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Transregional cooperation promoted by SEACOP

Transregional cooperation is a key principal of SEACOP V’s project. Operating across three world regions (Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean) faced with similar difficulties, we strive to enhance partnerships, information sharing and opportunities for joint maritime operations between different countries. Last week, the project organised a visit of the intelligence centre of the Armada Nacional…

SEACOP’s support to Colombian National Police’s Emerald Strategy continues to yield important results

On 25 April 2022, the Colombian National Police seized about 200 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a container in Buenaventura, coming from Ecuador. Adapting to emerging threats due to increased contamination in the high seas on the Pacific area bound for Europe, the SEACOP project is exerting renewed efforts to support institutions combating drug trafficking…

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 21 March

21/03 CRIMJUST organised its first capacity-building on “Cyber Elements of Drug Trafficking Investigations” 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 “Cyber Elements of Drug Trafficking Investigations”, in Cotonou, Benin for law enforcement officers from the Republican Police of Benin and…

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…

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SEACOP holds technical meetings in Colombia

Last week, SEACOP Regional Coordinator for Latin America Alfredo Diaz Sanchez and representatives from Frontex, held a series of joint technical meetings with Colombian counterparts. In Bogota, the delegation met with the Police Port Area Chief Colonel Yasid Montaño, the Head of the Antinarcotic Directorate-General General Alarcon and representatives from Colombia’s National Navy, in a meeting coordinated…

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SEACOP contributes to seizure of 648kg of cocaine in Malaga

In early November 2021, the SEACOP project contributed to the seizure of 648kg of cocaine through a joint operation between Spanish, Colombian and Italian authorities. Started back in July 2021, the investigation involved various entities working in anti-drug trafficking and transnational maritime security. Notably, the operation was initiated by the Chief of the Census Room…