Cocaine Seizure in Ecuador : Witnessing the concrete results of SEACOP support

On March 8th, 2024, SEACOP received proof that its support to partner countries yields tangible, long-lasting results. In a message sent by a representative from Ecuador’s Customs, capacity-building delivered by SEACOP in 2022 was linked to a recent seizure of 440kg of cocaine in Yahuarcocha. 🗣 “The Maritime Intelligence training provided to the Cuerpo de…

SEACOP welcomes EU Commissioner, Belgian Minister in Ecuador

 It was a very productive week for SEACOP in Ecuador  🇪🇨! SEACOP, represented by Project Director Dominique Bucas and Regional Coordinator for Latin America Alfredo Diaz Sanchez welcomed a high level delegation composed of European 🇪🇺 Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson and Belgian 🇧🇪Minister of Interior Annelies Verlinden. Their visit was part of EU’s continued efforts to strengthen cooperation on issues…

SEACOP holds National Steering Committee in Ecuador

Last week, SEACOP and high level political authorities of #Ecuador 🇪🇨 gathered in Quito for a National Steering Committee on maritime security. During meetings held at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Quito, representatives of local authorities, the EU Delegation in the country, the Spanish and the US Embassies discussed further cooperation…

SEACOP partakes in OAS seminar in Guatemala, launches maritime security strategy

SEACOP is participating in an international workshop organised by the Organisation of American States – OAS-CITCE in Guatemala this week. A total of 17 local institutions, high-level authorities, heads of the main ports of the region and international organisations such as the International Maritime Organisation -IMO-, the Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law and the Private…

SEACOP holds major international seminar in Ecuador

The European Union (EU)-funded Seaport Cooperation Programme (SEACOP) on Monday 12 December 2022 launched the International Seminar “The Pacific-Atlantic Axis: How to provide a comprehensive response against illicit maritime trafficking” in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Held on 12 and 13 December, the International Seminar aims to establish a comprehensive strategy to support the fight of regional authorities…

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SEACOP-trained Maritime Intelligence Unit seizes 500kg of cocaine in Panama

Earlier this week, nearly 500 kilograms of cocaine destined for #Europe were seized in Panama, thanks to the long standing multi-dimensional support provided by SEACOP. The successful anti-drug operation started with information obtained by the newly formed Ecuadorian Maritime Intelligence Unit, inaugurated in collaboration with SEACOP this year. Coordinated by SEACOP at the transregional level,…

News Briefing – Week of 27 July

29/07/2020 – The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs stated during a press briefing that Africa has become a hub for organised crime and a source of illicit drugs, mentioning the involvement of Nigerian organisation in the manufacture of methamphetamines. 30/07/2020 -A fleet of 206 Chinese fishing boats…