Drug seizure recorded by Maritime Control Unit supported by SEACOP

The Joint Maritime Control Unit of Tema Port, created through SEACOP in 201 and supported through four training over the past three years, achieved a remarkable seizure on Monday 29 January 2024. According to the Narcotics Control Commission’s announcement, NACOC seized 4,734.34kg of various Tramadol tablets. “The seizure was part of the Commission’s mandate relating…

COLIBRI holds its 4th General Aviation Working Group Meeting in collaboration with EMPACT

The 4th General Aviation Working Group meeting took place on February 7, 2024, and played a pivotal role in advancing collaboration among practitioners from around the world working to disrupt the illicit use of general aviation (GA). The working group focused on profiling methodologies, capabilities and techniques as well as identifying appropriate channels for intelligence…

Sierra Leone receives SEACOP’s first maritime intelligence training

In Freetown this week (12-16 February 2024), SEACOP VI is delivering a weeklong training on Maritime Intelligence to 15 auditors from various government agencies tasked with combating drug and timber trafficking in the region. “It is important to see that official agreements like the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Sierra Leone authorities and Expertise France as well…

Bolstering sustainable growth: ENACT’s workshop on succulents paves the way for legal trade and conservation efforts in South Africa

ENACT, in collaboration with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF), organised an impactful workshop on 31 January 2024 convening 40 stakeholders, including government NGOs, and nursery owners, to discuss the potential development of a formal economy surrounding South African succulent flora. Aligned with Objective 7…

The Gambia braces against illicit maritime trafficking with SEACOP support

A year after the signature of a MoU aimed at building the country’s capacities to combat maritime trafficking, the Gambia is receiving its second training, this time focused on maritime intelligence (05-09/02/2024). “This training is targeted at the Maritime Intelligence Unit, which was created with the support of SEACOP last year. The objective of such…

SEACOP-trained Montserrat Unit unveils human trafficking case

On Tuesday 30 January 2024, the SEACOP-supported Royal Montserrat Police Service successfully intercepted a small yacht carrying 19 individuals in a suspected case of human trafficking. Alerted by intelligence services, the Royal Montserrat Police Marine Unit, which was established with SEACOP’s support in 2015 and has continued to receive training from the project ever since,…

ENACT hosts webinar on gender perspectives in the use of Open-Source Intelligence analysis to disrupt transnational organised crime

On 14 December 2023, ENACT INTERPOL hosted the Webinar “Gender perspective in the use of open -Source Intelligence (OSINT) analysis to disrupt transnational organised crime.” The event was held under the auspices of the ENACT womENACTion initiative and gathered more than 100 experts from the fields of criminal intelligence analysis, security, OSINT and gender from…