SEACOP wraps up MIU training in Buenos Aires

At the end of last month, SEACOP held its 2nd Maritime Intelligence Training for Argentinean officers in Buenos Aires šŸ‡¦šŸ‡·. Experts from the Colombian Navy, the Brazilian Federal Police and SEACOP’s Latin America Coordinator, Alfredo Diaz Sanchez, focused the activity on intelligence gathering in the maritime and river environment, analysed recently detected criminal patterns in…

SEACOP, MAOC-N launch regional initiative on fight against maritime trafficking

Last week the SEACOP team in Latin America, together with the support of Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre (Narcotics) – MAOC (N) launched a regional initiative called “Threat and Case Studies” where all participating countries plan to exchange experiences with other partners in the region. With these meetings, SEACOP aims to support the fight against…

SEACOP, Argentina Minister sign MoU on illicit maritime trade

On Monday 14 November, SEACOP and Argentina signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the fight against illicit maritime trafficking. Signed by Minister of Security, Anibal Fernandez, EU Ambassador to Argentina, Amador SĆ”nchez Rico, and SEACOP Project Director Dominique Bucas, the MoU aims to strengthen the existing cooperation between the government of Argentina and the SEACOP…

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SEACOP supports inter-agency seizure in Argentina

Last June, personnel of the Directorate of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations of the Naval Prefecture and MIU personnel of Argentina, in conjunction with the National Gendarmerie Anti-Drug Squad seized 1547 kilograms of cocaine leading to the capture of 6 people. A significant amount of cash and firearms were also seized. The important maritime and land…

News briefing week of 13 June

12/06 Illegal donkey skin trade is a ā€˜trojan horseā€™ 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 21 March

21/03 CRIMJUST organised its first capacity-buildingĀ on ā€œCyber Elements of Drug Trafficking Investigationsā€Ā under the framework of its new INL-funded project in West Africa. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) held a training on ā€œCyber Elements of Drug Trafficking Investigationsā€, in Cotonou, Benin for law enforcement officers from the Republican Police of Benin and…

CRIMJUST training courses on ā€œspecialised controlled deliveriesā€

CRIMJUST, one of the component projects of the Global Illicit Flows Programme of the European Union, in collaboration with the Iberoamerican Network of Anti-drug Prosecutors (Red de Fiscales Antidroga de IberoamĆ©rica) successfully implemented the first two of a series of four training courses on specialised controlled delivery. Designed to tackle transnational drug trafficking the training…

News Briefing – Week of 13 April

700 kg of cocaine was seized at the Yokohama seaport in JapanĀ in March 2020. The drugs were hidden in a container transporting boxes of bananas. According to the Japanese authorities, the drugs more than likely arrived by mistake as a result of traffickers not being able to unload at ports prior to Yokohama.Ā    OverĀ 1600…