The GIFP gathered for its second steering committee!

The second Steering Committee of the Global Illicit Flows Programme of the European Union was held a year after its launch, from 24 to 26 November 2020. Organised by the Cocaine Route Monitoring and Support Project (CORMS), it took place online over three consecutive days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first part of the…

SEACOP delivers successful training to Beninese counterparts

From the 12th to the 16th October 2020 SEACOP implemented training on vessel rummaging in Cotonou, Benin to officers from the police, customs and the navy. Delivered over five days, the training contained both theoretical and practical elements including the inspection of cargo, a tug, a supply ship as well as a final exercise involving…

The AIRCOP network in Latin America and the Caribbean keeps yielding outstanding results!

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected air traffic worldwide, the AIRCOP network remains attentive and operational. In June 2020, several of the AIRCOP JAITFs in collaboration with partners and beneficiaries in Latin America and the Caribbean intercepted multiple illicit commodities that included: 95 kg of cannabis from six different and independent seizures made by…

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,…

What is the Global Illicit Flows Programme?

  From the Cocaine Route Programme and the Heroin Route Programme to the Global Illicit Flows Programme of the European Union For more than ten years, the Cocaine and Heroin Route Programmes of the European Union have strived to address the challenges of an often-fragmented law enforcement approach along established illicit trafficking routes into the…