The UN Security Council adopted a resolution, sponsored by Egypt, urging all countries to eliminate the supply of weapons to the Islamic State
The Brazilian armed forces deployed 10.000 troops in Rio de Janeiro and planned a number of operations
German customs authorities seized 8 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated value
A workshop on “Adequate use and protection of financial intelligence” aimed at the Southern Cone sub-region took place in Asuncion, Paraguay between 6 and 8 June.
On April 25-27, the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF) of Chile hosted a meeting of the experts team that is currently working on the “Update to the GAFILAT Money Laundering Regional Threat Assessment”.
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…
International operation Lionfish III supported by CRIMJUST disrupts flows of illicit drugs to Europe
Operation Lionfish III, an international police operation across Latin America and West Africa, conducted between 6 and 15 March, led to more than 350 arrests and seizure of 52 tonnes of illicit drugs. In addition to cannabis and heroin 25 tonnes of cocaine were seized estimated to be worth approximately USD 950 million.
Colombian police seized more than 6 tons of cocaine in the Caribbean port of Barranquilla bound for Spain. Colombian Defence Minister Luis Carlos Villegas confirmed that the shipment, worth €200 million, was carried out by several drug cartels, including El Clan del Golfo. The seizure represents the third largest cocaine seizure in the history of…
Airport law enforcement experts from around the world met today in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a three-day discussion on enhancing detection and interdiction capacity at international airports to counter emerging threats posed by illicit trafficking and suspicious passengers, and to support the fight against transnational organized crime and terrorism.
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…