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Transregional cooperation promoted by SEACOP

Transregional cooperation is a key principal of SEACOP V’s project. Operating across three world regions (Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean) faced with similar difficulties, we strive to enhance partnerships, information sharing and opportunities for joint maritime operations between different countries. Last week, the project organised a visit of the intelligence centre of the Armada Nacional…

News briefings week of 20 June

21/06 Phishing gang behind several million euros worth of losses busted in Belgium and the Netherlands. The suspects sent emails and text messages with phishing links to bogus banking websites. A cross-border operation, supported by Europol and involving the Belgian Police and the Dutch Police, resulted in the dismantling of this organised crime group involved…

SEACOP holds two-week training in Barbados

A week of mentoring for the Joint Maritime Control Unit of Barbados 🇧🇧 kicked off yesterday in Bridgetown. Aimed at strengthening the capacities of the JMCU personnel, the mentoring follows a 5-day training course delivered last week by SEACOP’s Deputy Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Benoit Verniquet. “We started last week at the Coastguard Training Centre at HMBS…

News briefing week of 13 June

12/06 Illegal donkey skin trade is a ‘trojan horse’ for wildlife trafficking, claims charity. Vast numbers of donkey skins are being sold illegally on social media sites, a new investigation has revealed. 13/06 A double-edged sword: The role of technology in combating wildlife crime. New approaches are needed to develop, procure and implement technology in…

News briefing – Week of 6 May

06/06 International Maritime Organization adopts new guidelines to combat wildlife smuggling. The 46th Meeting of the Facilitation Committee (FAL46) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted new ‘Guidelines for the Prevention and Suppression of the Smuggling of Wildlife on Ships Engaged in International Maritime Traffic’. 06/06 Team Europe strengthens cooperation with Latin American and Caribbean…

News briefing – Week of 30 May

30/05 Five arrests in Hungary for money laundering across three continents. The Budapest Metropolitan Police (Budapesti RendÅ‘r-fÅ‘kapitányság), supported by Europol, dismantled a criminal organisation involved in money laundering and perpetrating fraud using administrative documents. 01/06 Security Challenges Threaten to Derail Democratic Strides in Central African Region, Briefers Tell Security Council. Marking both democratic strides and…