CRIMJUST and AIRCOP join forces for the delivery of an ethic and integrity course in West Africa

From the 19th to the 21st August 2020, the CRIMJUST and AIRCOP teams organised the delivery of a series of training course on ethics and integrity for law enforcement officers forming the Joint Airport Interdiction Task Force in West Africa, including Cabo Verde, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria where the two projects operate. The training focused…

The AIRCOP network in Latin America and the Caribbean keeps yielding outstanding results!

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected air traffic worldwide, the AIRCOP network remains attentive and operational. In June 2020, several of the AIRCOP JAITFs in collaboration with partners and beneficiaries in Latin America and the Caribbean intercepted multiple illicit commodities that included: 95 kg of cannabis from six different and independent seizures made by…

Controlled deliveries by the JAITF in Argentina – a highlight of AIRCOP activities in 2019

As described by the United Nations Convention Against Organised Crime, a controlled delivery is a special investigation technique allowing suspicious shipments or cargo to leave, pass through or enter a jurisdiction with the knowledge and supervision of authorities with a view to the investigation of an offence and the identification of persons involved in the…

An autumn highlight in the EU’s capital: the first EU Crime Week brought law enforcement, DEVCO project partners, EU agencies and services together to address organised crime

For 5 days, from 25 to 29 November, participants exchanged on coordination and synergies, but also challenges in the fight against illicit trafficking, and in particular drug trafficking, both inside and outside Europe. The launch of the EU Drug Market’s Report on 26 November underpinned discussions on the current global drug production and European consumption,…