are supporting a global public awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of organised crime.

The campaign, called TurnBackCrime has been launched by Interpol and aims to help the public better understand organised crime networks operating around the world and empower them to make informed choices about the products they buy or the way they use the internet.

Acting Detective Superintendent Mark Callaghan said: “While many people know that transitional organised crime networks are behind various forms of trafficking, such as illicit goods, fake medicines, drugs, arms and even people, they are often unaware of the links with other, seemingly unrelated and varied, crimes.

“Crimes such as counterfeiting, cybercrime, fraud, crimes against children and corruption in sport are in fact often interconnected, with profits from one crime used to fund another.

“Dorset Police is supporting the #TurnBackCrime campaign and I urge everyone to be aware of organised criminality and the way it can impact on their lives.”

To find out more about the campaign, visit turnbackcrime. com, watch the video ‘Organ-ised Crime Starts With Money, Don’t Let It Be Yours’ and look out for the #Turn BackCrime on Twitter.