CORMS becomes MASIF, the Monitoring and Support Project for the Global Illicit Flows Programme

After ten years of continuous implementation throughout three phases, CORMS (the Cocaine Route Monitoring and Support Project) ended on 9 April 2021. With the transition from the Cocaine Route Programme (CRP) to the Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP) CORMS was rebranded to MASIF (Monitoring and Support Project for the Global Illicit Flows Programme). The broadened…

CRIMJUST showcases the value of inter-regional criminal justice cooperation with good examples from Bolivia, during a CCPCJ side event.

Under the framework of the Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP) on 19 May 2021 at the Thirtieth Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), CRIMJUST hosted an online side-event organised by the European Union, in partnership with the government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. This side-event showcased the potential for…

The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice holds its thirtieth session

Established in 1992 by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 1992/1, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) acts as the principal policymaking body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. Furthermore, the CCPCJ works to improve international action to combat transnational crime and the efficiency and fairness of…

News Briefing – Week of 10 May 2021

10/03 Police in Belgium and the Netherlands have made dozens of arrests in a vast operation against organised crime after an encrypted communications network popular with criminals was broken up. Belgian police made 48 arrests and carried out some 200 raids. The police seized €1.2 million in cash, as well as 15 illegal firearms, jewelry,…

Operation Trigger VI reveals that serious trafficking continues in Latin America despite pandemic

Coordinated by INTERPOL and UNODC Operation Trigger VI targeting firearms trafficking across South America, resulted in the arrest of almost 4,000 suspects, with some 200,000 illicit firearms, parts, components, ammunition and explosives recovered. The joint operation enabled police, customs, border and prosecution services to work together, carrying out nearly 10,000 checks against INTERPOL databases to…