Third GIFP Steering Committee, organised by MASIF

On 17 February 2022, MASIF organised its third Steering Committee. This hybrid meeting was held both in Brussels and remotely, bringing together all the projects constituting the GIFP.  On this occasion, AIRCOP, SEACOP, COLIBRI, DISRUPT, EU-ACT, CRIMJUST, MASIF and FIREARMS provided updates on their progress, achievements, and responses to tackle illicit routes and organised crime.…

MASIF WEBINAR– PRESENTATION OF THE REPORT “ILLICIT ECONOMIES IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN: SHIFTING POLITICAL ECONOMIES AND REGIONAL DYNAMICS”.

On 25th January 2022, the Monitoring support and Support Project of the GIFP (MASIF) organised a webinar with the aim to present the “Illicit Economies in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Shifting Political Economies and Regional Dynamics” report to an EU audience.  On this occasion, the speakers and authors of the report, Mark Shaw, and Marcena Hunter highlighted…

News briefing week of 17 January

17/01 NDLEA intercepts cocaine, cannabis, 1.5m tramadol tablets, others in nationwide raids. The NDLEA spokesman also said the same day, 425,000 Diazepam tablets were recovered at Segemu, Kano. He said in the past week, N1,413,344 was seized along with arms and ammunition from a suspected bandit and a drug kingpin in Plateau State while over…

News briefing week of 10 January

10/01 Virtual currencies are being used increasingly in human and drug trafficking, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report. 10/01 Cocaine with a street value of over 5 billion euros was intercepted in the port of Rotterdam last year. A collaboration of customs, FIOD, Seaport Police, and Public Prosecution Service in Rotterdam found…