CRIMJUST and the UNODC launch the second issue of the series Cocaine Insights

While the first issue of the “Cocaine Insights” series focused on the trade of cocaine, the trends, and the evolving market, the second issue concentrates on the variety of cocaine products available. As cocaine presents an important health and security risk for Europe and globally, it is important to understand the ways coca is cultivated,…

News briefing week of 4 October

04/10 Police across EU arrest 330 organized crime suspects. Spanish authorities coordinated a Europe-wide operation that targeted several transnational organized crime groups and resulted in 330 arrests and dozens of new investigations into drug smuggling and illegal firearms trafficking. International police bodies, such as Interpol and Europol, facilitated intelligence sharing for the operation that involved…

News briefing week of 27 September

27/09 U.S. Coast Guard crews stopped a speedboat off the Dominican Republic that the agency said was hauling around 250 kilos with a wholesale value of about $7.5 million. 27/09 World Bank: Global illegal tobacco trade estimated at $50 billion annually, global counterfeit trade to reach $4 trillion by 2022. 27/09 Law enforcement agencies from…

News briefing week of 20 September

21/09 Nearly three tonnes of heroin with a street value of $2.7bn (£2bn) from Afghanistan have been seized from a western Indian port in a major bust, officials said. Two Indians were arrested after the heroin, which was kept in two containers marked as carrying talc, was found by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)…