Specialized Operational Mentoring for Drug Detection Dog Handlers organised by CRIMJUST in Ghana

Following the successful training for Dog Handlers at the National Dog Academy (NDA) in Ghana last year, CRIMJUST provided a two week Specialized Operational Mentoring for Drug Detection Dog Handlers – Drug/Currency Detection. The training was provided upon request from the Executive Secretary of Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) of Ghana and took place between 8…

News briefing – Week of 17 April

Colombian authorities arrested William Rafael Vargas Maestre in Armenia (Colombia), one of Spain’s most wanted suspects in drug trafficking, who had been on the run since February 2016. With the help of Spanish law enforcement, the Colombian drug trafficking ring led by Vargas was dismantled and led to the arrest of 24 suspects. Mauritius’ Prime…

News briefing – Week of 10 April

German police seized more than 800 pounds of cocaine (380 kilograms) in Cologne, dissimulated in cases of bananas shipped from Ecuador. The haul represents the biggest seizure in the history of the city. 26 employees of American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and DHL, as well as airport cleaning services and restaurant workers have been arrested at…

News briefing – Week of 14 November

Reportedly, there are 440 organized crime groups operating in Spain, out of the 3,600 identified in all of Europe, as indicated by experts from the Spanish Guardia Civil and the National Police. The majority of those criminal groups are dedicated to drug trafficking and fraud. Ten organised crime groups in Spain are labeled as “high…

Deux cellules aéroportuaires anti-trafics (CAAT) installées au Cameroun dans le cadre de la lutte contre le trafic international de drogue

L’ONUDC et le gouvernement du Cameroun ont officiellement inauguré à Yaoundé deux Cellules aéroportuaires anti-trafics (CAAT) des aéroports internationaux de Yaoundé et Douala. Les cellules anti-trafics ont pour objectif de contrer le trafic international de drogue par le renforcement des capacités de détection et d’interdiction aux aéroports, ainsi comme des capacités en matière d’investigations post-saisies.…

News Briefing – Week of 12 September

The Governor of Mexico’s Guerrero State is calling for the legalization of opium poppy for medicinal purposes as an alternative plan for minimizing the insecurity in the state, as revealed by Insight Crime. However, as stated by the UNODC Representative to Mexico “structural solutions” must be found to tackle the issue of violence. Reportedly, in…