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Estela Argudin-Pombo

Police Superintendent, Spanish National Police

Estela Argudin-Pombo is a Spanish National Police Superintendent with 25 years of police experience and currently working on a secondment to the United Nations, where she oversees the Police Division Serious and Organized Crime Team, (OROLSI-DPKO). She is an expert on Transnational Organized Crime. She has worked in different crime investigation units in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Malaga. From 2005 to 2011, she was the head of a specialised team on International-Joint Crime Investigations, inside the Unit to Fight Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime (UDYCO) based in Malaga (Spain). She also has international experience as a Police Advisor in three different missions, starting from EUPM-BiH in 2004-2005, Sierra Leone, UNIOSIL 2007-2008 and Palestine, EUPOL-COPPS 2011-2012. In 2013 and before joining UN, she managed the Serious & Major Crimes Investigation Unit at the Regional HQ of the Spanish National Police in Malaga. She has been awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Interior for her contribution to several major investigations with two Merit Medals in 2009 and in 2015. She is a certified CEPOL lecturer. She holds a Master’s Degree on Police Sciences from the Salamanca University (USAL) and a bachelor’s degree on Criminology from the Spanish Open University (UNED). She is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and has basic knowledge on Arabic language.

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