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

From 5 to 7 June, in AsunciĂłn, 🇵🇾 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 in Brazil to strengthen ties against illicit trafficking

Straight from Argentina, our Project Director and Regional Coordinator for Latin America were in Brasilia on the week of 18-20 March 2024 to renew the partnership between SEACOP and its partners from Brazil, in the combat against drug trafficking and illegal timber trafficking. 🇧🇷 The trip began with a productive meeting with the PolĂ­cia Federal do Brasil, a…

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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 briefings week of 20 June

21/06 Phishing gang behind several million euros worth of losses busted in Belgium and the Netherlands. The suspects sent emails and text messages with phishing links to bogus banking websites. A cross-border operation, supported by Europol and involving the Belgian Police and the Dutch Police, resulted in the dismantling of this organised crime group involved…

News briefing – Week of 4 April

07/04 Cape Verdean police seize over 5 tonnes of cocaine. Cape Verdean police seized more than five tonnes of cocaine at sea onboard a fishing boat from Brazil, with the help of American agents. 09/04 Major cocaine smuggling gang busted in Algeciras with 3,500 kilos of the drug found. A joint operation involving officers from…

News briefing week of 14 February

15/02 45 people arrested in the crackdown on Albanian-speaking criminals and cocaine trafficking. An international operation involving judicial and law enforcement authorities in eight countries has resulted in the takedown of one of Europe’s most active Albanian-speaking cocaine trafficking networks Europe. On this occasion, Eurojust and Europol supported a series of actions carried out in…

News Briefing – Week of 6 April

Heroin production is on the rise in the Golden Triangle according to the Narcotics Control Board secretary-general in Thailand and as seizure along the border between Myanmar and Laos suggest. The Golden Triangle is one of the largest areas where opium is grown.   A large criminal network involved in fraud, money laundering and social…

News Briefing – Week of 30 March

Malaysian customs discovered six tonnes of African pangolin scales hidden beneath a layer of sacks containing cashew nuts. This was the first seizure at Port Klang since September 2017 and may indicate that  traffickers are responding to greater security at other Malaysian ports as well as ports in Singapore where, last year, 40 tonnes of pangolin scales was…