AIRCOP support in cocaine seizure in Dakar, Senegal.

With the support of AIRCOP, customs officers seized cocaine at Dakar airport in Senegal. The seizure was made by elements of the airport anti-trafficking unit (CAAT) of AIBD, from a South African national. Having targeted the passenger on the basis of the analysis of her travel documents, they detected inconsistencies in her declarations and the…

Third GIFP Steering Committee, organised by MASIF

On 17 February 2022, MASIF organised its third Steering Committee. This hybrid meeting was held both in Brussels and remotely, bringing together all the projects constituting the GIFP.  On this occasion, AIRCOP, SEACOP, COLIBRI, DISRUPT, EU-ACT, CRIMJUST, MASIF and FIREARMS provided updates on their progress, achievements, and responses to tackle illicit routes and organised crime.…

CRIMJUST and AIRCOP side event on integrity in border management during CoSP

GIFP components CRIMJUST and AIRCOP organised a side event on integrity in border management during the ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (CoSP). The side event took place on 16 December 2021 and was held in a hybrid format with in-person and online participation. The…

AIRCOP holds its 7th Global Meeting- Special attention given to women in AIRCOP

AIRCOP held its 7th Global Meeting from 4 to 7 October 2021. More than 200 participants from over 40 countries, came together to discuss past successes and future challenges. The meeting highlighted AIRCOP’s achievements and results, with cocaine seizures, for example, amounting to more than 10 tons.     Regional and international communication, cooperation, and…

AIRCOP co-organises the First Inter-regional Workshop on Combatting Trafficking in Persons by Air

On the 1st and 2nd of September 2021, UNODC brought together 16 East African, Middle Eastern, and Gulf countries for an inter-regional workshop on combatting trafficking in persons by air. The first-of-its-kind inter-regional workshop, gathering 105 participants, 26% of them being women, aimed to spread awareness on and find solutions to challenges related to trafficking…

The UNGASS 2021 and GIFP responses to corruption

Corruption is a major threat to stability and security worldwide. It undermines the functioning of public institutions and corrodes political processes, jeopardising economic growth and development. By reducing the overall potential revenue of a country, corruption hampers the ability of governments to adequately fund services such as health care, schools, transport, or the judiciary ultimately…