News Brief – Week of 17 June 2024

17.06.24 – 6 arrested as 35 tonnes of cocaine seized at major European ports. Europol has supported the German Criminal Police (LKA Baden Wuttemberg) and German Customs (ZFA Stuttgart and ZOLL Karlsruhe) in dismantling a criminal organisation smuggling large quantities of cocaine in containers from South America to the EU via major ports, largely the…

Inter-Regional event on Global Cooperation against maritime trafficking

Lisbon, Portugal – 19 June 2024 – The EU-funded SEACOP project on Monday held the first inter-regional event under its 6th phase in Lisbon, Portugal. Titled ‘From America to Africa: Global Cooperation to Disrupt the New Illicit Maritime Route,’ the landmark event brought together around 90 high-level representatives from 20 countries of Latin America, West…

News Brief – Week of 10 June 2024

11.06.24 – Sophisticated banknote print shop dismantled in Italy. On an action day conducted on 10 June 2024 in Lecce, the Italian Carabinieri arrested a money counterfeiter and dismantled a sophisticated counterfeiting print shop. The raid, which resulted in the seizure of over EUR 100 000 in counterfeit banknotes and over EUR 10 000 in…

Launch of SEACOP-GRES-ATLANTICO SUR – Bridging Africa, Europe and Latin America against drug trafficking

From 5 to 7 June, in Asunción, 🇵🇾 SEACOP launched a unique trans-regional initiative aimed at strengthening joint operations between the Americas and Africa named GRES-ATLANTICO SUR. Why is this initiative special? Announced in the presence local authorities, Naval Prefectures of Argentina and Uruguay, and Federal Police of Brazil, this strategy will provide a special…

SEACOP mentoring kicks off in Cape Verde

This week (June 10-14, 2024), SEACOP is organising a comprehensive mentoring in Praia, Cape Verde. It brings together 14 trainees representing 7 key agencies: Judicial Police, Maritime Police, Fiscal Police, Coast Guard, Multinational Maritime Coordination Center, Praia Port, and the Maritime Information Collection Center. With two experienced trainers from our partner agency Maritime Analysis Operations…