News Briefing – Week of 9 November 2020

09/11/2020 – The Spanish National Police in a joint operation with Europol dismantled a criminal organisation based in Barcelona involved in human trafficking in several European countries. 09/11/2020 – The Guatemalan authorities located a crashed plane containing 1028 kilograms of cocaine in a coastal area on the border with Mexico. In the accident, one person…

COLIBRI launches its online training programme

Successful implementation of the first COLIBRI National Online Training Course in Uruguay between 20-31 July 2020 The COLIBRI Project is designed to improve coordination and information sharing in order to develop the capacities of customs officials and their partners in the fight against organized crime and illicit trafficking, to strengthen the rule of law and…

News briefing – Week of 13 July

14/07/2020 – The former Surinamese minister of Justice, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, has been elected president of Suriname. 13/07/2020 – Guinea has issued an arrest warrant against a Guinean citizen residing in Germany who is allegedly involved in the forging of visas. Guinean customs had previously seized 7300 stamped visas in a truck that had traveled from Germany. 14/07/2020…

First year of implementation of COLIBRI

COLIBRI, the GIFP project with a special focus on general aviation The project “Monitoring and Controlling General Aviation along the cocaine route”, or COLIBRI, is a technical assistance and capacity-building programme part of the Global Illicit Flows Programme since its in inception in January 2019. It has been conceived to bring together the skills necessary…

An autumn highlight in the EU’s capital: the first EU Crime Week brought law enforcement, DEVCO project partners, EU agencies and services together to address organised crime

For 5 days, from 25 to 29 November, participants exchanged on coordination and synergies, but also challenges in the fight against illicit trafficking, and in particular drug trafficking, both inside and outside Europe. The launch of the EU Drug Market’s Report on 26 November underpinned discussions on the current global drug production and European consumption,…