The Seaport Cooperation Project (SEACOP) kicks off fifth phase

The trafficking of illicit goods -including drugs- is an international phenomenon with a devastating impact on social and economic development as well as on public health. The transatlantic axis, which stretches from Latin America via the Caribbean and West Africa to Europe, is a major route for these illicit flows. Orchestrated by transnational criminal groups…

CORMS becomes MASIF, the Monitoring and Support Project for the Global Illicit Flows Programme

After ten years of continuous implementation throughout three phases, CORMS (the Cocaine Route Monitoring and Support Project) ended on 9 April 2021. With the transition from the Cocaine Route Programme (CRP) to the Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP) CORMS was rebranded to MASIF (Monitoring and Support Project for the Global Illicit Flows Programme). The broadened…

Operation Trigger VI reveals that serious trafficking continues in Latin America despite pandemic

Coordinated by INTERPOL and UNODC Operation Trigger VI targeting firearms trafficking across South America, resulted in the arrest of almost 4,000 suspects, with some 200,000 illicit firearms, parts, components, ammunition and explosives recovered. The joint operation enabled police, customs, border and prosecution services to work together, carrying out nearly 10,000 checks against INTERPOL databases to…

COLIBRI launches its Geoportal, a new tool for General Aviation

During the last decade, organised crime has increasingly exploited General Aviation to traffic illicit commodities, in particular drugs. Since 2019, COLIBRI, within the framework of the Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP), aims to improve security in General Aviation by enhancing international cooperation and intelligence sharing among law enforcement agencies. Technology can help specialised services monitor…

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…

Latest news from EU-ACT in Ukraine and Georgia

On 7 October the online training series on the treatment of the harms produced by novel psychoactive substances and club drugs kicked-off. This activity has been designed and will be delivered in partnership with the European Union 4 Monitoring Drugs project (EU4MD), an initiative of the EMCDDA and the Novel Psychoactive Treatment United Kingdom Network…

Another successful AIRCOP webinar on Integrity, Ethics and Accountability in law enforcement!

AIRCOP solicited the expertise of CRIMJUST, both component projects of the Global Illicit Flows Programme of the European Union, as well as the CARICOM Implementation Agency from Crime and Security (IMPACS), the UNODC Justice Section, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (UNOHCHR) and the Independent Investigations Commission of Jamaica (INDECOM)…

Successful launch of the CRIMJUST-led webinar series promoting the incorporation of gender-considerations into drug policies and responses

On 23 September 2020, the CRIMJUST project ran a webinar on “Victims and participants: Women along the drug supply chain, experiences from Colombia”. The event brought together more than 100 participants from Latin America and the Caribbean. Three future webinars will be organised on the same topic. They will, in particular highlight femicides within organised…

COLIBRI and Uruguay officialise their partnership to enhance controls on General Aviation

Uruguay is the first country to assent a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with project COLIBRI. Uruguay was identified by COLIBRI during its early stages of implementation as a potential key partner to engage with and through collaborative responses, enhance and strengthen the controls around general aviation and the fight against illicit trafficking. The agreement of…