SEACOP/CRIMJUST deliver Joint Seminar on Integral Protection Against New Maritime Threats in Peru

Last week, two projects of the EU Global Illicit Flows Programme -SEACOP and CRIMJUST- joined forces to organise a seminar aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the Peruvian Maritime Intelligence Unit in Callao, Peru. Launched on Monday 13 May 2024, the seminar’s opening ceremony witnessed the participation of representatives from the National Port Authority, the…

SEACOP: Successful regional cooperation at work in Peru vessel search

Last week, the Maritime Intelligence Unit of Peru -created and trained by SEACOP- coordinated the inspection of a high board vessel after receiving an alert from the Colombian National Police. Although no narcotic substance was found, the operation demonstrated the importance of the joint work of all Peruvian forces, namely SUNAT, Policia Nacional DIRANDRO, Marina de…

SEACOP delivers Joint Maritime Control Unit advanced training in Peru

From 23-27 January 2023, SEACOP conducted a specialised training on the search for illicit substances aboard vessels, targeted at officials from the Navy, Customs, National Police and Port Authority of #Peru 🇵🇪. Two experts from the Operational Group of Technical Inspections (GOIT) of the Spanish National Police were mobilised by SEACOP, in order to deliver…

Newsbrief – week of 28 November

https://www.europol.europa.eu/media-press/newsroom/news/international-operation-shuts-down-websites-offering-counterfeit-goods-and-pirated-content – International operation shuts down websites offering counterfeit goods and pirated content https://www.europol.europa.eu/media-press/newsroom/news/heat-rising-european-super-cartel-taken-down-in-six-countries – Heat is rising as European super cartel is taken down in six countries https://insightcrime.org/news/lake-titicaca-smugglers-paradise-bolivia-peru/ Lake Titicaca: A Smuggler’s Paradise in Bolivia and Peru https://insightcrime.org/news/super-cartel-controlling-europe-drug-trade/ Was a Super Cartel Really Controlling Europe’s Drug Trade? https://www.eurojust.europa.eu/news/serbian-led-drug-smuggling-network-halted-belgium-luxembourg-and-netherlands Serbian-led drug smuggling network halted in…

News briefing – Week of 30 May

30/05 Five arrests in Hungary for money laundering across three continents. The Budapest Metropolitan Police (Budapesti RendĹ‘r-fĹ‘kapitányság), supported by Europol, dismantled a criminal organisation involved in money laundering and perpetrating fraud using administrative documents. 01/06 Security Challenges Threaten to Derail Democratic Strides in Central African Region, Briefers Tell Security Council. Marking both democratic strides and…

News briefing – Week of 23 May

23/05 EUROPOL’ s operation: Nearly 40 tonnes of counterfeit cigarettes were seized in France. The investigation, involving several customs services and the assistance of the French network of customs attachĂ©s (especially in Dubai), led to the seizure of 40 tonnes of counterfeit cigarettes in the Marseille and Paris regions. 23/05 Trafficking of Illegal Firearms Severely…

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SEACOP, Peru sign MoU to ratify commitment to fight illicit drug trafficking

Lima, 25 May 2022 – The EU-funded project SEACOP V and the National Commission for Drug-free Life and Development (DEVIDA) of Peru, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue cooperation in the fight against illicit maritime trade. Represented by Ricardo Antonio SoberĂłn Garrido, Executive President of DEVIDA, and SEACOP Project Director Dominique Bucas, and in the presence…

Newsbriefing – week of 11 of April

11/04 Human trafficking gang exploiting South American victims busted in France and Spain. The French Border Police (Police National/Police aux frontiers) and the Spanish National Police (PolicĂ­a Nacional), supported by Europol, dismantled a criminal network involved in human trafficking for sexual exploitation. The investigation resulted in a simultaneous action day in France and Spain on…

News briefing week of 31 May

1/06 Barbados homicides have more than doubled since 2012, reaching a record of 49 murders in 2019, dropping to 42 in 2020. The government has pointed to the influx of illegal guns as a facilitator to the increase in violence. 1/06 Mafias operating along Ecuador’s borders with Peru and Colombia profit from the increased demand…