This file photo taken on April 3, 2019 shows former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaving his lawyer's office in Tokyo. AFP / Kazuhiro NOGI
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Interpol seems to have a crime problem. When Arif Naqvi, the founder of the Middle East's biggest private-equity fund, was arrested at London's Heathrow airport in April, he was quick to brandish his connections to the global policing body. He told U.K. authorities that he sat on the group's board, and he was carrying an Interpol passport, a document the organization issues to its officers traveling on business, prosecution lawyer Rachel Kapila said at a London hearing last week.He was granted a $20 million bail Friday, a record high. He'd been a trustee of the Interpol Foundation for a Safer World, a separate group that funds the police body, but was suspended last year.PassportsInterpol passports, like the one Naqvi was carrying, are designed to let officials travel quickly for work purposes without needing visas.The Interpol Foundation is a separate, Geneva-based entity that's funding Interpol programs with 50 million euros ($56 million) over a five-year period, under an agreement between the foundation and the UAE government.
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