News briefing – Week of 3 October

The sixth Latin American and first Caribbean Conference on Drug Policy took place between 5 and 6 October in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The conference provided a room for debate and evaluation of drug policies, as well as for discussing concrete policies to be implemented in order to fight against illicit drugs. It is estimated…

News briefing – Week of 19 September

During his address at the UN General Assembly, the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, highlighted the need to combating drug trafficking and violence associated with organized crime. Countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are still facing important challenges, despite important progresses, including the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary…

UNODC and the Brazilian Federal Police sign Cooperation Agreement to facilitate cooperation between AIRCOP and INTERCOPS

On 2 September 2016, the Brazilian Federal Police (DPF) signed an interinstitutional cooperation agreement with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in order to facilitate the cooperation between the Airport Communication Project (AIRCOP) and the International Programme for Police Cooperation in Airports (INTERCOPS). Brazil becomes the eighth country in Latin America and…

News Briefing – Week of 15 August

Paraguay authorities reported the interception of a tour bus loaded with 296 kilos of cocaine on its way to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two men were arrested and charged with drug trafficking and other crimes. According to officials, the cocaine would have a value of $3 million on the Brazilian market. Venezuelan…